Originally a Floridian, Jessica Jerome made her name flying high above the slopes of snowy Park City. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson finished sixth Friday night with Jessica Jerome ninth on the women's HS100 ski jumping event.
Nita Englund continued to set the pace for the USA, moving up from 14th to finish eighth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf.
Nita Englund soared to another career best World Cup, finishing seventh in Oberstdorf.
Winds continued to impact the women's World Cup tour in Zao with Jessica Jerome leading the USA in tenth.
Sarah Hendrickson soared to fifth as the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup resumed in Sapporo.
World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came from behind to finish ninth in the opening FIS Ski Jumping World Cup of the season. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) was 11th with Nita Englund (Steamboat Springs, CO) 18th.
On the eve of the International Ski Federation’s Ski Jumping World Cup tour opener, the U.S. Ski Team has named three women to its 2014-15 team. The women’s tour opens this weekend on the Olympic jumps in Lillehammer, Norway.
America’s top ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will compete in the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships (normal hill) and U.S. Nordic Combined Championships during the Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid on Sunday, October 12.
St. Paul Ski Club's Christian Friberg soared to his first U.S. title while Jessica Jerome own her 11th.
U.S. Ski Team ski jumping and nordic combined athletes will be vying for the title of U.S. Champion this weekend at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships.
Jessica Jerome jumped into the top five Saturday, taking advantage of the second large hill competition of the year and making a statement at the final World Cup of the 2014 season in Planica, Slovenia.
Bryan Fletcher, seen here jumping at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, was not able to jump Sunday after strong wind gusts forced officials to cancel the final nordic combined World Cup of the season along with a women’s ski jumping competition.
Jessica Jerome, seen here competing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, jumped into eighth during the women’s normal hill competition Saturday at the site of the 2015 Falun FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
Jessica Jerome, seen here at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, jumped into 10th Saturday at the large hill World Cup on the legendary Holmenkollen venue, the first large hill competition of the season for women’s ski jumping.
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A Park City transplant from Florida, Jessica Jerome wasted little time moving from sand to snow. Just two years after skiing for the first time, Jerome was on jump skis, and at 14 she was a Junior Olympic Champion. Since then, Jerome has emerged along the leading edge of the growing women’s ski jumping discipline.
Jerome finished ninth in the 2013 overall World Cup standings, scoring in nearly every event she took part in. She was also part of the U.S. World Ski Championships team that finished sixth in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
The now Utah-native Jerome has won six career U.S. titles and bagged 20 Continental Cup podiums, including her first win in 2010 at Rovaniemi, Finland. She also earned her first World Cup podium in 2012 with a third-place finish.
Part of a talented U.S. squad, Jerome sees 2014 and Sochi as an opportunity to make history and cap a successful competitive career.
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