Defending normal hill U.S. Champ Anders Johnson took his career fifth title and second straight of the weekend at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT. (Sarah Brunson/USSA)
PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 5) – Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) successfully defended his normal hill U.S. Championship title, and took his second win of the weekend at the 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) won the women's normal hill title, finishing the weekend two-for-two after clinching the large hill crown yesterday. The win boosts Jerome's U.S. Championship title tally to 10, while Johnson reaches his career fifth.
Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) clinched her career 10th U.S. Championship title, winning the 2013 U.S. Ski Jumping normal hill Championship.
Defending normal hill champ Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) secured his fifth title and second for the weekend.
U.S. Ski Jumping Championships took place in the summer for the fifth straight year.
Canada's Alexandra Pretorius and Makenzie Boyd-Clowes won the competitions for the second day in a row.
U.S. Champions are determined based on the top American finish.
2012 World Cup champion and 2012 normal hill U.S. Champ Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) both sat out the event recovering from planned off-season surgeries.
The ski jumping World Cup season begins Nov. 23 in Lillehammer, Norway.
QUOTES Jessica Jerome To sweep the whole weekend gives me a little bit of confidence. I know my jumping isn't amazing right now but today I actually felt better, so I was happy with that. And I'm excited for my 10th national title – double digits!
This is always a tricky time of year because we never know how anyone else in the world is jumping. I think we have an idea but we never actually know until we get to competition. A lot of times I try not to expect too much but I know where my jumping is and where I can be, so I'm just going to try to keep building off of that.
Anders Johnson It feels good to be the national champion. I've been working hard this last summer and changed my training style a little bit. I've been working with some past injuries that have really been lingering but I feel healthy again and I feel strong and for the first time in a while I feel like my jumping is actually starting to progress. I've had some good results this summer and a good weekend here and I think it's a good starting point for the next two years.
OFFICIAL RESULTS U.S. Championships Park City, UT - Aug 5, 2012 Ski Jumping – Normal Hill (HS100) (Jump distances in meters) total points Men 1. Makenzie Boyd-Clowes, Canada (98.5m, 95m) 254.5 2. Mathew Rowley, Canada (98m, 91m) 241.5 3. Anders Johnson, Park City, UT (93.5m, 92.5m) 239.5
Women 1. Alexandra Pretorius, Canada (91m, 94.5m) 230.5 2. Jessica Jerome, Park City, UT (88m, 92.5m) 222 3. Taylor Henrich, Canada (86.5m, 89m) 212