Anders Johnson (in archive photo) jumped to his third U.S. title.
FOX RIVER GROVE, IL (Oct 1.) – Young gun Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to her first U.S. Championship title in front of nearly a thousand spectators at the historical Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, IL near Chicago. Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) took his third U.S. Championship title after sweeping the men's field. Hendrickson's normal hill win is a boost from her second place large hill finish at the U.S. Championships earlier this year in Park City. The U.S. Ski Team's Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT), who won the large hill title, was third.
- Hendrickson's first U.S. title
- Johnson's third career U.S. title
- U.S. Ski Team's Jessica Jerome was third
- Large hill winner and Olympian Peter Frenette finished sixth
- First time in recent history event has been held at the Norge Ski Club, which is one of the oldest clubs in America
- Fourth year the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has held its U.S. Championships in the summertime
- Inaugural women's ski jumping FIS World Cup season starts Dec. 3 in Lillehammer, Norway
"This is my first title, so it's really good to see that I can hopefully do well this winter if I continue to jump like this. I'm super happy that I have good results going into the winter season."
"We had clear blue skies today, a little cold, but perfect for jumping. There was quite a big crowd out here today so that was cool to see."
"This definitely feels good. I've spent the last couple of years being hurt, so it feels good to have a good competition under my belt."
"I've started to have some better jumps in the later part of the summer so hopefully I can carry that over into the season. It's been a while since I've had some good domestic and international jumps."
U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Fox River Grove, IL - Oct 1, 2011 Ski Jumping – Normal Hill (K70) (Jump distances in meters) total points
Men 1. Anders Johnson, Park City, UT (74.5m, 75.5m) 242 2. Nick Fairall, Andover, NH (73m, 73m) 237.7 3. Billy Demong, Vermontville, NY (71.5m, 69.5m) 225.7
Women 1. Sarah Hendrickson, Park City, UT (68.5m, 73m) 227.8 2. Alissa Johnson, Park City, UT (65.5m 67m) 203.5 3. Jessica Jerome, Park City, UT (64m, 65.5m) 197.4