Michael Glasder, shown here during the men's HS100 competition on Feb. 25, soared 116 meters to finish 14th and lead the USA into Thursday’s HS130m finals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. (Getty Images-Nils Petter Nilsson)
LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - All American ski jumpers qualified Wednesday night to go into Thursday night’s large hill World Championship medal round on the HS130m hill in Lahti. It’s the first time since 1991 in Val di Fiemme, Italy that the USA has put four men into a large hill final.
Michael Glasder (Cary, IL) went 116 meters to finish 14th and lead the USA. Will Rhoads (Park City, UT), also went 116 meters to come in 21st. Junior Casey Larson (Barrington, IL) was 33rd with Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) 34th.
Thursday’s competition will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST and will be streamed live on NBC Sports.