Overview

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U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping

December 24 & 25 | Olympic Jumping Complex & Mt. Van Hoevenberg

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced today that the U.S. Olympic Trials for the sports of ski jumping and Nordic combined will take place at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid on Dec. 24 and 25. Lake Placid was home to competition during the 1932 and 1980Olympic Winter Games, and it will now be a pivotal place for Beijing 2022 hopefuls.

The event will showcase the top men and women ski jumpers and Nordic combined skiers in the country competing for placement on the U.S. Olympic team. While as many as five men and women in each discipline will earn selection on Team USA, only the winner in each discipline is guaranteed a spot at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games. Full teams will be announced in late January.

Cross-Country Skier
Nordic Combined athlete Taylor Fletcher
Ski Jumper Flying Through the Air
Ski Jumper Andrew Urlaub
USA Nordic athlete Nina Lussi
Ski Jumper and Lake Placid native Nina Lussi

Schedule

  • Dec 24 — 25, 2021

    (Schedule is subject to change)

    Wednesday, December, 22 | Athlete Arrival & Training

    Thursday, December 23 | Official Training

    Friday, December 24 | Nordic Combined Competition

    • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Official Training SJ Mens & Ladies HS-100 2 Rounds
    • 9:30 am – 9:40 am – Fore Jumpers
    • 9:40 am – 9:50 am – HS-100 Nordic Combined Trial Jump
    • 9:50 am – 10:00 am – Break – Fore jumpers/Hill prep
    • 10:00 am – 10:10 am – HS-100 Nordic Combined Competition Jump
    • 10:10 am – 1:00 pm – Venue Change over
    • 1:00 pm – 1:35 pm – Nordic Combined 10km (5X2km)
    • 1:35 pm – 1:45 pm – Award Set up XC Start/Finish Area
    • 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Olympic Trials NC Awards Presentation XC Start/Finish Area

     

    Saturday, December 25, 2021 | Mens and Ladies Ski Jumping Competition

     

    • 12:10 pm – 12:20 pm – Fore jumpers/Hill Prep
    • 12:20 pm – 12:28 pm – Mens Trial Jump
    • 12:28 pm – 12:34 pm – Ladies Trial Jump
    • 12:34 pm – 12:45 – Break – Hill Prep
    • 12:45 pm – 12:53 pm – Mens Competition Jump 1
    • 12:53 pm – 12:59 pm – Ladies Competition Jump 1
    • 12:53 pm – 1:25 pm – Break – Hill Prep/TV NC XC Race On Air
    • 1:25 pm – 1:33 pm – Mens Competition Jump 2
    • 1:33 pm – 1:36 pm – Hill Prep
    • 1:36 pm – 1:42 pm – Ladies Competition Jump 2
    • 1:42 pm – 1:50 pm – Awards Set up
    • 1:50 pm – 2:00 pm – Olympic Trials SJ Award Presentation

Athletes

Athletes to Watch

Men’s Ski Jumping

  • Kevin Bickner – Olympian, had the longest jump in the first round of the 2018 games in Korea
  • Casey Larson – Olympian, the top athlete last season internationally and recent winner of two National titles
  • Andy Urlaub – “The Young Gun”
  • Decker Dean – Described as “The Jumping Machine”

Women’s Ski Jumping

  • Annika Belshaw – Won all three events including Nordic Combined at the 2022 National Championships
  • Logan Sankey – Had a top result in the Grand Prix event this summer
  • Nina Lussi – Lake Placid Native and a perennial contender, who was injured on her way to victory in the 2018 trials
  • Anna Hoffman – New up and comer

Men’s Nordic Combined

  • Taylor Fletcher – Will have his 4th chance to head to the Olympics
  • Ben Loomis – Silver Medalist at the World Junior Championships and Youth Olympic Games and WCAP athlete
  • Jasper Good – An up and coming WCAP athlete making great strides
  • Stephen Schumann –  A young gun coming back from injuries
  • Niklas Malacinski – A young talent who has a bright future

Tickets & Info

Tickets will be available for this event in Fall 2021.  Please check back here soon!

More Info

About USA Nordic

USA Nordic is the national leadership organization for Nordic combined and ski jumping in the United States, providing support and guidance to the nations’ clubs and coaches while overseeing the national elite teams. More information can be found here.

About Team USA

Team USA is the world’s largest and most diverse team of athletes from across the United States who compete at the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, founded in 1894, serves as the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States and is responsible for protecting, supporting and empowering Team USA athletes. More information can be found here.