U.S. Olympic ski jumping team named

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 21, 2010 5:51 am

Congratulations to these three athletes for making the U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Team!
                                                       -Nick Alexander
                                                       -Peter Frenette
                                                       -Anders Johnson

Anders, of Park City, Utah, is the only one who has participated in the Olympic Games before (2006) and he’s only 20 years old! Peter Frenette from Lake Placid, NY is only 19 years old! So, to congratulate them on this accomplishment, I couldn’t even buy them a beer. Hmm. Nick Alexander from Lebanon, New Hampshire is 21 years old, so he just crossed over…

Anyway, enough about boozing…the team was named today by Bill Marolt, President and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Here’s what USSA Nordic Director John Farra had to say: “We’ve seen some strong progress by our American ski jumpers in the last two seasons. Nick Alexander has become a regular qualifier in World Cups and there was also strong competition amongst a growing group of U.S. athletes on the Continental Cup for the Olympic spots.”

Alexander, Frenette and Johnson will be coached by former East German jumper Jochen Dannenberg. He won the 1976 Olympic silver medal and now works with athletes as part of the Project X jumping program.

This is not the final list of Olympic athletes until the U.S. Olympic Committee approves it, but I think we can give the boys a hearty congratulations anyway!