Frenette Kicks Off Worlds Jumping
OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 28) – Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) was the top U.S. finisher in 27th in the men’s HS 100, the first men’s ski jumping event of the 2011 FIS Junior World Nordic Ski Championships in Otepaa, Estonia.
Frenette’s World Champ result, consisting of 87 and 80 meter jumps, follows a top-20 World Cup finish (18th) in Sapporo, Japan. Christian Friberg (Roseville, MN) finished 31st and Brain Wallace (Woodbury, MN) 52nd to round out Friday’s U.S. results.
Bulgaria’s Vladimir Zografski took first in the event with jump of 98 and 95 meters, with Austria’s Stefan Kraft in second and Estonia’s hometown hero Kaarel Nurmsalu in third. On his second jump, Kraft sailed 100 meters, good for the longest jump of the day.
Frenette and Co. return to action Sunday, Jan. 30.
2011 Junior World Nordic Ski Championships – Ski Jumping
Otepaa, Estonia – Jan. 28, 2011
Men’s Normal Hill - HS 100
Gold: Vladimir Zografski, Bulgaria, (98.0, 95.0) 255.0
Silver: Stefan Kraft, Austria, (91.5, 100.00) 251.0
Bronze: Kaarel Nurmsalu, Estonia, (93.5, 96.0) 249.0
27. Peter Frenette, Saranac Lake, NY (Ski Jumping USA, NYSEF), (87.0, 80.0) 190.5
31. Christian Friberg, Roseville, MN (Ski Jumping USA, Saint Paul Ski Club), (85.0) 102.0
52. Brian Wallace, Woodbury, MN (Ski Jumping USA, Saint Paul Ski Club), (78.5) 86.0