PARK CITY, UT – Olympic ski jumper Peter Frenette of Saranac Lake, NY (pictured left, USSA/Tom Kelly) took his third straight U.S. title yesterday at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park City, Utah. In the women’s division, Jessica Jerome took the crown for her eighth career U.S. title.
Frenette, who swept the large and normal hill at U.S. Championships last year, beat the field by 11 points. ”Training has been going great, and it was awesome that I was able to carry it over to today. I’m really happy with my results and how everything played out,” said Frenette.
Jerome beat out the women’s field by jumping almost ten meters further than anyone else in both her round one and round two jumps. ”I’ve been skiing really well in training this season. I felt confident going into this U.S. Championships and it just seemed to fall into place. We’re a really tight knit group so we continue to push each other to be the best. I just felt really good today,” said Jerome.
The 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van of Park City, UT, who swept both titles last season, placed third. Below are the official results.
U.S. Championships Ski Jumping – Large Hill, Park City, UT – July 30, 201
(Jump distances in meters) total points
1. Peter Frenette, Lake Placid, NY (124.5m, 126.5m) 250.3
2. Chris Lamb, Lake Placid, NY (122.5m, 123.5m ) 239.3
3. Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (120.5m, 122.5m) 234.9
1, Jessica Jerome, Park City, UT (127.5m, 126.5m) 242.2
2. Sarah Hendrickson, Park City, UT (118.5m117.5m) 217.8
3. Lindsey Van, Park City, UT (116.5m, 116.5m) 214.9