Women’s Ski Jumpers to be Featured on NBC’s “Rock Center”

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 28, 2013 3:56 pm

On Friday, March 1 at 10pm/9 central, women’s ski jumping will be featured on NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams.”

Lindsey Van and her teammates are currently in vigorous training to compete and make their Olympic debut in Sochi 2014 and the segment, “Flight Delay,” shares their training adventures.

“Rock Center” Correspondent Kate Snow interviewed the athletes, including Van, Jessica Jerome, Sarah Hendrickson, Abby Hughes, Alissa Johnson, and even Deedee Corradini, Women’s Ski Jumping USA president, in Park City and in Germany during World Cup competition.

Lindsey Van in air

World Champion Lindsey Van flies at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships on the 120 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. (c) 2011 USSA/Tom Kelly

“I’ve watched Olympic ski jumping since I was a kid, but I simply never realized there was a reason I was watching only MEN do the jumping,” commented Snow. “When I heard about the fight these women have waged, I wanted to meet them.”

The Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team is currently ranked No. 1 in the world heading into the final two World Cup competitions of the 2013 season. The team is headed by young jumper, Hendrickson, who is just 18-years-old and recently won gold at the World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

“The next year is going to be both exciting and critical for our U.S. women ski jumpers and we’re thrilled that Kate Snow and NBC’s ‘Rock Center’ chose to tell their inspiring story in prime time,” exclaimed Corradini.