Ski Jumping in the Eastern USA

Meet the Athletes: Ski Jumpers in the Eastern USA

Elite Ski Jumpers

Young Bill Demong (b. March 29, 1980)of Saranac Lake NY skied his way onto the U.S Team for the Nagano Olympics where he made some waves with his long jumps. In 1999, he committed himself to top level skiing by moving to Steamboat Springs, CO, the unofficial home of the U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined program. Now, in the 2000 season, he has joined Steamboat Springs native Todd Lodwick on the World Cup tour where Bill has been regularly placing in the top twenty.

Three time Olympian Tim Tetreault (b. March 14, 1970) grew up in Norwich VT and learned to ski in the junior jumping program of the Ford Sayre Ski Club across the Connecticut River in Hanover NH. Tim was National Nordic Combined champion in 1997.
At the end of the 1999 ski season, Tim retired from international competition.

Casey Colby (b. Nov. 3, 1974) of Lake Placid NY was 1997 U.S. National ski jumping champion and went on to Nagano, Japan for the 1998 Olympic Games.
At the end of the 1999 season, Casey retired from international competition and will continue his college education.

Young Taylor Hoffman (b. Nov. 17, 1979) of Lake Placid was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for several years. He is re-energized for the 2000 season, and everyone in the skiing community hopes that this very talented athlete will soon rediscover the magic.

Nordic combined skiers, bursting on the scene

Spillane, VanLoan, Hinkley, Demong,
World Junior Gold Medalists!
In 1999, Olympian Bill Demong teamed up with Jed Hinkley (b. June 5, 1981) of Andover NH, Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs CO) and supercharged Carl VanLoan (August 20, 1980) of Webster NH to bring home the gold medal from the 1999 World Junior Nordic Skiing Championships. These four are now training together in Steamboat Springs, where the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team makes its home.

Some high flying ladies, the Mountain Muffins

Liz Szotyori of Saugerties NY has been jumping for only four years. She lives and trains in Lake Placid, as does Marie-Pierre Morin of Rockland, Ontario, CAN. Molly Stone of Wilmington NY began her jumping as a small girl in Lake Placid. Lindsey Van was a child prodigy as a tiny girl in Park City, UT. With the Park City jumps out of commission in preparation for the 2002 Olympics, Lindsey, now 14, is spending the year in Lake Placid. (Click on the tiny jumper above to see a spectacular picture of Liz in flight, summer jumping on plastic in Lake Placid.)

Molly and Marie
show off their medals
Brattleboro VT, 1997

National medalists Liz, Lindsey, and Veronica
model World Championship Team apparel.
Liz, Molly and Lindsey, plus Central Division jumpers Karla Keck and Veronica Myhra represented the U.S. in the 1999 World Championships. Marie-Pierre accompanied them as sole Canadian jumper and on a soggy night in Austria, Karla took home the gold. The Mountain Muffin jumping program, under the guidence of Larry Stone , is pushing U.S. girls and ladies ski jumping to new heights.
   Laura McLane got a late start in jumping
as a student at Kennett High School in New Hampshire. Now a student at St. Michaels College in Burlington, VT, Laura continues to improve both her jumping and her cross-country.
Molly Stone, showing how it's done


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