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U.S.A.
Ski Jumpers
at the
World Championships

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  • The first World Skiing Championships recognized by the FIS were held in 1924 in conjunction with the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France, though Jahn and Theiner, in Enzyklopädie des Skispringens (2004), mention a 1923 event in Harrachov, CZE.

  • The FIS continued to embrace the Olympic Winter Games as the official World Championships through the 1984 Games in Sarajevo, and further World Championships were held in non-Olympic years.

  • In a web page chronicling the World Championships, the FIS web site lists annual events from 1924 to 1939, though some of these are not actually given the designation "World Championships" in the list, and the results shown in Jahn and Theiner for these events show that they were not attended by many national teams. None of the pre-war results in Jahn and Theiner for non-Olympic events indicate participation by any U.S. ski jumpers.

  • After WW-II, World Championships were held every two years, in even-numbered years, starting with the Olympic Games of 1948 in St. Moritz and running through 1984 in Sarajevo.

  • Before 1962, a single special jumping event was held, though the size of the jumping hill grew over the decades. In Zakopane, POL (1962) a second World Championship event was added on a smaller hill. The two events have been designated in a number of ways, but "Large Hill" and "Normal Hill" continue to work.

  • In 1978, the FIS added a Team Jump to the World Championship program, but this was not added to the Olympics until 1988. The 1980 event did without a team event but in 1984, with no team jump in Sarajevo, the FIS held a stand-alone World Championship Team Jump in Engleberg, SWI.

  • After 1984, the FIS split from the Olympic Games and moved the biennial World Championships to the odd-numbered years starting in 1985.

  • Thunder Bay (1995) introduced the World Cup practice of cutting the field of competitors to the top 30 for the second round of competition, and in Lahti (2001) a qualifying event was added from which the top 50 qualifiers would jump the following day in the finals.

  • Two World Championships, 2001 in Lahti and 2005 in Oberstdorf, have included two team competitions, one on the Normal Hill and one on the Large Hill.

  • New in Liberec (2009) was an official women's championhip event on the Normal Hill only, won but Lindsey Van (USA).

  • New in Val di Fiemme (2013) was a Normal Hill mixed team event (in addition to the LH men's team event).

Please report any errors that you notice. Thanks.      


US Jumpers at the World Championships      

    LARGE HILL

    NORMAL HILL

      TEAM JUMP

2011 VAL di FIEMME, ITA            
39.  Anders Johnson
50.  Peter Frenette

  1.  Sarah Hendrickson
  6.  Jesssica Jerome
16.  Lindsey Van
33.  Abby Hughes

37.  Anders Johnson
nq  Peter Frenette

6.  Jesssica Jerome
     Peter Frenette
     Sarah Hendrickson
     Anders Johnson

(No team entered on LH)
 

2011 OSLO, NOR              
35.  Peter Frenette

14.  Jesssica Jerome
16.  Sarah Hendrickson
20.  Alissa Johnson
24.  Abby Hughes
34.  Lindsey Van

(no men entered in NH)

(No U.S. team entered)
 

2009 LIBEREC, CZE              
40.  Anders Johnson
nq  Nicholas Fairall (45)

  1.  Lindsey Van
  6.  Jesssica Jerome
20.  Alissa Johnson
29.  Sarah Hendrickson

48.  Anders Johnson
nq  Nicholas Fairall (42)

(No U.S. team entered)
 

2007 SAPPORO, JAP              
nq  Clint Jones
nq  Alan Alborn

(No U.S. competitors)
 

(No U.S. team entered)
 

2005 OBERSTDORF, GER            
nq  Clint Jones
 

32. Clint Jones
nq  Brian Welch

(No U.S. team entered)
 

2003 PREDAZZO, ITA            
34. Alan Alborn
40. Clint Jones

29. Alan Alborn
32. Clint Jones

(No U.S. team entered)
2001 LAHTI, FIN              
38. Clint Jones
41. Alan Alborn

23. Alan Alborn
37. Clint Jones

(No U.S. team entered)
1999 BISCHOFSHOFEN & RAMSAU, AUT              
27. Alan Alborn
46. Brendan Doran

40. Alan Alborn
59. Brendan Doran

(No U.S. team entered)
1997 TRONDHEIM, NOR              
(No U.S. competitors)

(No U.S. competitors)

(No U.S. team entered)

1995 THUNDER BAY, CAN              
46. Randy Weber
52. Matt Kuusinen
55. Brendan Doran
 

33. Randy Weber
34. Matt Kuusinen
36. Tad Langlois
50. Brendan Doran

11. Matt Kuusinen
      Brendan Doran
      Randy Weber
      Tad Langlois

1993 FALUN, SWE              
48. Jim Holland
50. Greg Boester
51. Robert Holme

32. Robert Holme
48. Jim Holland
58. Greg Boester

(Team not entered)
1991 PREDAZZO, ITA              
41. Kris Severson
52. Jim Holland
59. Tad Langlois
60. Mark Konopacke

29. Jim Holland
44. Mark Konopacke
51. Kris Severson
58. Tad Langlois

13. Tad Langlois
      Mark Konopacke
      Jim Holland
      Kris Severson

1989 LAHTI, FIN              
28. Michael Holland
48. Tad Langlois
61. Mark Konopacke
62. Kurt Stein

25. Michael Holland
46. Mark Konopacke
53. Kurt Stein
62. Tad Langlois

13. Mark Konopacke
      Kurt Stein
      Tad Langlois
      Michael Holland

1987 OBERSTDORF, GER              
31. Michael Holland
42. Zane Palmer
51. Rick Mewborn
53. Chris Hastings

42. Rick Mewborn
47. Michael Holland
52. Zane Palmer
59. Mark Konopacke

15. Mark Konopacke
      Zane Palmer
      Rick Mewborn
      Michael Holland

1985 INNSBRUCK & SEEFELD, AUT              
23. Mark Konopacke
24. Michael Holland
38. Rick Mewborn
40. Zane Palmer

  8. Michael Holland
25. Nils Stolzlechner
40. Rick Mewborn
47. Mark Konopacke

 5. Nils Stolzlechner
      Rick Mewborn
      Mark Konopacke
      Michael Holland

1984 ENGELBERG, SWI             
(See Sarajevo Olympics) (See Sarajevo Olympics)  7. Reed Zuehlke
     Dennis McGrane
     Jeff Hastings
     Michael Holland

1982 OSLO, NOR            
15. Jeff Hastings
16. John Broman
44. Nils Stolzlechner
54. Reed Zuehlke

35. Jeff Hastings
40. Reed Zuehlke
43. John Broman
54. Nils Stolzlechner

 6. Nils Stolzlechner
     Reed Zuehlke
     Jeff Hastings
     John Broman

1978 LAHTI, FIN              
27. Jim Denney
37. Walter Malmquist
49. Chris McNeill
52. Jeff Denney

14. Jim Denney
33. Chris McNeill
44. Jeff Davis
48. Jeff Denney

10. Jeff Denney
     Chris McNeill
     Jeff Davis
     Jim Denney


    LARGE HILL

    NORMAL HILL

1974 FALUN, SWE              
39. Tom Dargay
40. Ron Steele
52. Jay Rand

 

33. Jay Rand
39. Jerry Martin
42. Greg Windsperger
46. Ron Steele

1970 STRBSKE PLESO, CZE              
26. Greg Swor
48. Jerry Martin
53. Adrian Watt
54. Bill Bakke

 

24. Greg Swor
25. Adrian Watt
35. Bill Bakke
44. Jerry Martin

1966 OSLO, NOR              
16. John Balfanz
29. Jay Martin
60. Gene Kotlarek
61. Dave Hicks

26. John Balfanz
36. Gene Kotlarek
39. Dave Hicks
58. Jay Martin

1962 ZAKOPANE, POL           
32. John Balfanz
37. Jon Elliot
40. William Erickson
52. Steve Rieschl

16. William Erickson
49. Steve Rieschl
53. Jon Elliot
60. John Balfanz

1958 LAHTI, FIN              
16. James House
18. Arthur Tokle
31. William Erickson
34. Rudy Maki
44. Richard Rahoi
54. Ansten Samuelstuen

  Before 1960 there was only
  one special jump at the
  World Championships.

    1954 FALUN, SWE
13. Arthur Devlin
13. Keith Wegeman
38. Crosby Perry-Smith
40. Marvin Crawford
63. Arthur Tokle

    1950 LAKE PLACID, USA
  6. Arthur Devlin
13. Merrill Barber
14. Arthur Tokle
17. Crosby Perry-Smith
20. Gordon Wren
24. Keith Wegeman
26. Billy Olson
27. Ralph Bietila

Our sources list twelve World Championships before World War II, but most of these attracted participation from a small list of nations. In particular, our source lists no U.S. jumpers in these twelve events.

    1939 ZAKOPANE, POL
    1938 LAHTI, FIN
    1937 CHAMONIX, FRA
    1935 VYSOKE TATRY, CZE
    1934 SOLLEFTEA, SWE
    1933 INNSBRUCK, AUT
    1931 OBERHOF, GER
    1930 OSLO, NOR
    1929 ZAKOPANE, POL
    1927 CORTINA, ITA
    1926 LAHTI, FIN
    1925 JOHANNISBAD, CZE

The information above was taken mostly from Enzyklopädie des Skispringens
by Jens Jahn and Egon Theiner, (2004) Agon Sportverlag, Kassel, GER

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