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Nita Englund in World Cup
Former Kiwanis Junior Ski Club
jumper Nita Englund competes
in Women’s World Cup as a
member of the US VISA
Women’s Ski Jumping Team.
She will be representing the
USA at the 2017 FIS WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS in Lahti FIN
during the 2017 Continental
Cup weekend back home!
Photo by Bente Sveinungsen
click to enlarge
NITA’S 2016 RESULTS
Englund Sets Hill Record!
American Nita Englund set a
new Women’s World Cup hill
record in Almaty Kazakhstan on
Feb 28, 2016 ... read US Ski
Team article ... CLICK HERE
Sapporo JPN 1/16 1/17
Oberstdorf GER 1/30 1/31
Oslo NOR Holmenkollen 2/04
Hinzenbach AUT 2/06 2/07
Almaty KAZ 2/27 2/28
Englund Wins US Title
Nita Englund won the
Women’s 2016 Normal Hill
Championship on Oct 11,
2015, at Lake Placid NY.
Results: Sun Oct 11
FIS article: click here
Nita’s 2015 Season
FIS World Championships
Nita Englund placed 12th in
individual jumping, and
followed up with a terrific
performance in mixed-team
Results: Fri 2/20/15 Indiv
Results: Sat 2/22/15 team
Englund 2nd, 5th in KAZ
The US Ski Team’s Nita
Englund placed 2nd and 5th
in Women’s Grand Prix
action in Almaty KAZ
on Sept 12-13, 2015
Results: 9/12 9/13
Videos and Photos From Previous Continental Cups
The helicopter video was shot by Kiwanis Ski Club jumper Dan Englund using
a remote-controlled electric helicopter that he built. You can see more of his
work on his website, www.aerialvantageproductions.com.
The photo album was shot by Tom Bickner of Chicago’s Norge Ski Club,
and it contains 409 photographs from our 2012 tournament
You can find more videos and pix from this and previous tournaments
on our “FIS Continental Cup” and “Video/Photo” pages.
Photozoom Gallery of Pine Mountain Tournament Scenes
Click on any small picture at right, and you’ll see it enlarged in the left window.
To zoom in closer on details, just point your mouse at the area you’d like to see
in greater detail. First 17 photos by Tom Bickner, last 3 by Kirsten Erickson.
O U R M E D I A P A R T N E R S
Club Receives $24K Gift For Projects
The organization “100 Women Who Care in Dickinson County” has
announced a gift of approximately $24,000 to the Kiwanis Ski Club to help
with the costs of FIS-mandated improvements to the facility. You can view
the Iron Mountain Daily News article of 8/31/17 … CLICK HERE
Major Fundraising Campaign Underway
May 22, 2017 – The Kiwanis Ski Club of Iron Mountain, Michigan received
official notice of their 501c3 non-profit status. “This is a tremendous step
forward to meet our fundraising goals for the next three years” said Daniel
Freeman, Vice President of the Kiwanis Ski Club. A major fundraising
announcement is set to be released in late summer.
More info in article below entitled “FIS Requires Updates …”
Reuben Hamari Inducted into ASJ HOF
The late Reuben Hamari, outstanding Kiwanis Ski Club jumper in the ‘40s,
‘50s, and into the ‘60s, is one of six athletes selected for induction into the
American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Mt
Frontenac golf club, just south of Red Wing MN, on Saturday, August 5; a
large contingent from Kiwanis Ski Club attended, and Reuben’s daughter
Lisa acceptd the award on his behalf.
Details, including link to bio,are on www.americanskijumping.com.
FIS Requires Updates Over Next 3 Years
A rendition of the second stage of updates needed at the Pine Mountain
ski jump venue, done by Integrated Designs Inc., an architecture,
engineering, and consulting firm in Marquette.
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kiwanis Ski Club, which organizes the annual
Giant Pine Mountain Ski Jumping competition, will seek a higher non-profit
status as it works to secure “significant” funding for needed upgrades.
UPDATE: PRESS RELEASE RE: IRS 501(c)(3) RECLASSIFICATION
The club was notified in May that the Internal Revenue Service has
reclassified it as a 501(c)(3) organization. This had to be done before
moving forward this spring on changes club officials say must be done
within three years to remain an International Ski Federation, or FIS,
Continental Cup event.
The ski club was previously a 501(c)(4) organization, which while also
considered a non-profit status does not allow donations to be tax
deductible, limiting some businesses that would like to make
So the 501(c)(3) status opens the door to many new donors, club
And those new donors will be needed: The required upgrades could
cost upwards of a million dollars, although exact estimates aren’t yet
known, organizers said.
“We couldn’t have gone too far forward without the 501(c)(3),” Kiwanis
Ski Club President Nick Blagec said.
For the 2018 tournament, the landing area needs to be adjusted from a 37-
degree slope to about 30 degrees for safety.
“This means the side boards have to come off, marker steps have to come
off and go back on and fill needs be added to the landing area from about 90
meters down,” club member Lennie Walters said.
“This can be done,” Blagec said.
Stage two, needed by the 2019 event, is more significant. The start gates
must be widened, a stair tower built and a warming shelter completed
alongside the scaffold.
Finally, an elevator must be installed by 2020, Bujold said.
Club members have worked with Integrated Designs Inc. of Marquette on
architecture, engineering and consulting and already have invested $20,000
FIS Continental Cup 2017
Two Competitions Held Sunday Feb 26th
Milder temps and lighter breezes! Results: AM comp PM comp
Livestream Video: morning (3 segments) afternoon (5 segments)
Mother Nature cooperated on Sunday, with nicer weather for athletes and
spectators alike. Saturday’s postponed competition was held on Sunday
morning, and Sunday meet was held as planned in early afternoon.
Stefan Huber of Austria picked up the morning win, with Poland’s Klemens
Muranka 2nd and Austria’s Clemens Aigner 3rd. American AJ Brown made
the cut to the final round of 30, finishing 28th.
The distances and points ran higher in the morning, with the top 10 all
having at lest one jump over 130 meters, and the top 8 all scoring over 240
points. Only one American cracked the final round, AJ Brown in 28th.
Only one jumper exceeded 240 points in the afternoon. The winner was
Norway’s Halvor Egner Granerud. Slovenia’s Bor Pavlovic was 2nd, and
Stefan Huber grabbed his second podium finish of the weekend.
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On Feb 25-26, 2017, the
Kiwanis Ski Club hosted wo
days of FIS Continental Cup
ski jumping competition
featuring athletes from 11
nations. This weekend
marked the 23rd and 24th
events of 30 that make up
the 2017 season. It’s the
ONLY North American event
in this series. Learn more
about the FIS Continental
Cup via link in top
Feb 10-11, 2018
We’ve posted information on
our Sponsors page showing
how you can become involved
in supporting our international
event and our sport. Read a
bit about our sponsorship
opportunities. There’s a link to
view and print a detailed
package of information and a
form to indicate interest. If
you didn’t act on it this year,
please consider it for next