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Helicopter Video - Dan Englund Helicopter Video - Dan Englund Photo Album - Tom Bickner Photo Album - Tom Bickner
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, 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.
Norway’s Lindvik Wins Sunday in IM Marius Lindvik (NOR) won this year’s Sunday Continental Cup competition, ahead of Markus Schiffner and Zak Mogel. Start time was moved to morning because of a forecast of afternoon snow. It was snowing already at the start of round 1, and it fell throughout the competition, which finished up shortly after noon. COMPLETE RESULTS (Sun) (series standings at right) Two Tournaments Held Saturday Feb 9 High winds on Friday resulted in that competition being moved to Saturday morning. That event started at 10:45 a.m. The scheduled afternoon tournament began a bit late, at 2:00. It was a cold, clear day with very light winds, and the two tournaments drew a huge crowd. For an aerial view of Saturday’s crowd, scroll down the page a bit. Germany’s Pius Paschke took top honors in the morning, ahead of a pair of Norwegians, Robin Pedersen and Thomas Aasen Markeng. Casey Larson of USA Nordic was 16th. COMPLETE RESULTS (Sat am) Markeng put down a huge jump of 139 meters in the afternoon to take the win, moving up from 4th place after the first round. He was followed by two Austrians, Stefan Huber and Markus Schiffner. Larson finished 22nd. COMPLETE RESULTS (Sat pm) Fifty five athletes from fifteen nations participated. Countries represented included the United States, Austria, Germany, Canada, Norway, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Switzerland, Romania, Japan, Hungary, China & Great Britain. Combined, the weekend’s three competitions featured more than 130 flights of 120+ meters (394 ft). Of these, more than 20 flights exceeded 130+ meters (427 ft). 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, VP of the Kiwanis Ski Club. CLICK FOR MORE INFO & VIDEO Further info on the approval of 501c3 status below … scroll down SOARING INTO THE FUTURE! FIS Requires Updates Over Next 3 Years IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kiwanis Ski Club, which organizes the annual Giant Pine Mountain Ski Jumping competition, is required by FIS, the International Ski Federation, to make several improvements within 3 years. For the 2018 tournament, the landing area needed to be adjusted from a 37- degree slope to about 30 degrees for safety. “This meant the side boards had to come off, marker steps had to come off and go back on, and fill needed be added to the landing area from about 90 meters down,” club member Lennie Walters said. Stage two 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, Bujold said. Club members have worked with Integrated Designs Inc. of Marquette on architecture, engineering and consulting and already have invested $20,000 in engineering to meet FIS specifications. 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 A Blast From the Past - Photo Album Carl Darovich, native of Iron Mountain, was an avid collector of ski jumping photos, autographs, publications, artifacts, and memorabilia. He lived in Sheboygan WI, and passed away several years ago. The American Ski Jumping Museum and Hall of Fame in Red Wing MN has acquired a large portion of Carl’s collection. Here are two examples of his lifetime passion: Photo album (one of 80+) Includes many autographs and notes, much of it related to Pine Mountain and athletes who jumped here; most not yet captioned, but autographs and notes help to identify. Handwritten log of US records and long jumps (‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s) Includes many names & photos familiar to long-time Pine Mt fans. More about US ski jumping history at
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Nita Englund Named to USA Nordic Team for World Championships in Austria Feb 22-Mar 2 Former Kiwanis Junior Ski Club jumper Nita Englund, has been named to the US team for the FIS Nordic World Championships Feb 22 - Mar 2 in Seefeld AUT. Photo by Bente Sveinungsen click to enlarge Nita competes in Women’s World Cup as a member of the USA Nordic Ski Jumping Team. which now includes both the men’s and women’s squads. She was one of three American women on the 2018 Olympic team. Englund 21st and 30th in Sapporo JPN World Cup Jan 8-10, places 20th in Romania January 26th She placed in the points by making the final round twice in World Cup competition in Sapporo Jan 8-10, 2019, placing 30th Fri, 21st Sun. A week later, Jan 26th, she placed 20th in another World Cup, this time in Rasnov ROU. Nita placed 31st in the women’s Individual ski jumping in 2018 Olympics Her teammates Sarah Hendrickson and Abby Ringquist placed 19th and 29th, respectively. Englund Wins 2018 US Large Hill Title Nita added another US title to her resume, winning top honors July 29, on the large hill at Utah Olympic Park. RESULTS: Sat July 29 Englund Sets Hill Record! American Nita Englund set a new Women’s World Cup hill record in Almaty Kazakhstan Feb 28, 2016 ... read US Ski Team article ... CLICK HERE Englund Wins 2016 US Normal Hill 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
FIS Continental Cup Feb 9-10, 2019
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The FIS Continental Cup series is comprised of 30 competitions in eleven countries, from early December to late March The Continental Cup Feb 9-10 in Iron Mountain included the 18th, 19th, and 20th events. The link below will show you the entire schedule, plus the current standings following the weekend at PineMountain.
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