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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 Zao JPN       1/22  1/23 Oberstdorf  GER  1/30  1/31 Oslo NOR Holmenkollen  2/04 Hinzenbach AUT   2/06  2/07 Ljubno SLO       2/13  2/14 Lahti FIN    2/19  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 competition! 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
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, 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.
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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. The club is waiting on the Internal Revenue Service to reclassify it as a 501(c)(3) organization 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. Ski Club treasurer Paul Bujold thinks “it looks pretty good” they’ll be able to make the switch. “We fit right into a category that meets our needs,” Bujold said. The ski club now is 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 contributions. So the 501(c)(3) status could open the door to many new donors, club members explained. 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 can’t really go 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 in engineering.   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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Top International Ski Jumpers in Action! SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS 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 navigation bar.
Sponsor Opportunities 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 year!
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