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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
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 www.americanskijumping.com
Tournament Button Sales
Thanks to our local outlets for
tournament button pre-sales!
Bellin Health - Iron Mt Clinic
Iron Mountain Community
Federal Credit Union
Super One Foods
The Drug Store
Bimbo's Wine Press
R & S Liquor
Frog Country Radio
Wells Fargo Bank
Dickinson County Healthcare System
First National Bank IM/K all branches
Pine Mountain Resort
River Valley Bank
First National Bank of Niagara
Solberg's Greenleaf Bar
Northern Michigan Bank
Tom & Jo's
Bob & Jerry's
Mike's on Main
First National Bank of Norway
Big 10 Sports Bar
BECOME A SPONSOR!
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; you’ll find a link
to view and print a detailed
package of information and
a form to indicate interest.
We urge you to act soon!
Nita Englund Named to
USA Nordic Team for
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
Her teammates Sarah
Hendrickson and Abby Ringquist
placed 19th and 29th,
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 ...
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
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
following the weekend at
Visit Kiwanis Ski Club on
Aerial photo of crowd Sat Feb 9, 2019 - Continental Cup
- Don Dumke photo