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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
International Ski Jumping at Pine Mt!
Plan ahead -- online admission button sale begins soon
Come to Iron Mountain the second weekend of February 2019 and watch a
field of international ski jumping stars fly well over 400 feet in the biggest
annual international tournament in North America.
We’ll be making admission buttons available online again; watch for that to
be announced here, along with tournament details, entries, etc.
The following article describes our exciting 2018 tournament!
Norwegians Dominate 2018 Tournament
Lindvik & Granerud Get Wins Results: Sat 2/10 Sun 2/11
A huge crowd enjoyed a great day of ski jumping at Pine Mountain Feb 10,
Marius Lindvik topped the podium, ahead of Poland’s Jakub Wolny and
Lindvik’s Norwegian teammate Halvor Egner Granerud. Lindvik scored
291.5 points on jumps of 137 and 135.5 meters. Wolny finished with 277.7
points on flights of 130 and 138 meters. Granerud totaled 268.7 points with
distances of 134 and 125 meters. It was sunny and cold, but winds were
calm all day, an a huge crowd enjoyed some terrific jumping competition.
Germany’s Pius Paschke had the longest jump of the day at 141.5 meters,
just two meters short of the hill record.
American Bald Eagle Flies Over
Norway’s Marius Lindvik on
144 Meter Flight Sunday!
Iron Mountain Daily News photo - Theresa Proudfit
Sunday was cold and sunny again, with light and variable breezes, but the
tournament was started an hour earlier than originally scheduled, because
the forecast projected winds to go up a bit by mid-afternoon. It was a day
when the hill record was under threat several times, and appeared to be
broken on a 144 meter flight by Lindvik in the first round, but that record
didn’t stand … because Lindvik didn’t stand! He fell after landing, and didn’t
make it quite far enough through the bottom transition. Remarkably, a bald
eagle appeared just above the landing as Lindvik soared to the bottom!
Granerud took top honors with flights of 126.5 and 143 meters, rolling up
263.8 points. Slovenia’s Anze Lanisek flew 141.5 and 127 meters, good for
256,7 points. Lindvik stood his second jump of 139.5 meters, and claimed
the third spot on the podium with 255.6 points. Read FIS article
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
A rendering 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, is required by FIS, the
International Ski Federation, to make several improvements within 3 years.
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.
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 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
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 inducted this year 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 accepted the award on his behalf.
Details, including link to bio,are on 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
Nita Englund 31st
at 2018 Olympics
Former Kiwanis Junior Ski Club
jumper Nita Englund 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.
Nita placed 31st in the
women’s Individual ski
jumping in Pyeong Chang.
Her teammates Sarah
Hendrickson and Abby
Ringquist placed 19th and 29th,
Photo by Bente Sveinungsen
click to enlarge
Nita 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
Nita 12th in 2015 FIS
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
FIS Continental Cup Feb 8-10 2019