HARRIS HILL SKI JUMP
Pepsi Challenge and US Cup Competition
Saturday, February 19, 2022 – Results, Highlights and Quotes
The 100th anniversary of the Harris Hill Ski Jumping competition got underway today with the Pepsi Challenge and the US Cup competition. With blustery temperatures in the 20s and snow qualls throughout the day, the weather delayed jumping by two hours. However, the record crowd was committed to staying at the hill to cheer on the 40+ ladies and men who jumped at the iconic 90 meter ski jump in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The biggest jump of the day came at the very end of competition by Norwegian Ole Kristain Baarset who jumped 101.5 meters in his second jump. Today was Baarset’s first time ever jumping at Harris Hill and his first trip ever to the United States. The current Harris Hill record is held by Slovenian Blaz Plavic who jumped 104 meters in 2017.
“I’m impressed. The turnout today has been phenomenal. Given all of the weather cycles, waiting and having to touch up the hill, the spectators’ commitment to this jump and the athletes has just been amazing,” said Sandy Harris, daughter of Harris Hill Ski Jump founder Fred Harris.
“I love Harris Hill,” said Baarset. “It reminds me of some of my favorite hills in Norway. I love the way you go off the jump. It’s a really fun hill.”
TOP THREE PODIUM RESULTS IN EACH CATEGORY
* Full results can be found in the Press Box
1. Ella Wilson (USA)
2. Eva Minotto (USA)
3. Hailey Brabec (USA)
1. Isak Nichols (USA)
2. Sawyer Graves (USA)
3. Nathan Krotz (USA)
Women U20 (US Cup)
Kai McKinnon (USA)
Anna Zigman (USA)
Estella Hassrick (USA)
Men U20 (US Cup)
Thomas Miller (USA)
Ronen Woods (USA)
Angelo Goodwin (USA)
Cooper Dodds (USA)
Chris Lamb (USA)
Colin Delaney (USA)
Ole Kristian Barset (NOR)
Anders Ladehaug (NOR)
Hunter Gibson (USA)
Jumping continues Harris Hill Ski Jump tomorrow with the Fred Harris Memorial Tournament. Gates open at 10 am with the opening ceremonies at 11:30, followed by jumping.
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Photo by Dana Sprague