August may seem like a strange time for ski jumping, but the Utah Olympic Park will host the U.S. Ski Jumping National Championships on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Beginning at 8 a.m., many members of the national team will compete on the large hill with hopes of claiming a national title.

Jumping from a flexible plastic ramp onto grass, jumpers routinely soar more than 100 meters.

Last year, Parkite Sarah Hendrickson won the women's national title and Nick Fairall earned the men's title.

On Saturday, the 16th annual Springer Tournee wraps up at the Olympic Park. The Tournee, which draws top ski jumpers and Nordic combined athletes, has events for junior and senior jumpers on hills up to the HS-100.

Both awards ceremonies will take place following the ski jumping championships on Sunday.

For more information on the weekend's events, visit www.utaholympiclegacy.com/events-at-the-park/ .

-- Compiled by Adam Spencer

Utah Olympic Park Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 2:

  • 8 a.m. HS-100 trial round for Springer Tournee #16

  • 9 a.m. HS-100 first round and second round

  • 6-8 p.m. UOP roller skiing hill climb

    Sunday, Aug. 3:

  • 8 a.m. Official training/trial round HS-134 for U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

  • 9 a.m. First and second rounds of ski jumping, flower ceremony and awards to follow



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