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Team USA's ski jumping squad in PyeongChang will feature a host of new names for events at the Alpensia Nordic Center. The towering jumping towers are located in a modern Nordic complex just a few meters from the cross-country stadium at the epicenter of the primary Olympic venues. Team USA's ski jumping team will include up to four men and four women, dependent on national quotas achieved through international results. The top man and top woman will be selected based on results of the Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping to be held at the Utah Olympic Park Dec. 30-31 in Park City, Utah. MORE

Kevin Bickner
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Hometown: Wauconda, Illinois
2018 Olympic Hopeful
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One of several athletes coming out of the Norge Ski Club, Kevin Bickner began ski jumping at age 9 and rapidly rose through ranks. He was a member of three junior world championship teams, earning an impressive 12th-place finish in 2016. He recorded a career-best top-25 world cup finish in December 2016 and also notched a pair of top-10 finishes in FIS summer Grand Prix competitions. In March 2016, he soared 214.5 meters on the ski flying hill in Vikersund, Norway, marking one of the longest jumps ever recorded by an American. He will look to qualify for his first U.S. Olympic Team in 2018.
About Kevin
Fun fact: My dad is on the USA Nordic Sport Board of Directors, my sister in a member of the USA Women's Development Ski Jumping Team and my other sister is in the Peace Crops in Africa.

Earliest Olympic memory: I have watched the Olympics and dreamed of being and Olympian since I was a kid. This has always been my dream.

Earliest memory of sport: I began jumping at the Norge Ski Club when I was 9 years old and have been competing ever since. I won my first junior national championship title in 2012.
Sarah Hendrickson
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Hometown: Park City, Utah
Olympic Experience: 2014
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Growing up in the shadow of the Olympic jumps in Park City, Utah, Sarah Hendrickson burst onto the scene in 2009, winning a Continental Cup title (then, the highest level in women's ski jumping) at age 14. She went on to win the inaugural world cup season title in 2012 and the women's normal hill gold medal at the 2013 FIS World Championships, showing promising potential for an Olympic podium finish in 2014. However, a training crash during the summer of 2013 sidelined her from competition until the eve of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, where she finished 21st. After taking most of the 2015-16 season off to rehab from surgery, she returned to competition in December 2016 and posted four top-15 world cup finishes before ending the season with an eighth-place finish in the team event at the 2017 FIS World Championships. She will look to make her second Olympic berth in PyeongChang, with hopes of improving on her finish from 2014.
About Sarah
Something quirky: I'm freakishly organized, but then I forget things. One time I left my skis in Finland.

Earliest Olympic memory: I watched the 2002 Olympics in my hometown of Park City. I went to sled hockey and thought it was the coolest, most talented thing I had ever seen.

Nickname: My mom calls me Lulu and people around the gym call me Little One.
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