Lake Placid, New York (October 9, 2022) – Men’s and Women’s Ski Jumping continued the Continental Cup circuit this weekend, as they competed in Lake Placid, New York.
Friday, October 7th
Competition kicked off Friday morning at the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex, as the women took the hill for their first HS100 event of the day. Annika Belshaw was USA Nordic’s top performer, placing 4th overall with jumps of 94.0 and 97.5 meters, for a total of 243.7 points. Paige Jones then finished 6th overall, jumping to 94.0 and 94.5 meters (233.0 points). Sam Macuga followed, with her highest ever individual COC finish in 7th place, carding jumps of 90.5 and 86.5 meters. Anna Hoffmann was close behind in 8th with 214.5 points, followed by Josie Johnson in 9th (212.9 points), Cara Larson in 12th (187.3 points), and Estella Hassrick in 13th (172.8 points).
Men’s Ski Jumping then took the hill for their HS100 event. Casey Larson finished 16th overall with jumps of 84.5 and 92.5 meters, for a total of 220.5 points. Andrew Urlaub was close behind in 18th, jumping to 83.5 and 95.0 meters for 218.7 points. Decker Dean followed in 21st, carding jumps of 84.5 and 88.5 meters for 216.3 points. Erik Belshaw rounded things off for the men, finishing 22nd overall with 206.9 points, after jumping to 84.5 and 90.0 meters.
Friday was then capped off by another Women’s Ski Jumping HS100 event. Annika Belshaw kept her momentum rolling from earlier in the day, placing 5th overall with jumps of 90.5 and 95.5 meters, for 225.7 points. Anna Hoffmann then finished in 6th overall with 214.1 points, jumping to 90.0 and 90.5 meters. Sam Macuga was close behind with 212.0 points in 7th place, carding jumps of 91.5 and 90.0 meters. Josie Johnson finished in 8th, jumping to 87.5 and 91.0 meters, totaling 207.3 points. Cara Larson then finished 10th with 164.8 points, followed by Estella Hassrick in 12th, as she earned 158.9 points.
Saturday, October 8th
Women’s Ski Jumping took the hill Saturday afternoon for their last competition of the weekend, the HS128 event. Annika Belshaw notched another 5th place finish, going 102.5 and 107.0 meters for 177.1 points. Sam Macuga finished 7th overall, jumping to 102.5 and 93.0 meters, totaling 153.0 points. Anna Hoffmann then added an 8th place finish, with jumps of 104.0 and 91.0 meters, for 145.1 points. Josie Johnson finished 9th (128.6 points), Paige Jones finished 10th (128.5 points), and Cara Larson finished 11th (123.8 points).
Saturday’s action then wrapped up with the Men’s Ski Jumping HS128 event. Casey Larson tallied 233.0 points, placing 19th overall, with jumps of 117.0 and 112.0 meters. Erik Belshaw was close behind in 20th, jumping to 115.5 and 109.5 meters, for a total of 229.4 points. Decker Dean then placed 22nd, totaling 223.6 points, with jumps of 111.5 points and 114.5 meters. Andrew Urlaub finished the night off with a 28th place finish, jumping to 95.5 and 105.5 meters for 165.5 points.
Sunday, October 9th
The weekend was then finished off with a Men’s Ski Jumping HS128 event. Erik Belshaw was able to record a new Continental Cup personal best, as he finished 14th overall. Belshaw jumped to 114.5 and 118.5 meters, for a total of 246.0 points. Casey Larson followed in 17th, with jumps of 116.0 meters and 114.5, for 238.9 points. Andrew Urlaub finished 22nd, totaling 226.6 points, after jumping to 110.0 and 114.0 meters. Decker Dean rounded things off for the men with 220.1 points, placing 24th overall, with jumps of 109.0 and 110.5 meters.