Park City, Utah (May 22, 2023) – Today, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the hiring of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Sport Director, Anders Johnson.
“Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined have a storied history, and we’re excited about what the future holds under the leadership of newly announced Sport Director Anders Johnson,” said Sophie Goldschmidt, President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “We also look forward to continuing to work closely with USA Nordic Sport throughout the coming seasons to see these athletes achieve top results.”
With the integration of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined into U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the organization has announced the hiring of new Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping Sport Director, Anders Johnson. A three-time Olympic Ski Jumper, Johnson was the youngest U.S. Olympic Ski Jumper in history when he qualified for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games at 16 years old. He has been coaching for the USA Nordic Sport Women’s Ski Jumping team, and now will head up both sports as they return under U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
“I am very excited and proud to be named the Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Sport Director,” said Johnson. “Over the past several years, our teams have done some amazing things internationally and I believe that with my skill set, passion and determination, I will be able to bring our athletes to the top of the podium. The Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined community has been in my life since I was a child, so to be put in this position is a huge honor.”
“These athletes are really progressing and starting to make a move on the World Cup,” said Anouk Patty, Chief of Sport at U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “With Anders as Sport Director, I am excited to see the leaps these teams will make.”
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