Ski jumping has long been a family affair. Thanks today to the Gundry family- Eli, Stewart, and Logan- from Fall Creek, WI, who all jump (well!) and all took the time in this busy holiday season to share a story.
|ELI GUNDRY gets some coaching from USASJ team members, Nick Alexander (L) and Nick Mattoon.|
Flying Eagles Ski Club
|As you can see, the coaching worked pretty well!|
My name is Eli Gundry and I am 7 and a half years old. I started ski jumping at Mt. Washington in Eau Claire, Wisconsin when I was 4. I usually jump the 7 or 15, but one time I did the 30. In the summer of 2014, I drove to Utah with my brothers for the Springer Tournament. When we got to the hill, I didn’t want to jump off it because it was too big. My coaches helped me and told me I could do it, but I did not want to jump. I would not jump the hill because it was too big. Then, Olympian Nick Alexander helped me. He held me in the tracks for a long time and told me I could do it. He held me in the tracks and told me it was not too big. When I was ready, he let go and I jumped it. I jumped it again and again and again and again. I want to be like Nick Alexander.
|STEWART GUNDRY finished 6th last year in the U10B Virtual US National Championships.|
|Logan Gundry had multiple top 5 finishes last year in the US CUP Jr Series- Central Tour.|