Harris Hill Ski Jump Event Guide 2019

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2019 Harris Hill Ski Jump Event Guide

FROM THE ORGANIZERS

Harris Hill Ski Jump just keeps getting better

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Letter from the organizers Board and Organizing Committee 2019 competitors 2019 schedule and information Harris Hill history Opening ceremonies All about ski jumping Harris Hill record breakers Harris Hill winners 2019 sponsors

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Since the ski jump re-opened in 2009 Harris Hill has proudly done its part to grow the sport of ski jumping. It is New England’s only 90-meter Olympic-size jump and one of six in the country. Harris Hill hosted the first FIS competition in the US in 2012. A new hill record was set in 2017 by Blaz Pavlic of Slovenia who jumped 341 feet. In 2018 nine women jumpers joined the men; insulation was added to the in-run; and 33,000 viewers worldwide watched the weekend of competition via livestream. Nordic Combined event has become part of the weekend’s competition. And this year we celebrate our 97th year with plans for a big celebration on our 100th in 2022. In the last few years there has been a tremendous surge of interest and support for this beloved Brattleboro institution. A lot has gotten better and a lot has remained constant. This event couldn’t happen each year without the dedication of the volunteers, sponsors, spectators, competitors and organizing committee. Along the way people discover the event and return year after year. Here’s what brings one man back each time. “I am a semi-pro photographer from Rhode Island. Four years ago I stumbled on the Harris Hill Ski Jump event online. I had no idea such an event/facility existed so close. “I have been back each year since and will continue to do so as long as I am able. The challenge of capturing images of athletes as young as 12 flying through the air at speeds in excess of 60 mph is amazing! The thought of seeing future Olympians in action is also addictive. “What I really fell in love with and what really brings me back each year though, is the event as a whole and ALL the people that make it happen! There is just a general sense of joy, respect and kindness from everyone involved and the love, teamwork and dedication is inspiring! I hope that ALL OF THE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE: volunteers, sponsors, vendors, athletes and officials see this and know that their efforts and actions are SEEN & APPRECIATED!!” –Doug Learned, Rhode Island photographer We hope you’ll join us this weekend as Harris Hill comes alive once again! Sincerely, Kate McGinn and Liz Richards Co-Directors

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Austria

United States

Xaver Aigner Lukas Wakolbinger

Tess Arnone Annika Belshaw Erik Belshaw Kailey Bickner Alexa Brabec Cameron Forbush Tate Frantz Seth Gardner

Slovenia Blaz Pavlic Zak Silih

Rachael Haerter Caroline Harrison Jilliam Highfill Anna Hoffmann Mollie Immens Henry Johnstone Bryce Kloc Spencer Knickerbocker Jack Lawrence

Elise Loescher Samantha Macuga Niklas Malacinski Sean Maloney Sophia Nester Evan Nichols Zachary Selzman Cameron Summerton Canden Wilkinson

Board of Trustees Patricia Howell, President Liz Richards, Vice President/CoDirector Sandy Harris, Secretary Gail Bourque, Treasurer Tom Durkin Todd Einig, Chief of Competition Kate McGinn, Co-Director Andrew Rome Sally Seymour, Competition Secretary

The Organizing Committee

2019 Schedule and Information Location

Saturday, February 16, 2019 Pepsi Challenge & US Cup 10 a.m. Gates open 11 a.m. Trial Round Noon Opening Ceremonies 12:45 p.m. Round 1 Round 2 Target Jump (Top 5)

Harris Hill Ski Jump is located on Cedar Street in Brattleboro, VT. Take VT Exit 2 off I-91 and turn left (east) at the end of the ramp. Drive 1 mile and turn left onto Cedar Street. If you are coming from the north on Route 30, Cedar Street will be ONE-WAY during the event and not accessible for entry off of Route 30. Follow signs into town (Main Street to High Street to Western Ave) to enter from the south.

Award ceremonies following event at the base of Harris Hill

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 Fred Harris Memorial Tournament 9 a.m. Cross Country Competition – Brattleboro Country Club 10 a.m. Gates open 11 a.m. Trial Round Noon Opening Ceremonies 12:45 p.m. Round 1 Round 2 Target Jump (Top 5) Award ceremonies following event at the base of Harris Hill

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Free parking is on-site at the hill in the field. NOTE: the field may be muddy and/or very bumpy. If you have a small or a “low to the ground” vehicle, please keep this in mind. There is additional parking at the Brattleboro Retreat and Retreat Farm on Linden Street (Route 30) with a free shuttle bus to the venue.

Todd Einig, Chief of Competition Kate McGinn, Co-Director Liz Richards, Co-Director & Development Jason Evans, Physical Plant Sandy Harris, Operations Patricia Howell, Development Gail Bourque, Finance Paul Nasuta, Operations Tom Durkin, Operations Dana Sprague, Historian Sally Seymour, Media Coordinator Karen Zelenakas, Operations Kathryn Einig, Volunteer Coordinator Amber Pillsbury, Volunteer Coordinator Mel Martin, Graphic Design Pedr Seymour, Social Media Melissa Galanes, Vendors Spencer Knickerbocker, Nordic Combined Coordinator

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Competition Schedule

This all-volunteer group works year-round to put on this two-day winter sporting event. The committee is comprised of people who have a passion for ensuring that this extraordinary tradition continues. The group includes former jumpers, coaches, specialists in hill maintenance and grooming, people skilled in professional sports announcing, marketing, communications, and operations management.

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Harris Hill Ski Jump Competitors: 2019

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LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD

Vermont’s Harris Hill boasts a high-flying history

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The Brattleboro landmark is the only Olympic-size ski jump in New England and one of just six of its height in the nation.

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When Blaz Pavlic broke the long-distance record of Brattleboro’s Harris Hill two years ago with a 104-meter jump, he gave thanks to a higher power. “The headwind helped me,” said the then 18-year-old Slovenian, who’s set to return for this February’s event. “It lifted me up, and then I just said, ‘Go for it.’” Pavlic also had a little assist from history. Nearly a century ago, Vermonter Fred Harris was a young contemporary of the Wright brothers — inventors of the airplane in those dizzyingly heady days of the early 1900s — when the college student first strapped wooden slats to his feet and catapulted off a snow-covered ramp. “Broke my skis all to pieces,” Harris penned in his diary. But two more boards brought two more tries. “Fell twice,” he wrote.

But again, persistence. “Tried jump several times, and at last made it,” Harris finally proclaimed. “Hurrah! twice Oh! ye! Gods!” If only Harris could foresee what it all would snowball into. When the Brattleboro native built the Harris Hill ski jump in his hometown in 1922, he needed only a few planks for a launchpad and two more to lash to his boots to leap off a peak 30 stories high at speeds of up to 60 mph. But to attract a current-day crowd of world-class athletes and several thousand spectators, a nonprofit group of volunteers had to raise nearly $600,000 to rebuild the venue — now the only Olympic-size ski jump in New England and one of a mere six of its height in the nation. That’s just the latest wrinkle in a century-long history of rising above seemingly insurmountable odds. Neither “skiing” nor “ski

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2019 Harris Hill Ski Jump Event Guide Alan Sargent, left, and Fred Harris look over plans for the Harris Hill ski jump.

survival is due less to its storied past than to the ongoing support of its present caretakers. In 2005 — the year the late Harris was inducted into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s Hall of Fame — the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, concerned less with the hill’s history than its seemingly antique wooden takeoff, ruled the jump unsafe and refused to sanction any more competitions. The venue sat unused for three winters as volunteers sought designs and dollars not only to replace the tower but also to add a steel launch ramp, peak-to-parking lot staircase, required safety features and water and electri-

cal fixtures for snowmaking. Volunteers feared that funding 50 tons of steel and 160,000 pounds of cement was too big a leap, even with generous community giving. Miraculously, they received an unsolicited $130,000 from a foundation that asked to remain anonymous. “How many times have rookies like us, who are doing this completely pro bono with little fundraising background, wished for one angel donor who would just rescue them?” volunteer Patricia Howell said upon receiving the gift in 2008. Supporters would reap a total of nearly $600,000 to reopen the hill in 2009. Spencer Knicker-

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won at least three times — Torger Tokle of Norway in 1942, his brother Arthur Tokle in 1951, Art Devlin of Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1957, Hugh Barber of Brattleboro in 1974 and Vladimir Glyvka of Ukraine in 2000. Another one of Sprague’s don’t-try-this-at-home tidbits: “In 1927,” his timeline reports, “Reginald and Carol Kendall of Norwich take a toboggan off Harris Hill and through a flaming hoop.” But natural tree-lined hills like the one Harris cleared by hand eventually gave way to metal towers with slick plastic ramps that don’t need help from Mother Nature. The local jump’s

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jumping” were household words in the United States when Frederick Henry Harris — a sportsman turned stockbroker who lived from 1887 to 1961 — “early saw the light and, gathering disciples to himself, began to preach a gospel,” the late historian Frederick Van de Water once wrote. A pioneering “extreme skier,” Harris founded the Dartmouth Outing Club — the first such organization of its kind in the country — in 1909, then created the Brattleboro Outing Club in 1922, the same year he built the ski jump with $2,200 of his own money. Since its opening, Harris Hill has hosted nine national championships, starting in 1924 with the first finals held in the East and continuing up — “aside from a few hardscrabble years when winter was barren and when World War II raged,” a hillside sign says — to the U.S. qualifiers for the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. At its zenith in 1951, the jump set athlete and attendance records with 168 sportsmen and 10,000 spectators — fittingly, on the day the facility was officially named “Harris Hill.” Back before liability insurance and high school hockey, local teenagers considered the sport as common as football, basketball or baseball. Dana Sprague knows the jump both as a past athlete up on the launch and as its present historian and photographer down on the landing. Sprague can tell you the hill’s Winged Ski Trophy has been retired by five jumpers who each

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bocker was a 16-year-old Brattleboro Union High School sophomore at the time when he made history of sorts by being the first athlete to test out the 90-meter jump before its grand reopening. “I think it was important to have a local do it,” Knickerbocker said after his successful flight, “because the whole community came together for the fundraising support.” Harris Hill, being a real slope rather than a ramp atop scaffolding, is one of the few venues in the country that allows spectators to climb it to eye athletes up close. “We think it’s a great thing for people to get an appreciation of the speed and skill that’s required,” says Rex Bell, a former coach of the U.S. Olympic ski jumping team who helps lead hill competitions. Visitors also can see how snowmaking guns funnel and freeze gallon upon gallon of water before grooming machines smooth the result. “If we get a foot of natural snow and compact that, it’s 2 inches,” says Jason Evans, a Dummerston contractor in charge of hill preparation. “And

natural snow melts a lot quicker than manmade snow. No matter how much snow falls, we still make it.” Because the jump is managed and maintained by volunteers, it opens only one weekend a year — traditionally for a two-day February competition capped by the annual Fred Harris Memorial Ski Jumping Tournament. Harris’ daughter, Sandy, presents the contest’s Winged Ski Trophy, just as her father and mother, Helen, did. “I want to do this because of how much this community has honored my father,” she says. “It means a lot to me to think Brattleboro has carried on his vision, his passion, his legacy.” And a history that continues to spark interest. In 2012, the hill celebrated its 90th anniversary with a new coaching tower and the first International Ski Federation cup competition ever held in the United States. “When most ski jumpers climb to the summit of Harris Hill, they can see all the way to New Hampshire,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stan Grossfeld wrote in the Boston Globe that year. “But Karin Friberg, 22,

Fred Harris in the early days of the ski jump.

who routinely trains with the U.S. women’s ski jumping team, can see Sochi, Russia.” That’s because Brattleboro welcomed female athletes long before they competed in the Olympics — which began with male ski jumpers at the first Winter Games in 1924 but didn’t allow women until 2014. As for the future? The hill is reaching out to new generations on its website,

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A few facts...

Austrian Claudio Mörth, winner of the 2018 Fred Harris Memorial Tournament, takes flight with a jump of 103 meters

• Harris Hill Ski Jump cost $2,200 to build upon its opening in 1922. • The neighboring Brattleboro Outing Club began the same year as the ski jump. • The annual Fred Harris Memorial competition has been won by jumpers from 10 different countries. • The event’s Winged Ski Trophy can

harrishillskijump.com. But it’s still grounded just above a cornfield as one of the few natural jumps on the continent. “Everyone who has contributed to preserve the tradition of ski jumping in Brattleboro can be proud,” volunteer Liz Richards said upon the hill’s recent restoration. “Proud that we did not let this amazing piece of local history become history.”

be retired if won by the same athlete three times. Only five jumpers have done so: Torger Tokle of Norway in 1942, his brother Arthur Tokle in 1951, Art Devlin of Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1957, Hugh Barber of Brattleboro in 1974 and Vladimir Glyvka of Ukraine in 2000. • Bing Anderson of Berlin, N.H., who set the hill record in 1922 and 1925,

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performing at the ski jump. The BUHS Madrigals is an auditioned vocal chamber ensemble directed by Elyse Wadsworth. The Madrigals perform a wide range of a cappella music both at BUHS and in the Brattleboro community. Recent performances have included Norman Luboff's African Mass, traditional shape note songs, Corsican paghjella, and a Dave Matthews Band arrangement. Madrigals is a graded class, focusing on vocal technique, musicianship, and ensemble skills. The group is comprised of Ella Aquadro, Ari Essunfeld, Elsie Flemming, Sarah Gordon-Macey, Oliver Hutchison, Hazel Kinnersley, Hannah Lane, Alexandra Miskovich, Jordan Roach, Frida Rosner, Mycroft Stone, Malcolm Toleno, Amar Vargas, and Joslynn Wright.

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• In 1935, Harris Hill began announcing results over a loudspeaker.

• The Harris Hill Ski Jump is one of six Olympic-size (90-meter) ski jumps in the country.

• In 1950, 10-year old Roger Dion of Lebanon, N.H., became the youngest athlete to jump Harris Hill.

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The BUHS Madrigals PHOTO BY DEENA HOULE

Vermonter Tara GeraghtyMoats prepares for the 2018 Harris Hill Ski Jump competition.

• There are 187 spectator steps that lead from the bottom to the top of the landing hill. • The event has been named one of the Top 10 Winter Events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

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• In 1955, Martin Ingel of New York suspended a cable and boatswain chair above the landing hill to photograph athletes jumping straight at him. His

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Harris Hill Ski Jump is proud to announce the lineup for each day of opening ceremonies for the 97th ski jumping competition. On Saturday, February 16, Brattleboro resident Kristina Meima will return to sing the national anthem. On Sunday, February 17, the BUHS singing group Madrigals will take the stand. Opening ceremonies will be held at 12 noon each day at the base of the jump. Born in Sweden and a resident of Brattleboro since the age of seven, Meima has been singing all her life. A year after arriving in Brattleboro, she began participating in musical theater. Since then her life has been filled with dancing, music and performance. She is now a junior at Columbia College in Chicago studying for a BFA in musical theatre. This is her eighth year

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FACT SHEET

All about ski jumping The first known ski jumper was Norwegian Olaf Rye, who jumped 9.5 meters in 1809 before an audience of other soldiers. By 1862, ski jumpers like Sondre Norheim were tackling much larger jumps, and competing in official ski jumping contests. Ski jumping saw radical new development in 1985 with the innovative V-style, where a ski jumper holds his skis in a Vshaped position (instead of parallel) while in the air. Swedish ski jumper Jan Boklöv was the first athlete to employ this technique, after suffering an in-air seizure, using the technique to save himself from a crash landing. Other

competitors quickly realized that V-style produced additional lift - was later verified to create 28 per cent more lift - and universally adopted the style. Men’s ski jumping has been part of the Olympic Winter Games since the first Games in Chamonix, in 1924. The large hill competition was added for the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck. Ski jumping for women has been recognized by the FIS and as an Olympic Sport. In ski jumping, an athlete skis down a long ramp, referred to as the inrun and launches into the air at speeds of up to 95 km/h. Technique is integral

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2018 winners of the Women’s Open Fred Harris Memorial Tournament:, from left: Logan Sankey, Steamboat Springs, Col.; Tara Geraghty-Moats, W Fairlee, Vt.; Annika Belshaw, Steamboat Springs, Col.

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to ski jumping as athletes must perform a very precise and well-timed takeoff. Once in the air, athletes assume the V-style airfoil and adjust their position to maximize lift and minimize drag. Competitors are evaluated on distance and style. While there is a very close relationship between distance and style, and the skier with the longest jump will often have the highest style points, an exception to this can be found in the landing portion. Long jumps can make landing in a controlled telemark position more difficult. The quality of landing can therefore be a determining factor in deciding on finishing place if the distances are similar. Two jumps are used in Olympic competition: normal hill and large hill, with the normal hill being the smaller of the two. The jump’s actual height is of little importance; it’s the length of jump that the hill is designed to accommodate that’s key. Athletes can travel 105 meters on a normal hill and 140 meters on a large hill. The only American to win an Olympic medal in ski jumping is Anders Haugen, who placed 4th in 1932, but due to the discovery of a calculation error more than 50 years after the competition, he was awarded a bronze medal. "Ski flying" in a radical new feature of ski jumping. Although not contested in Olympic

competition, ski flying is regularly featured in the World Cup, and has a World Championship every second year. The current world record is 239 meters, and it required a full nine seconds of flight time to cover that distance! The distance ski jumpers travel in competition is closely regulated by a jury. At the start of the competitive round, the jury selects a start gate that allows the best athletes to fly close to the maximum safe distance. All athletes start from the same gate and, as a result, less proficient jumpers fly a shorter distance. Ski jumps are designed with many start benches allowing the jury to select the appropriate start gate based on conditions as wind, temperature, humidity, snow type and other factors which can impact the distance a jumper flies.

Normal Hill Individual The normal hill individual event is usually the first ski jumping event in the Olympic schedule beginning with a qualification event on the day prior to the competition. The 15 topranked ski jumpers on the World Cup circuit are pre-selected and do not necessarily have to participate in the qualification event. The remaining athletes must rank in the top 35 to receive a start. In the official competition, there are two rounds of jumps.

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2017

Blaz Pavlik, Slovenia

341

2010

Chris Lamb, Andover, N.H.

335

2009

Christian Reiter, Austria

331.65

2001

Primoz Delavec, Slovenia

320

1996

Vladimir Glyvka, Ukraine

310

Large Hill Individual

1995

Alex Diess, Austria

304

The large hill individual event follows the same format as the normal hill individual competition except that it is held on the large hill. Most World Cup events occur on the large hill with only one or two normal hill competitions occurring throughout the season.

1987

Risto Laakonen, Finland

299

1986

Reed Zuchlke, Eau Claire, Wis.

287

1982

Jeff Volmrich, Lake Placid, N.Y.

279

1978

Chris Bergrav, Dartmouth, Mass.

261

1975

Chris Bergrav, Dartmouth, Mass.

259

1974

Hugh Barber, Brattleboro, Vt.

256

1969

Adrian Watt, Duluth, Minn.

251

1965

Wolfgang Happle, Germany

241

1951

Art Tokle, N.Y. – Norway

239

1942

Torger Tokle, N.Y. – Norway

230

1941

Torger Tokle, N.Y. – Norway

223

1938

Birger Ruud, Norway

220

1936

Aurele Legere, Rumford, Maine

197

1933

Harold Sorensen, Brooklyn, N.Y.

192

1925

Bing Anderson, Berlin, N.H.

190

1924

Henry Hall, Detroit, Mich.

180

1923

Norman Berger, Montreal

160

1922

Bing Anderson, Berlin, N.H.

158

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Pavlic celebrates and high-fives with the crowd.

Large Hill Team In this event, each team is comprised of four athletes and there are two competition rounds. In the first round, one skier from each team jumps. Then, the second skier from each team jumps. Then the third, followed by the fourth skier, until all the skiers have jumped one round. In the second round, only the top eight teams from the first round compete. Similar to the individual events, the starting order for the second round sees the less proficient jumpers go first and the best jumpers go last. The team with the highest total score over all eight jumps wins. This information provided by USSA.

Harris Hill Ski Jump record holder returns in 2019 Blaz Palik of Slovenia will return to Harris Hill this year try to better his record-breaking jump in 2017. Two years ago, Pavlik was 18-years old when he broke the Harris Hill Ski Jump hill record with a 104-meter jump. “The headwind helped me,” he said of the historic leap. “It lifted me up, and then I just said, “Go for it.”’ With temperatures reaching 57 degrees, it was the perfect setting for the recordbreaking day. A crowd of several thousand spectators is expected to be on hand this year to watch Pavlic try to better his distance of 341 feet from take-off.

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The first round sees 50 starters (15 pre-qualified and 35 qualified) and only the top 35 skiers from this round move on to the final round. The starting order for the second round of competition is in reverse from the first round, leaving the best jumps for the end of the competition.

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Harris Hill Ski Jump winners 1922 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965

John Carleton, Dartmouth, Mass., U.S. Bing Anderson, Berlin, N.H., U.S. Alf Jansen, Chicago, 111., U.S. Lars Haugen, Canton, S.D., U.S. Norman Berger, Montreal Ole Jansen, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. Everett Davidson, Berlin, N.H., U.S. Harlvor Bjorngaard, Reduing, Minn., U.S. Strand Mikkelsen, Greenfield, Mass., U.S. No Jump - No Snow Harold Sorensen, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. No Jump - No Snow Harold Sorensen, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. Rolf Munson, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Sigurd Jorgensen, Norway Aurele LeGere, Rumford, Maine, U.S. No Jump - No Snow Birger Rudd, Norway Merrill Barber, Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. Torger Tokle, Norway Torger Tokle, Norway Torger Tokle, Norway No Jump - War No Jump - War No Jump - War Art Devlin, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Merrill Barber, Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. Arthur Tokle, Norway Arthur Tokle, Norway Art Devlin, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Arthur Tokle, Norway Sigurd Sorensen, Norway Jon Riisnaes, Norway Art Devlin, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Art Devlin, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Roy Sherwood, Salisbury, Conn., U.S. Art Devlin, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Art Devlin, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Bernie Dion, Lebanon, N.H., U.S. Roy Sherwood, Salisbury, Conn., U.S. Ansten Samuelstuen, Steamboat Spring, Col., U.S. Art Tokle, Brooklyn, N.Y. - Norway Kjell Sjoberg, Sweden Jacques Charland, Threerivers, Quebec Sepp Lichtenegger, Austria

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Eric Merrill. Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. John Bower, Auburn, Maine, U.S. Peter Robes, Etna, N.H.. U.S. Adrian Watt, Duluth, Minn., U.S. Peter Robes, Etna, N.H., U.S. Scott Berry, Deadwood, S.D., U.S. Hugh Barber, Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. Hugh Barber, Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. Hugh Barber, Brattleboro, Vt., U.S. Jerry Martin, Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. Walter Malmquist, Post Mills, Vt., U.S. Scott Sobezak, Cloquet, Minn., U.S. Chris Bergrav, Norway Walter Malmquist, Post Mills, Vt., U.S. No Jump - No Snow No Jump - No Snow Jeff Volmrich, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Chris Hastings, Norwich, Vt., U.S. Hans Johnston, Carlisle, Mass., U.S. Jan Henrick, Troen, Norway Jeff Volmrich, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Risto Laakkone, Finland Stefan Horngahar, Austria Steiner Bratten, Norway Mike Holland, Norwich, Vt., U.S. Andraz Kopal, Yugoslavia Dimitri Zucz, Russia Andreas Aschauer, Austria Harold Deiss, Austria Jim Holland, Norwich, Vt., U.S. Vladimir Glyvka, Ukraine Randy Weber, Steamboat Springs, Col., U.S. No Jump - No Snow Vladimir Glyvka, Ukraine Vladimir Glyvka, Ukraine Tadej Lenic, Slovenia Casey Colby, Lake Placid, N.Y., U.S. Jakob Seifried, Austria Luka Bardorfer, Slovenia Primoz Kozar, Slovenia No Jump - Construction No Jump - Construction No Jump - Construction Christian Reiter, Austria Chris Lamb, Andover, N.H., U.S.

Mike Glasder, Cary, 111., U.S. Anders Johnson, Utah, U.S. Chris Lamb, Andover N.H. USA Miran Zupancic, Slovenia Samet Karta, Turkey Gasper Bartol, Slovenia Blaz Pavlik, Slovenia Claudio Mörth, Austria

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Banner Sponsors Allard Lumber Barrows Fisher Oil Bagel Works, Inc. Black Mountain Vapor Bradley House/Holton Home Brattleboro Food Coop Brattleboro Portable Storage Cersosimo Industries Dead River Company

Downtown Brattleboro Alliance Four Columns Inn Friends of the Sun Kresge’s Alignment Landmark College Marlboro College Mercedes-Benz of Springfield Ninety-Nine Restaurant Perkins Home Center Rentals Plus, Inc. River Valley Credit Union St. Michael Catholic School Savings Bank of Walpole

The Grammar School The Home Depot Thompson House Tito’s Taqueria

Communications and Media Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce The Brattleboro Reformer The Commons WTSA

Lodging Partner Holiday Inn Express

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BPOE 1499 Brattleboro Country Club Brattleboro Memorial Hospital C & S Wholesale Grocers Grafton Village Cheese GS Precision HP Cummings Construction Irving Energy New Chapter Peoples United Bank

Twin Banner Sponsors

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“Proud to be a presenting sponsor of Harris Hill Ski Jump”

Richards Group FINANCIAL, INSURANCE & HR SOLUTIONS

(800) 222-6016

TheRichardsGrp.com

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Al’s Towing Anson Baldwin Tree Service Brattleboro Subaru Brattleboro Retreat Cota & Cota DMI Industries Eastern Ski and Nordic Combined Faith’s Toyota-Ford Foard Panel GPI Construction Green Mountain Creamery Green Mountain Power J. Evans Construction Lawton Floor Design Marina Restaurant Retreat Farm Stop & Go Instant Oil Change Swiss Precision Turning

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