US ladies team named
Only athlete on the A-Team is World Champion Sarah Hendrickson, who is working on her comeback multiple hours a day after suffering a serious knee injury in August. With Jessica Jerome and Lindsey Van two jumpers were named on the B-Team. These three athletes also met the criteria for the US Ski Team.
“Our goal is to have more women on the podium We want to start this World Cup season with a clear idea of where we are compared to the other teams, be more consistent, and be in the best shape possible, and absolutely ready for the Olympic Games", coach Paolo Bernardi said on wsjusa.com.
The anticipation for the first Olympic season for women's ski jumping is already high. "As a team and as individual athletes we're all looking forward to this World Cup season. While it does carry a little more weight with it being our first Olympic season, we'll continue to train hard, prepare, and have fun just like we do every year", told veteran Lindsey Van.
US ladies teams 2013/14
A-Team: Sarah Hendrickson
B-Team: Lindsey Van, Jessica Jerome
C-Team (World Cup): Abby Hughes, Alissa Johnson
C-Team (Continental Cup): Nina Lussi, Nita Englund
Development Team: Emilee Anderson, Manon Maurer