March 15, 2012 (Park City, Utah) – This week Peter Graves chats with the USA’s Sarah Hendrickson who made history in Olso, Norway, this past weekend at the famous Midstubakken hill, taking home the inaugural FIS Women’s Ski Jumping WCup Series title. Hendrickson, 17, topped the overall rankings with nine World Cup wins as she claimed the famed crystal globe. The talented U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team also finished the season in No. 1 by more than 600 points over Germany and won the Globe team trophy.
More than a year ago in Oslo, women ski jumpers from around the world fought through nearly impossible conditions of thick fog and unpredictable wind at the 2011 World Ski Jumping Championships to prove to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that they belonged in the Olympic Winter Games. The women will jump at the Games for the first time in Sochi, Russia, in 2014 – read more here.