Jack spent a week in Park City, Utah where he, along with other children from all over the US and Canada, was coached and mentored by members of the US Nordic Team. He also had the opportunity to watch the Olympic hopefuls compete at the Combined Nordic Summer Nationals where Jack got to cheer on one of his friends from the Eastern division, Tara Geraghty-Moats, who went on to win the US Women’s Nordic Combined National Championship.
Jack’s age group also had a turn at the Nordic combined, which combines ski jumping and cross-country skiing (in the summer, participants either roller-ski or run in place of the cross-country skiing portion). Earlier in the week Jack competed in the Ski Jump and took home a silver medal. Because of his impressive ski jumping results, he was alotted extra time to build a lead in the 2nd part of the event. Even at 7,000 feet in elevation, and the blistering heat, Jack held on and finished 3rd in his first ever Nordic Combined event. He received his bronze medal on the same stage that crowned the Olympic champions in 2002 and the 2018 National Champions just moments before.
We are so proud to report on Jack’s accomplishments and dedication to his sport over the summer months. Congratulations, Jack!