Kevin Bickner, who won the men’s competition at Olympic Trials, guaranteed himself a spot on the U.S. team, and two other men joined him as discretionary selections in January to round out the roster.
2022 U.S. OLYMPIC SKI JUMPING TEAM
(Name, hometown; birthday; club; past Olympics)
- Kevin Bickner, Wauconda, Ill.; 9/23/96; Norge Ski Club (Olympics: 2018)
- Casey Larson, Barrington, Ill.; 12/12/98; Norge Ski Club (Olympics: 2018)
- *Patrick Gasienica, Chicago, Ill.; 11/28/98; Norge Ski Club
*Denotes first-time Olympian
Quotes from our Ski Jumpers: (thanks to USSA Nordic)
“It’s an honor to be named to my second Olympic team and to represent my country again. I’m really excited about the events in China. It took a lot of hard work to get here but it’s far from over. I want to have the best possible results I can and I’m determined to show up to my events. I’m ready to turn some heads.”
“I’m honored to have the chance to go to my second Olympics in Beijing. In 2018, I was a teenager and was really able to soak up the experience, so this time around hopefully I have a better understanding of what to expect. I want to get the best result possible and my jumping is getting to a place to allow me to do that.”
“Being an Olympian has been a dream of mine ever since I started ski jumping. To represent my country at the highest level in the world is something I will forever cherish and be proud of. It’s surreal to say that I am headed to Beijing. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity to show the world what I can do. All my hard work has led me on this path and I’m ready to get to the Games and compete as an American. I want to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey so far and pushed me to be the greatest ski jumper I could be. Let’s go to the Olympics.”
Quota spots were allocated at the end of the qualifying period on January 16, 2022 and were based on two seasons’ worth of results. Countries can qualify up to nine athletes (five men, four women), though the number of athletes that can be entered in any event is four. Any nation that qualifies a minimum of two men and two women will be eligible to compete in the new mixed team event. The U.S. men earned three quota spots, while the U.S. women did not secure any. As a result, the U.S. did not qualify for any of the team events.