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Parkites in Nordic Jr. Worlds at Whistler Olympic Park

WHISTLER, Canada — Park City, Utah was well represented at this week’s U23/Junior Nordic World Championships at Canada’s Whistler Olympic Park.

This video shows an interview with Billy Demong, Vancouver 2010 gold and silver medalists in Nordic Combined. He was there as a Live Streaming Sports Broadcaster. 

Born and raised in Park City, 16-year-old Winter Sports School sophomore, Josie Johnson was there competing in Ski Jumping. She’s from the Park City Ski and Snowboard Team.

 

Johnson’s Event Results:

  • Ski Jumping Women HS104, Johnson was the top American in 17th.
  • Ski Jumping Women HS104, Johnson’s Team 7th.
  • Ski Jumping Mixed Team, HS104, Johnson’s Team 10th.

This video below shows Johnson’s mom Stacey, born and raised in Canada now a nurse in Park City, conducting a live Canada TV interview in which she mentions the Youth Sports Alliance.

Below is Johnson with her mom, and dad, Sports Medicine Dr. Scott Johnson. 

Below is a photo of Park City’s three-time Olympic Ski Jumper Anders Johnson. He was there as a coach for USA Nordic.

In the sport of cross country skiing, Park City’s Sidney Palmer Leger was there competing as a student of the University of Utah where she’s studying Kinesiology.

Palmer Legers Event Results:

  • XC, 8th Mass Start Womens 20km Classic
  • XC, 9th Individual Womens 10km Free
  • XC, 30th Sprint 1.2km Womens Classic Final 

Palmer Leger celebrated her 21st birthday while at these Jr. World Championships in Canada.

Utah as a state was well represented too. Cross Country ski athlete Novie McCabe, Olympian from Washington, was there also with the US Ski Team, and also as a student of the U.

Sophia Laukli, Olympian from Maine and US Ski Team Member skis for the U of U too.

Below is a photo of Palmer Leger with her mom, Lisa, and dad, Ron who works as a ski patroller at Deer Valley Resort and works for the Park City Fire District. Waiting for them back in Park City is the family affair of Park City Ski and Snowboard cross country coaches, son and younger brother Drew, and his cousins Mila and Sienna.

Below is a photo of Luke Jager, from Alaska, he was there racing as another student of the U of U.

Also there coaching ski jumping was Park City’s Adam Loomis, from Wisconsin and there as a ski jumping official wass Park City’s Jarret Moe, from Minnesota. All of the above Parkites got to lend their skills and passions for winter nordic sports to this dynamic international event.

In 2017 these same U23/Junior World Championships were held in Park City at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center and at the Utah Olympic Park.

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