Great Turnout at the 127th Annual Ishpeming Ski Jumping Tournament
Some of the best ski jumpers from Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Canada and the U.S. jumped here last night
Ishpeming, Michigan - February 6, 2014 - Even though the temperature dipped below zero last night, the Ishpeming Ski Club had a great turnout at the 127th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament last night at Suicide Hill.
This event is the longest running, consecutive ski competition in the United States and the Ishpeming Ski Club is proud of that record.
According to the program, the club was founded in 1887 as the Norden Ski Club and they have been hosting this ski jumping tournament annual ever since!
Some of the best jumpers from Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Canada joined jumpers from the U.S. Ski Team on Suicide Hill last night while crowds of spectators rang cow bells, cheered, and honked car horns.
The Ishpeming Ski Club Concession stand helped spectators stay warm with hot dogs, brats and pasties
The crowd of spectators kept growing during the trial rounds and by the break between first and second round competition, the clubhouse was packed with people as they swarmed the concession stand.
By the end of the evening, the concession stand sold out of just about everything — they were busy through the entire event.
If you’d like more information about the Ishpeming Ski Club and the programs they offer, check out their website at ishskiclub.com.
Spectators kept warm around the giant bonfire as they cheered the jumpers on. Wherever you looked, people were smiling and having a great time.
Spectators started to gather around the bonfire during the trial runs
Class A Results from the Tournament are as follows:
- Mike Glasder (USA)
- David Krapez (Slovenia)
- Jere Kykkanen (Finland)
- Mikael Kveder (Slovenia)
- Will Rhoades (USA)
As the evening wore on, we saw more and more people heading for the warmth of their vehicles. It was a long, cold night, but my family and I had a good time at the tournament and the finale fireworks were awesome. We’ll definitely be back next year!