Great Turnout at the 127th Annual Ishpeming Ski Jumping Tournament

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Suicide Hill Ishpeming Michigan 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.

Ishpeming, Michigan Suicide Hill Ski Jumping Tournament

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

Spectators kept warm around the giant bonfire as they cheered the jumpers on. Wherever you looked, people were smiling and having a great time.

Ishpeming Michigan Suicide Hill Ski Jumping Tournament

Spectators started to gather around the bonfire during the trial runs

Class A Results from the Tournament are as follows:

  1. Mike Glasder (USA)
  2. David Krapez (Slovenia)
  3. Jere Kykkanen (Finland)
  4. Mikael Kveder (Slovenia)
  5. 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!

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A member of the Great Lakes Radio family since 2013, Nancy can be found working in the web department and helping write scripts for production. When not hard at work writing and editing, if this Sriracha enthusiast isn't experimenting in her kitchen, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or in front of a computer keeping up with her favorite blogs, researching topics for future articles, and playing World of Warcraft... FOR THE HORDE! (BattleTag: GingrMadness#1559)

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