U.S. Ski & Snowboard Nominates Decker Dean To Ski Jumping Team Roster For Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022
U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today an additional nomination of Decker Dean for the U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Team to represent Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
Dean hails from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where he was a part of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Dean’s career highlights include a second-place finish at the Continental Cup in Willington, Germany in 2021 and finishing third overall at the U.S. Olympic Team Ski Jumping Trials in Lake Placid, New York in December.
Dean’s nomination was granted following a reallocation of quota positions by the International Ski Federation (FIS). Once the quota was expanded to add an athlete from the United States, Dean was selected based on results from domestic and international competitions.
Ski jumping’s action-packed schedule kicks off Saturday, February 5 with the first of three medal events, the Individual Normal Hill competition, followed by the final round on Sunday, February 6. Friday, February 11 hosts the Individual Large Hill, with the final round taking place the following day. Team Ski Jumping will take place on Monday, February 14.
2022 U.S. OLYMPIC SKI JUMPING TEAM
(Name, hometown; birthday; club; past Olympics)`
- *Decker Dean, Steamboat Springs, Colorado; 08/08/00; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
*Denotes first-time Olympian
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“I’m insanely grateful and excited to be part of this Olympic Team. A lot of work, time and emotion has been put into this and I’m so stoked this childhood dream is actually happening! None of this would be possible without my parents, friends and coaches sticking by my side through the good and the bad. See you all in China!”
Bine Norcic - Men’s Ski Jumping Team Director
“We are looking forward to getting the full team there for the Olympics. It was an intense couple of days waiting and now we finally got it. We are ready for action.”
About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nordic Combined/Ski Jumping Olympic Press Officer