Lake Placid SuperTour: Van, Johnson post wins
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — A day after capturing national jumping titles, Lindsey Van and Anders Johnson climbed to the top step of the podium again Sunday in a SuperTour event on the Lake Placid jump hill.
"I had pretty good jumps today. I was really psyched," Van said. "It feels good to have two wins and have the consistency coming back."
Van, who took home her 13th U.S. title on Saturday, said that while she still has some fine tuning to do, the second win has her excited with the way things are working out.
"My jumps aren't as random they were and I know where I can go," Van said. "There's definitely room for improvement, but I am psyched with the two wins and how it's working out so far."
According to Johnson, who won his second national title on Saturday, jumping conditions on Sunday made for a perfect competition.
"I had better jumps today. All three rounds I had longer distances and less winds so I felt like today was actually better than yesterday so I am very excited about how it went," Johnson said.
For Johnson, a summer of hard work is what led him to a double win this weekend.
"It feels good. I've been jumping well for a while this summer and I was hoping to win both competitions," Johnson said. "Now it's the end of summer and I'm excited I won to end the season on a good note."
With the weekend of competition over, Van, along with her teammates, heads back to Utah for training. Johnson will remain in Lake Placid for a week of training prior to his return to Utah where, along with the women's team, the athletes will look forward to the return of winter competition in December.
— USSA press release
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Oct. 12, 2008
1. Lindsey Van, Park City, UT, 249.0
2. Jessica Jerome, Park City, UT, 237.5
3. Avery Ardovino, Park City, UT, 226.5
4. Alissa Johnson, Park City, UT, 225.0
5. Sarah Hendrickson, Park City, UT, 210.5
6. Abby Hughes, Park City, UT, 206.0
1. Anders Johnson, Park City, UT, 263.5
2. Eric Camerota, Park City, UT, 249.5
3. Nick Alexander, Lebanon, NH, 246.0
4. Andrew Bliss, Lake Placid, NY, 240.0
5. Mike Glasder, Cary, IL, 239.5
6. Nick Fairall, Andover, NH, 235.5