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Nick Hendrickson Leads the U.S. Charge

OTW Safety's Nick Hendrickson leads the U.S. Ski Team in to Junior Worlds. Read the full article below and make sure you subscribe to us on this blog for updated information on Nick and his travels, as well as follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything OTW Safety.

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 29) – The USA's Nick Hendrickson (Park City, UT) finished 19th Saturday to lead the U.S. charge in the FIS Junior World Championships nordic combined normal hill competition in Otepaa. Slovenia's Marjan Jelenko landed top honors.

Hendrickson sat in 31st after an 84 meter jump heading into the cross country portion of the competition. Knowing he had to put his head down and dig, Hendrickson charged out of the start picking off racer after racer. He posted the third fastest cross country time (12:16.3) to move up 12 places finishing 19th.

Jelenko had the second best jump behind Estonia's Kaarel Nurmsalu's jump of 121 meters. However, Nurmsalu could not hold the cross country pace, posting the 37th fastest time and enough room for Jelenko and Germany's Johannes Rydzek to take first and second. Nurmsalu held on to finish third.

The FIS Junior World Championships continues Sunday with the nordic combined team event.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

FIS Junior World Nordic Championships

Otepaa, Estonia - Jan. 29, 2011

Nordic Combined – Normal Hill

Gold: Marjan Jelenko, Slovenia, 12:44.5

Silver: Johannes Rydzek, Germany, 13:04.9

Bronze: Kaarel Nurmsalu, Estonia, 13:20.6

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19. Nick Hendrickson, Park City, UT (U.S. Ski Team/Park City Nordic Ski Club), 14:44.3

40. Michael Ward, Aspen, CO (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club), 16:04.4

42. Cliff Field, Steamboat Springs, CO (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club), 16:08.3

55. Tyler Smith, Park City, UT (Park City Nordic Ski Club), 18:17.1

For complete results: www.fis-ski.com

Article taken from here.