Nordic News

Team East at Junior Nationals

Team East at the Junior Nationals

Team East was at the Junior Nationals for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined in Anchorage.  This is a team of kids who don’t train at altitude, who in many cases have learned ski jumping without a home hill where jumps over K50 are available.  They have been coached by a committee of various coaches from different clubs and a ton of traveling is required to train.  It speaks to the drive of the athletes, flexibility of schools, committed parents, and most of all to a culture of community in jumping and nordic combined.

The team won U-16 Jumping, U-16 Nordic Combined, Team Jumping, U-20 Nordic Combined, silver in U-16 team Nordic Combined, and a bronze in U-20 team Nordic Combined.

Evan Nichols from Ford Sayre was first in U-16 Nordic Combined individual, second in team U-16 team Nordic Combined, and won gold with his U-20 team jumping team of four.  He was disappointed by his fourth in U-16 individual special jumping.  He flew further than some who made the podium, but he lost a spot due to style.  He missed bronze by 0.3 points.


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Jumping Program in Kid Stuff Magazine

Please check out this great article on the Ford Sayre Ski Jumping program from our local Kid Stuff magazine:

Kid Stuff article

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Congratulations to Evan Nichols and Aiden Cudhea

Congratulations to Ford Sayre’s Evan Nichols and Aiden Cudhea for their impressive results at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s 2017 Junior National Championships at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, Illinois, two weeks ago!

Nichols, a 13-year-old at the Lyme School, and Cudhea, a sophomore at Thetford Academy, were selected to represent the East Division in a nationwide field of athletes. Nichols took first in U-16 individual Nordic combined, edging Concord’s Henry Johnstone by 30 seconds. Cudhea took fifth in U-16 special jumping. The East took third overall. The Valley News published this article in yesterday’s paper

Evan Nichols

  • U16 Individual Nordic Combined Junior National Champion at just 13 years-old
  • U16 Team Nordic Combined Junior National Champion
  • U20 Team Special Jumping Bronze Medal

Aiden Cudhea

  • 5th Place U16 Special Jumping Junior National Championships
  • U20 Team Special Jumping Bronze Medal
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Silver Fox Trot 2017 Results

Silver Fox Trot 2017

Strafford Nordic Center

February 11, 2017

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Come Watch 100ft Ski Jumps in the Dark!

Ford Sayre presents the NH High School (NHIAA) Ski Jumping Competition

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:00pm
  • Roger Burt Memorial Jump, Oak Hill, Hanover, NH
  • Hot Cocoa, Music, Camp Fire, Fun under the Lights

Come watch top High School competitors from around the state soar over 100 feet under the lights at Oak Hill in Hanover. Cheer for the Hanover High jumping team!

Join us for hot cocoa, music and a camp fire. Here are a few photos from 2015.


  • From downtown Hanover take Lyme Road (Rt 10 North to the first rotary just before the COOP Foodstore).
  • Take the first right off the rotary onto Reservoir Road.
  • Reservoir Road comes to a “T” after roughly 0.7 miles.
  • Take a left down to the Storrs Pond/Oak Hill ski complex.
  • Park there. The jumps are up the hill to the left (hidden by a few trees). From the parking lot you’ll see the lights from the ski jumping complex shining through the trees.
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