Peter Frenette

Olympian Ski Jumping

The Beginning

On February 24, 1992 Peter Frenette was born. Coming from a hometown of Saranac Lake, New York, living near Lake Placid, and raised in a family of skiers it was no doubt he'd have something to do with the sport in his life. While he hadn't had his first jump until age 6, Frenette touched toes on his first pair of skis at just age 2!! Frenette is most know for competing in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, placing first in the 2010 North American Junior Championship k90, and placing second in the 2010 North American Junior Championship k120 ski jumping event. On his rise up Frenette has worked with the legendary trainer, Larry Stone at Lake Placid, which was built in 1980, and practiced with family. Peter Frenette has been jumping 15 seasons, with his longest jump being 184.5 meters in Planica, Slovenia. "I hope to better my jumping technique which will help me to achieve better result." Frenette once said. Peter Frenette loves ski jumping. Former ski jumping coach Casey Colby said "Peter is a 'natural talent'." After all his hard work, Frenette is soon to be competing in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

2010 Olympics Ski Jump

Approximately 9 seconds into the video you will see a clip of Peter Frenette jumping in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
USA Olympic Games '10 Team jump.wmv

Great Articles About Peter

This article let's readers know about Peter Frenette recently, and about his placement in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

This article is great because it gives a nice background of Frenette's life, and almost explains how he got to begin his ski jumping journey.

The article below was a great source of information. It's an autobiography in a website called RallyMe.

Rally Me Video

In this video you will see some clips of Peter Frenette's competing in previous ski jumping event through out the years.
Rally Me Peter Frenette USA Ski Jumper Olympic Dreaming

About Ski Jumping

Ski jumping is mainly a winter sport. Just this year women were finally allowed to compete in the Olympics, but the women only have one event which is the Individual Normal Hill. While women only get one event to compete in, men get to compete in three events; Normal Hill, Large Hill, and the Team Large Hill event. In the team jump there are 4 members of each team, and the jump two rounds.


In ski jumping the maximum amount of points an individual/team can score is twenty points for a perfect jump. A total score in ski jumping is a combined score of total style points with distance points. An individual jumps scoring is divided in to three steps: flight, landing, and outrun which is how the jumper does after he/she lands and slides to their finish. In order to qualify their jump, a jumpier must at least pass the K-spot during their flight. A K-spot is a point on the hill that the jumpers have to pass. On a large hill the K-spot is 100 meters, and on a normal hill the K-spot is 75-99 meters. During scoring judges have rules on their scoring. The most points a judge allowed deduct in the flight or landing section of Normal Hill jump is five points. The most they are allowed deduct in the outrun section is 7 points.

More About Ski Jumping

This article gives you the basic information about ski jumping. Rules, how the jumping i scored, and what the events are.

This article is strictly about how ski jumping is scored.


Training

This video shows you some of the things athletes do as they train for ski jumping.
How They Train: Ski Jumping

Women Ski Jumping

Take a few minutes to watch this video about how the women ski jumpers got into the Olympics after so many years of not being allowed. I got this video off of youtube, but its a clip from Live CNN News.
Women ski jump into Olympics' history

World Records

In this video you will see the world records for ski jumping through out the years.
Ski jumping world records