The U.S. Olympic Trials for ski jumping and Nordic combined will be heading to the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, on December 24–25.
For us, it was the culmination of a year-and-a-half evaluation
The coaching carousel has, maybe, never spun so early. Last year, zero coaches were fired before Nov. 1. In fact, in the last four years combined, five coaches lost their jobs before November.
This year’s firings are especially noteworthy, too. One man, Ed Orgeron, led his team to the national championship less than two years ago. Another, Clay Helton, coached his program in a conference championship game last year.
As we yearn to reconnect with friends, family, and the world at large, I think that what we’ve gone through has also given many of us a chance to reflect on all the things we took for granted: the outdoors, community, neighborhood restaurants, and the arts.