I hope everyone is having a great beginning to 2016! 2015 is now over and I am looking forward to seeing what 2016 holds for me and the team. I returned to Park City after a few days home in Aspen for my birthday and Christmas. It was a much needed mental break from ski jumping and it seemed to pay off. My first session back on the hill was very good and I kept improving throughout the week. I was really happy, since I didn't have a great weekend in Ramsau for the World Cup. After Christmas, our original plan was to fly over on December 28th for the World Cup in Klingenthal, GER but unfortunately Central Europe didn't have any snow and F.I.S. not only canceled the Klingenthal World Cup but the World Cup the following weekend in Schonach, GER. Luckily Scandinavia has had a good winter, so four of us flew over on January 3rd and our first competition of the New Year will be in Hoydalsmo, NOR on the Continental Cup circuit. We are happy to be back in Europe and my goal is to keep my level of jumping high throughout the rest of the winter. I will keep updating my blog in the upcoming weeks about my travels and results! Happy New Year everybody!
Hi! My name is Michael Ward. I am a 23 year old from Aspen, CO now living in Park City, UT to continue my career as a Nordic Combined athlete. I am on the 2015-16 US Nordic Combined Team and am honored to live and train with the best in the world.