Florence, Wis. native named to U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Team

Courtesy: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team
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(WLUC) - Nita Englund of Florence, Wisconsin has been named to the U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Team for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

According to Team USA, the 25-year-old Englund has posted the best U.S. results at international competitions since the 2014 Sochi Games.

"I'm really happy on qualifying for the Olympic Team," Englund said in a press release. "It has been a lifelong goal. There was a lot of work from me, but also a lot of support from teammates, coaches, friends and family. It will take a few few days for the emotions to settle, but it certainly means a lot to me."

Englund currently is competing in a World Cup at the European training base of Ljubno, Slovenia.

A three-time junior world championship team member, she moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to train after suffering an injury in 2012. She quickly rose through the ranks, making the 2015 U.S. World Championship Team. In 2015, she powered her way to the top of the FIS Summer Grand Prix, finishing third overall in the tour.

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