Brenna Ellis Is An American Ski Jumper

November 24, 2009

Brenna Ellis Is An American Ski Jumper. Currently headed back to school, Ellis has made some great strides in her career. Get more on Brenna Ellis here.

Brenna Ellis, an American Ski Jumper, made history when she became part of the first Women’s United States Ski Jumping team. Recently retiring from the sport this year at the age of twenty-one years old, Ellis has since decided to enroll at Westminster College in Salt Lake, with her focus on environmental studies.

As a biography Brenna Ellis Is An American Ski Jumper who was born on the 13th of March in 1988. Ellis is a Park City, Utah native who attends Park City High School. The talented athlete has been ski jumping since the early age of just six years old. Ellis’ sisters are also involved in skiing, both participate in freestyle.

Brenna Ellis has attended and competed in the Junior Olympics twice. Her other career accomplishments to date include first place in the Women’s Nordic. Ellis has also placed sixth in Klinenthal Germany. In 2005 she went on to attend the Summer Team Events where she came in at first place. At the Women’s Continental Cup Ellis she placed seventh.

“Brenna has been a big part of women’s ski jumping in the U.S. and she should be very proud of her pioneering efforts to gain attention for this rising sport,” stated the U.S. Nordic Program Director John Farra. “She was named to the first women’s U.S. Ski Jumping Team in 2006 and was a key part of one of the best teams in the world for two-and-a-half years.”

Brenna Ellis’ athletic inspirations include both Janne Ahonen and Mia Hamm. Ellis’ favorite ski jumping locations include the Steamboat K90 and the Big Hill in Lake Placid. Brenna is currently retired from the sport, she was coached by Casey Colby. To date Ellis personal best in 123m.

“The trips to Europe and getting the experience in international competition was fun. Also, competing at nationals was always one of my favorite events of the year,” Ellis said. “The only thing I feel that I missed out on was everyone getting ready for World Championships. It was something we were all excited about after they told us we were going to be able to compete and to not actually be there was hard.”

See video of Extreme Ski Jumping below.

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