VIDEO: Local ski jumping club turns athletes into Olympians

Casey Larson (right) is one of Norge Ski Club’s two-time Olympians. Larson and his sister Cara (left) both trained at Norge growing up and now compete for the U.S. National Ski Jumping Team. Photo shared by Guy Larson

By Hannah Shapiro
Medill Reports

Chicagoland might not be known for elevation, but the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove is developing a reputation for churning out Olympic ski jumpers. For the second Winter Games in a row, three of the four men’s ski jumpers on Team USA are Norge athletes.

Hannah Shapiro is a Video and Broadcast graduate student at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @_hannah_shapiro.