LILLEHAMMER, Norway Park City's Alissa Johnson went all out to win in the first women's ski jumping Continental Cup of the season with teammate Jessica Jerome (also of Park City) taking the number two spot on Saturday.
"I'm still kind of waiting for it to sink in to be honest. I've been waiting to be on the podium for six years so I was pretty psyched," Johnson, a student at Westminster College, said.
She led four of her teammates into the top 10 with Lindsey Van (Park City), who just returned to competition after missing part of last season with an injury, in fourth and Avery Ardovino (Park City) in sixth. Johnson beat out a field of 30 international competitors to win and said that all she had to do was relax and have a little fun.