"Anders has managed to isolate the key technical components necessary to get to the next level. Like his teammates, he has made steady progress and in Sapporo COC was in the hunt."
Age: Born April 23, 1989
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
Longest Jump: 173 meters, Planica, Slovenia
Anders made his first Olympic team at the tender age of 16. He has been a member of seven USA World Junior Teams and won the US National jumping titles in both 2008 and 2009. His first World Cup event came at Bischofshofen AUT in 2009.
2009 US National Jumping Title
2008 US National Jumping Title
2011 US National Jumping Title
2012, FIS Cup, Brattleboro, VT pair of wins at Harris Hill
2012 COC, Stams, AUT June 30, 16th and 18th
2012 US National Championships 1st place tie with P. Frenette, Large Hill, Park City, UT August 4, 2012
2012 US National Champion, 1st place, Normal Hill, Park City, UT, August 5, 2012
27th Place, FIS Summer Grand Prix, Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 23, 2012
2012, 21st Place, Engleberg, SUI, December 28, 2012
2013, 39th Place, FIS World Nordic Championships, Italy February, 2013, Large Hill
2010 was the best and worst of times for two time Olympian Anders Johnson of Park City, UT. Following an off- season knee injury and surgery, he went on to recover and make the US Olympic Team for Vancouver. Anders showed his true toughness in bouncing back so quickly, even though it required much dedication and hard work. Anders saw great success in 2012 at the famed FIS Cup event at Brattleboro's Harris Hill, by taking a pair of wins. With the coming FIS World Nordic Championships this February, the sky is the limit.
Anders was born April 23, 1989, in Plattsburgh NY. He started jumping at age three in Lake Placid—his dad, Alan, is a former USST coach, well known figure in the Nordic world, and member of the Board of Directors for USA Ski Jumping.
The 23-year-old tied with Pete Frenette for the US National large hill title in August in Park City, then followed it up the next day with an outright win on the normal hill. The season is starting off right for Anders.
Still with things to work on, he says his best jumps are still to come. We like that.