"Anders was one of the most consistent of the guys last season. While there was some highs and lows, he generally jumped to a consistent level. If he brings his overall game up a notch he will be a consistent top 30 World Cup performer."
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 U.S. National jumping titles in both 2008 and 2009. His first World Cup event came at Bischofshofen AUT in 2009. Anders has now been a member of three USA Olympic ski jumping teams by being named to the team for Sochi 2014.
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
2013, 5th Place, US National Championships, Park City, UT, August 4, 2013
2013, 33rd place, COC, Rena, NOR, December 14, 2013
2013, 2nd place, US Olympic Trials, December, 29, 2013, Park City, UT
2014, 23rd place, COC, France, January 11, 2014
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 U.S. Olympic Team for Vancouver. Anders showed his true toughness in bouncing back 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. The sky is the limit for the coming 2013/2014 season.
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 Peter Frenette for the U.S. 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. In January 2014, Anders was named as a member of the USA Olympic ski jumping team for Sochi, Russia.
Still with things to work on, he says his best jumps are still to come. We like that.