"Chris is a perfect example of hard focused work in a positive environment with steady improvements in all areas of his jumping. He is approaching his jumping, as always, in a studious methodical manner and is on track. We are glad to have him back in the states training full time for the USA. Always someone to watch."
Age: Born June 21, 1989
Hometown: Andover, NH
Longest Jump: 191.5 meters, Kulm Bad-Mitterndorf AUT
2013, US Olympic Trials, 5th place, December 29, 2013, Park City, UT
2013, US National Championships, 3rd Place (LH), August 4, 2013, Park City, UT
2013, COC, Wisla, POL, February 24, 2013
2013- 1 and 1- FIS Cup, Brattleboro, VT February 16-17, 2013
2013-29th, COC, Iron Mountain, MI February 10, 2013
2013- 24th, COC, Neustadt, GER, January 26, 2013
2013- 43rd, COC Zakopane, POL, January 6, 2013
2011-12 30th Place COC Engleberg, SUI, 2nd Brattleboro, 2nd and 3rd place Norwegian Cup elite class in Sprova
2011- 19th, COC, Zakopane, POL *personal best.
2010 2-time Champion at Harris Hill in Brattleboro, VT
Hill record holder 2010 -191.5 meters ski flying...looking forward to 230+
2009/10 2nd Place US National Championships
2009 4th place FIS Cup Falun SWE
2007/08 4th place US National Championships
Chris began ski jumping with the Andover Outing Club, coached by the famed Tim Norris, who has produced countless U.S. Olympians.
He is optimistic that the USA is finally on the way to having an optima and organized ski jumping program and says, “I am excited to see so many people coming together to create the best possible learning experience for our team, and look forward to seeing the limits being pushed! It is my passion. It is of course incredibly fun, and has also given me some of the greatest opportunities in this world. I have met some amazing people through ski jumping, been to amazing places, and have learned so much about myself. When it comes down to the basic question though, the feeling of making a great jump is worth blood, sweat, and tears, it makes me so happy.”
Lamb is a diehard Red Sox fan, and commenting on other interests says, “I would like to one day have the experience of a total survival situation in the wilderness.”
Chris recently returned from living and training in Trondheim, Norway, and will relocate to Park City, UT this summer. A big plus from living in Norway, Lamb now speaks fluent Norwegian. He attended the University of Trondheim for two years.
On the past season Chris said,"My arrival to Norway in mid-summer was one of the reasons that made it a difficult winter. I did not feel there was enough time for me to train and adapt to the new program, and build my base for the season ahead. Another challenge for me came with the demanding school year. The intensive language class had a demanding schedule, which hindered my availability to train as often as I should have. But looking ahead to this FIS World Nordic Championship season, I am confident that I have what it takes to achieve my goals."
Lamb, who holds the hill record at Vermont's famed Harris Hill (102m), won both days of FIS Cup competitions in February, 2013 at Brattleboro, VT. He is currently 23 years-old. He placed third in the US National (LH) Championships on August 4, 2013, in Park City, UT.