"Pete showed real progress last season, it's all about identifying the 2 or 3 critical technical components, together with growing confidence, that will help him become a consistent top 30 World Cup competitor. He's coming on strong."
Age: Born February 24, 1992
Hometown: Saranac Lake, NY
Longest Jump: 184.5 meters, Planica, Slovenia
Pete has been jumping for 15 seasons. He cut his ski jumping teeth working with legendary trainer Larry Stone on the 1980 Olympic Ski jumps in Lake Placid. He continues to be a member of the Lake Placid Ski Club and NYSEF. Peter has competed in 2010 and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
2011 - 1st Place US Nationals, Park City, Utah
2011 - 26th Place, Continental Cup, Trondheim Norway
2011- 2nd Place, Flaming Leaves Festival, Lake Placid, NY
2011 -3rd Place, Flaming Leaves Festival, Lake Placid, NY
2012- 8th Place, COC, Iron Mountain, MI
2012-14th Place, COC, Oslo, Norway
2012- 1st Place, USSA Large Hill National Championships, Park City, UT
2012- 10th Place, COC, Stams, AUT June 30, 2012
2012- 9th Place, COC, Kranj, SLO July 7, 2012
2012- 1st Place,(tie with A. Johnson) Large Hill US National Jumping Championships, Park City, UT August 4, 2012
2012- 12th Place, FIS Summer Grand Prix, Hinterzarten, GER, August 19, 2012
2012-14th Place, FIS Summer Grand Prix, Almaty, Kazakhstand, September 23, 2012
2012-11th Place, FIS COC, Engelberg, SUI, December 28, 2012
2013-25th Place, FIS World Cup, Sapporo, JPN, January 19, 2013
2013-20th Place, FIS World Cup, Sapporo, JPN, January 20, 2013
2014, 45th Place, Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, RUS (large hill)
2014-23rd Place, FIS CUP, Zakopane, POL, February 27, 2014
2013- 3rd Place, US Olympic Trials, Park City, UT, December 29, 2013
2013-24th Place, FIS COC, Lahti, FIN, December 20, 2013
2013-28th Place, FIS COC, Lahti, FIN, December 21, 2013
2013-26th Place, COC, Rena, NOR, December 14, 2013
2013- 4th Place, USSA National NH Championships, Lake Placid, NY October 10, 2013
2013-25th Place, FIS COC, Klingenthal, GER, September 21, 2013
2013-31 Place, FIS Ski Flying World Cup, Vikersund, NOR, January 26, 2013
2013- 56th place, FIS World Championships, Italy, Large Hill
Pete has only to look back to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to find his motivation---for his Olympic performances had all of America cheering. Now on the cusp of the Sochi Games, he's ready to do what it takes to make the squad.
Peter has been jumping for 15 seasons. He cut his ski jumping teeth working with legendary trainer Larry Stone on the 1980 Olympic Ski jumps in Lake Placid, and he continues to be a member of the Lake Placid Ski Club and NYSEF.
“I hope to better my jumping technique, which will help me to achieve better results,” says Frenette. He also says he loves ski jumping because ”the feeling of flight is so amazing.”
He knows progress in this sport takes time. Former USA Ski Jumping coach, Casey Colby, knows Frenette has what it takes, “he’s a natural talent, you could see that at the Olympics in Whistler, so many technique elements are just intuitive for him. With time, he could be great and he's started off really well at Stams with a 10th place." He has all the tools.
Pete is a man on a mission, who is hoping to take another big leap forward for this 2014 ski season. Last season started well for Frenette as he placed an impressive 10th place in a COC, on June 30, 2012, in Stams, Austria. Frenette showed he means business with a strong 11th place at a COC in Engleberg, Switzerland in December, 2012. He also broke into coveted World Cup points on January 19, 2013 by placing 25th at a World Cup in Sapporo, Japan. In January of 2014 Peter was named to the 2014 USA Olympic ski jumping team and took part in the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Count the 21 year-old as one who will follow closely ever NY Jets game with pride.