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Denney earns 5th, 6th in national ski jumping

Jimmy Denney of Duluth placed sixth in the 120-meter jump and fifth in the 90-meter jump at the U.S. National Ski Jumping Championships. The events were held in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Wednesday and Thursday.

Jimmy Denney of Duluth placed sixth in the 120-meter jump and fifth in the 90-meter jump at the U.S. National Ski Jumping Championships. The events were held in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Wednesday and Thursday.

In the 120 meter jump, Denney, 19, had jumps of 110 and 109 meters for 212.2 points. In the 90-meter, Denney had jumps of 85 and 84 meters for 206.5 points.

The conditions were excellent, with clear skies and calm winds. A field of over 60 competitors, including the best U.S. ski jumpers, competed for the national title.

Denney will be competing in a series of international competitions in the Midwest over the next three weeks: Feb. 15-16 in Westby, Wis., Feb. 22-23 in Iron Mountain, Mich., and March 1-2 in Ishpeming, Mich. Following this Continental Cup series in the Midwest, Denney expects to qualify for additional international competitions in Japan in March.

He attends the University of Minnesota-Duluth and trains in Coleraine under coach Martin Bayer.

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