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Big crowd for first day of Norge ski jump

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Matthew Smith of the Norge Ski club launches himself off the ramp during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are today.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Workers prepare the large hill for jumpers during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are today.

Fans try to get a good look at the jumpers during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are today.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Anna Hoffman of the Blackhawk Ski Club brings in her landing during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are Sunday.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Eighteen-year-old ski jumper Lucas Gasienica has been living in Utah for the last eight years but says there's nothing like being back home at Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. Lucas was among 47 jumpers of all ages who on Saturday took part in the first day of the 108th annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament, which featured a junior competition and a junior national championship qualifier.
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    • Matthew Smith of the Norge Ski club launches himself off the ramp during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are today.
    • Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.com Workers prepare the large hill for jumpers during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are today.
    • Fans try to get a good look at the jumpers during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are today.
    • Anna Hoffman of the Blackhawk Ski Club brings in her landing during the 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament Saturday at the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove. The junior competition and junior national championship qualifier K70 was Saturday. The K70 U.S. Cup Five Hills Tournament and the Long-Standing Competition are Sunday.
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