Weight: 150 lbs
Birthplace: New London, N.H.
School: Proctor Academy, Westminster College, DeVry University
Club: Andover Outing Club
- 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 10th place in men's team event, 50th place in qualifying of men's individual NH
- 23rd World Cup, Bad Mitterndorf, Austria
- 24th, World Cup, Bad Mitterndorf, Austria
- 1st FIS Cup, Eisenerz, Austria
- 3rd, U.S. Nationals, fall 2010
Nick Fairall grew up enjoying skiing, water skiing, lacrosse, soccer, and many other sports, but the one thing he loved the most was ski jumping. His love for ski jumping has never lost its ability to be fun. Trying to keep school at the same level, Fairall attended Westminster College for the 2007 fall semester and enrolled in the aviation program. After one semester, Fairall realized that ski jumping and school was difficult to balance, forcing him to ask himself what was most important to him. Fairall made the decision to withdraw from classes to become a full-time ski jumper. Since then, he has become one of ski jumping's young hopefuls for the future of the sport in the U.S.
Fairall started alpine skiing when he was age 2 and always enjoyed skiing fast and going off the jumps on the ski slopes, so ski jumping easily appealed to him. He has been ski jumping since he was 6 years old. His sister started ski jumping at the Andover Outing Club, when he was 5. Fairall's mom always took him to the ski jumps in Andover to watch his sister compete. When he got a chance to try jumping, he never looked back.
FIRST WORLD CUP
Dec. 19, 2008 in Engelberg, Switzerland
OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES/WORLDS
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009
I am interested in aviation and love to fly...Enjoys water skiing, lacrosse, volleyball and soccer - in addition to ski jumping, played lacrosse and soccer in high school.
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