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.
“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.”
ALAN JOHNSON, USA SKI JUMPING ATHLETIC DIRECTOR