Date of Birth:
June 10, 1992
City/State of Birth:
Iron Mountain, Michigan
Olympics and Events Attended:
2018: 39th place, PyeongChang, KOR, Winter Olympic Games
2016: 2nd place, Almaty, KAZ, Grand Prix; four top-10 Grand Prix finishes
2015: 2nd place, World Cup, Rasnov, ROU; Six top-10 World Cup finishes
2014: 3rd place, Falun, SWE, Continental Cup
2013: 5th, 6th, 7th place, Örnsköldsvi, SWE, Continental Cup
2013: 21st place, Oberwiesenthal, Continental Cup
2010 – 2012: Jr World Championships team member
2010: 21st place, Rovaniemi, Continental Cup
Nita grew up in Wisconsin near a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where they love their ski jumping. Like a lot of jumpers, Nita tried the sport after watching her brother ski jump. She’s been hurling herself off jumps for more than 15 years now and continues to love the experience every single time.
She competed in numerous European Continental Cup events in 2010, climbing her way up the ski jumping ladder. Then she suffered an injury in 2012 that kept her out for a year. She moved to Steamboat Springs to begin training and coaching and has made her way back to the National Team thanks to 5th, 6th and 7th place finishes in
Continental Cup events in 2013. Nina nabbed her first COC podium with a 3rd place in Falun, SWE in March 2014.
Her teammates expect her to continue to tackle her sport with gusto, like everything else in her life. This is a woman who swims in waterfalls, runs through streams, bikes up the wrong way on highways, inline skates down mountains and takes baths in glacial lakes.
In her down time, Nita enjoys art, reading, photography and cooking. She is studying multi-media design.
Fun fact: Nita has a twin sister
“I fell in love with ski jumping because I simply love the feeling of flying.
It’s an awesome sport.”