Clemens Aigner of Austria wins Saturday’s meet at Pine Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN — Day one of Continental Cup ski jumping at Pine Mountain belonged to Clemens Aigner of Austria, who took first place with jumps of 436 and 425 feet.
Pawel Wasek of Poland placed second Saturday on the strength of a longest ride of 443 feet.
Third place went to Markus Schiffner of Austria, followed by Martin Hamann and Moritz Baer, both of Germany.
There were dozens of rides past 400 feet but the hill record of 471 remained intact.
Despite some light snow, the event went smoothly for the host Kiwanis Ski Club. The parking lot beyond the landing hill was packed with spectators for an event that’s had a reported attendance of 20,000 in recent years.
The second day of the the Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup tournament begins with trial jumps at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by the official competition at 1 p.m.