U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today that one of their former athletes, Patrick Gasienica, passed away on Monday night, June 12, 2023, at the age of 24. Gasienica reportedly passed away during a motorcycle accident while returning home from work.
Gasienica grew up ski jumping at the Norge Ski Club and made his FIS Ski Jumping debut in 2015. Gasienica represented the United States at two FIS Junior World Ski Championships in 2016 and 2017, the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. At 23 years of age, he announced last year that he was taking some time off, leaving the option for a return to ski jumping open.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. If you would like to support his family, a GoFundMe campaign has been started in his honor.
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