With world champion Sarah Hendrickson still recovering from a knee injury, the women on the U.S. women's ski jumping team struggled in their first World Cup of the season in Norway on Saturday.
None finished higher than 19th in Lillehammer, and the Americans finished a distant 13th in the mixed-team event.
"Competition was hard tonight," jumper Jessica Jerome said. "A couple years ago, you could get away with making more mistakes and now you can't get away with making any mistakes. That's a good thing because it means our sport is really growing."