The world of winter sports was left in shock on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, when it was announced that US ski jumper Patrick Gasienica had passed away at the age of only 24. As we mourn the tragic loss of this young athlete, it’s important to celebrate his life and achievements.
In this article, we will take a look at who Patrick Gasienica was, his achievements as a ski jumper, and his legacy.
Who was Patrick Gasienica?
Born and raised in Mchenry, Illinois, Patrick Gasienica grew up skiing at the Norge Ski Club, which was founded in 1905, making it the oldest ski jumping club in the United States. Gasienica made his FIS Ski Jumping debut in 2015, and went on to represent the US in two FIS Junior World Ski Championships in 2016 and 2017, as well as the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Gasienica’s promising skills as a ski jumper saw him selected for the US men’s quartet that placed 10th in his Olympic debut at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
USA Nordic And U.S. Ski Snowboard
Congratulations to Patrick Gasienica on being nominated by USA Nordic Sport to represent Team USA at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing for Ski Jumping! This will be Patrick’s 1st ever Olympic Winter Games.
“Being an Olympian has been a dream of mine ever since I started ski jumping. To represent my country at the highest level in the world is something I will forever cherish and be proud of. It’s surreal to say that I am headed to Beijing. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity to show the world what I can do. All my hard work has led me on this path and I’m ready to get to the Games and compete as an American. I want to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey so far and pushed me to be the greatest ski jumper I could be. Let’s go to the Olympics.”- Patrick Gasienica
Despite finishing 49th on the normal hill and 53rd on the large hill at the Games, Gasienica was a rising star in his sport, and his family, friends, and colleagues have paid tribute to him in the wake of his death, stressing how much they will miss his passion and enthusiasm for the sport. Gasienica’s teammates and coaches have also shared their sadness and disbelief, with many expressing their appreciation for his hard work and dedication.
Know More About the Olympian Ski Jumper Accident: What was the cause of his death?
In an official statement, USA Nordic and U.S. Ski and Snowboard confirmed Gasienica’s passing on Tuesday night, but did not provide any details on the cause of his death. While we may never learn the exact reason behind Gasienica’s untimely demise, it’s important to remember him as a young athlete who had a promising future in his sport. Many have taken to social media to express their condolences and share fond memories of Gasienica, with the hashtag #RIPPatrickGasienica trending on Twitter.
Sad 😞 … Deepest sympathy & Condolences for the family 😢 .. too early … Rest in peace … Patrick died yesterday in a motorcycle accident. The American ski jumper, age 24, of Polish descent, unfortunately perished in a motorcycle crash. Tuesday’s accident left the skiing community in a hole with his family, friends, and supporters feeling intense grief. Patrick Gasienica, who was well-known for his extraordinary abilities and involvement in the Beijing Olympics, had a bright future in front of him. Authorities are currently looking into the specifics of the fatal motorcycle accident as they try to identify what caused it. The death of such a young and gifted person has crushed his teammates, coaches, and fans. Gasienica’s dedication and accomplishments demonstrated his love for the sport, which made him a genuinely outstanding figure in the skiing community. Patrick Gasienica, who was born in the US to Polish parents, has always had a natural knack for skiing.
As well as his impressive skiing record, Gasienica was known for his infectious energy and passion for his sport. He had a natural talent for jumping and was always eager to push himself to new heights. For those who knew him, Gasienica will be remembered as a kind and dedicated young man who always strived for excellence and loved what he did.
Jason Vasconez is organizing this fundraiser.
Patrick passed away yesterday afternoon while returning from work on his motorcycle. Patrick was only 25 years old. Of course, this is a sudden and devastating loss for his family, especially his mother, Jolanta Kiwior. Patrick was living with his mom at the time in McHenry IL. It was common for him to take his motorcycle to work. Patrick was a specially gifted young athlete and his passing is much too soon. Patrick’s mother, his two sisters, and Bob, Jolanta’s fiancee, are together grieving. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jolanta and her family in their time of need. Any amount donated will be an expression of our sympathy and love for Patrick’s family.
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Patrick Gasienica Obituary
Patrick Gasienica’s death has come as a huge shock to the skiing community and beyond. At only 24 years old, he had his whole life and career ahead of him. However, we should celebrate and honor the life of this talented young skier, and remember the legacy he has left behind. Gasienica’s achievements in skiing, combined with his passion and enthusiasm, will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, Patrick. You will be remembered forever.
Tributes Pours to Patrick Gasienica
RIP Patrick Gasienica. Tragic and very sad loss of a great ski jumper! 2023 Long Standing Jump winner with Kenzie Morey and Madi Sloan. Snowflake Ski Club
USA Nordic and the Ski Jumping community are saddened to hear about the passing of Patrick Gasienica. A 2022 Beijing Winter Olympian, Patrick was an incredible competitor, teammate and friend. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Patrick❤️ We offer our sincere condolences to the Gasienica family.
Tragic news. Patrick Gąsienica died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 24 🇺🇸 . Polish ski jumper. RIP November 28, 1998-June 13, 2023
24 years, 6 months, 16 days #skijumpingfamily