The men's Continental Cup is held in Iron Mountain (USA) this weekend. A total of three competitions will take place on the Pine Mountain Ski Jump in Michigan from Friday to Sunday.
The first one was won by Poland's Klemens Muranka. With a jump on 129.5 m he was already in the lead after the first round, 127 m in the final were then good enough to defeat the top position with 251.5 points.
The second place went to 20-year-old German Karl Geiger with 126 m and 129 m and a total of 247.6 points.
Nejc Dezman of Slovenia, fifth after the first round and already more than 30 points behind the leader, showed a jump on 131.5 m in the final and moved up to third (232.2 points).
With Pius Paschke in fourth another jumper of the German team achieved a top result in Friday's competition.
But clearly the best team of the day was Slovenia. Besides Dezman, also Matjaz Pungertar (5th), Anze Semenic (6th), Anze Lanisek (7th), Rok Justin (8th) and Andraz Pograjc (10th) finished in the Top 10.
With the longest jump of the day on 139.5 m, Lanisek was second after the first round, but in the final he landed already after 101.5 m. Due to big point differences he didn't lose that many places and still achieved a good result.
Lauri Asikainen of Finland was the only member of another team who could come in among the best ten, he moved up from 18th to ninth in the second round.
Nejc Dezman remains the overall leader of the COC with his 490 points, followed by his teammate Robert Hrgota (397 points) and Austrian Manuel Poppinger (363 points).