But for many others who didn't make the cut, they are still competing and trying to make it to the next Olympic Games.
Some of those athletes were in Iron Mountain, Michigan last weekend at the Giant Pine Mountain Ski Jumping competition.
"It's all about the flying. The feeling in the air, that's the reason why you start ski jumping," said Pashke.
Pius Pashke is a professional ski jumper from Germany. He was one of the dozens of jumpers that competed at the Pine Mountain Continental Cup event last weekend.
The hill in the U.P. is one of his favorites.
"It's more like a flying hill. You're not so high, but you're flying on the hill and on other hills, they're much higher and you're falling down. This is more fun," said Pashke.
There were two Americans competing against some of the hardest competition.
"As long as you feel fast and you're more like a plane.. going out, instead of up, that's generally when you'll have the best jumps," said Nick Mattoon, a professional ski jumper from Eau Claire.
Mattoon started jumping at the age of five.
"It's like competing at home. It feels so good to be back in the US and competing in front of our crowd," said Mattoon.
He now lives in Slovenia and trains all across Europe.
"I'm blessed beyond measure. I've been able to travel to 28 different countries in my life and I'm 22 so that's pretty cool," said Mattoon.
That training has paid off, but not as well as Mattoon would've hoped.
"Myself and A.J., the two people competing for the U.S. today, missed a spot for the Olympics by one person. So we were close, but not close enough." said Mattoon.
But he's not stopping there.
"I'm still dreaming for the Olympics, that's my goal. So we'll see," said Mattoon.
He already has his sights set for Beijing in 2022.
Ski jumping is more popular in Europe. Pius Pashke said the German team has a lot of young people trying out because their team has been so successful over the past few years.