Anna Hoffmann

And she's off: Doug Moe gets the backstory on the Madison ski jumper's last-minute Olympics berth

Despite winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for ski jumping in December, Anna Hoffmann almost didn't make the Olympics cut and says female athletes still struggle for equality.

She continues: “And I really liked the fact that [ski jumping] was — excuse my language — just a badass thing to do. Showing up the boys. That was fun. I loved the rush of it, the feeling of jumping and flying as far as I could.”

Madison's unexpected Olympian: Anna Hoffmann heads to Beijing

MADISON, Wis. -- A month ago, Anna Hoffmann's 2022 Olympic dream was over. Despite winning the U.S. Olympic Trials in ski jumping, the 21-year-old Madison Memorial graduate was set to miss out on the Beijing Games after America's women failed…