Fletcher 15th at Holmenkollen

2016-02-10 11:01

OSLO, Norway (Feb. 6, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 20th to 15th Saturday in the King’s Cup, one of the most prestigious events on the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup tour at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Norway’s own Jarl Magnus Riiber took the win, leading the jump and holding to defeat Japan’s Akito Watabe by 16 seconds in heavy, dense fog.

Fletcher continued his move towards more stable jumping, soaring 115.5 meters on his jump, but finding himself two minutes, 28 seconds back in the cross country after Riiber went 130.0 meters on his competition ride. Fletcher had the ninth fastest cross country time to cut the gap to 1:14.

"Today was a hard day, foggy, light winds, and rain made for a challenge on both the jump hill and the cross country course,” said Fletcher. "I was happy with my jump today. The improvements in jumping are still coming which I am happy about and today it put me in the fight for top 10. Unfortunately the legs were a bit tired after last weeks racing still so I had a hard time on the last hill in the sprint."

The World Cup tour gets only a short break before resuming Tuesday and Wednesday in Trondheim.

Nordic Combined Gundersen