Nordic Programs

Fletcher Returns to World Cup

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USSA
2014-02-28 10:45
 

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 28) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was the sole U.S. athlete to compete in the individual 10k Gundersen World Cup in Lahti Friday, finishing 34th in his first nordic combined since the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The athletes returned to their World Cup groove with Johannes Rydzek of Germany taking the win, Akito Watabe of Japan in second and Eric Frenzel of Germany filling out the podium. Next, the men take on the HS130/2x7.5k team sprint event Saturday in Lahti.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was the sole U.S. athlete to compete in the individual 10k Gundersen World Cup in Lahti Friday, finishing 34th in his first nordic combined since the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
  • Fletcher jumped into 37th and skied a hard race to move up a few spots to 34th on the compact cross country track.
  • The athletes returned to their World Cup groove with Johannes Rydzek of Germany taking the win, Akito Watabe of Japan in second and Eric Frenzel of Germany filling out the podium.
  • Mild weather just above 32-degrees Fahrenheit made for hard-packed snow and quick racing.
  • Friday’s competition was the opening event of the annual Lahti Ski Games, which features nordic combined, ski jumping and cross country World Cup events and will take place throughout the weekend.
  • Next, the men take on the HS130/2x7.5k team sprint event Saturday in Lahti.

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