Nordic Programs

Fletchers Lead USA in Team Sprint

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USSA
2014-03-01 10:33
 

LAHTI, Finland (March 1) – Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (both Steamboat Springs, CO) combined their efforts Saturday to finish 14th in the team sprint HS130/2x7.5k World Cup at the Lahti Ski Games. Team USA I jumped into 14th position and maintained its position with the eighth fastest time in the cross country sprint, where Team Norway I skied to victory. Next, the athletes head to Trondheim, Norway for an individual 10k Gundersen World Cup on Thursday, March 6.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (both Steamboat Springs, CO) combined their efforts Saturday to finish 14th in the team sprint HS130/2x7.5k World Cup at the Lahti Ski Games.
  • Team USA I jumped into 14th position and started the cross country team sprint 2:16 back, but was able to maintain its position with the eighth fastest time of the day.
  • Team USA II, consisting of Adam Loomis (Eau Claire, WI) and Nick Hendrickson (Park City, UT), finished 19th.
  • Team Norway I skied to victory with Germany I and France I rounding out the podium.
  • Next, the athletes head to Trondheim, Norway for an individual 10k Gundersen World Cup on Thursday, March 6.

QUOTES
Taylor Fletcher
It was a tough day for sure! Jumping was not where we wanted it, but I could not expect to do anything special. It's been a tough year on the jump hill and it's been a challenging period. 

On the cross country side it was a strong race for Bryan and I. We skied well but it was hard to make time up on your own. I was happy with my fitness on the cross country side, as it felt like I never hit the max and could always push the pace. 

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