Nordic Programs

Nordic Combined Team Named

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USSA
2013-10-30 10:25
 

PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 30) – A strong group of veterans highlights the 2014 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, named on the cusp of the 2013-14 FIS World Cup season. World Champions and Olympic medalists Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight the team. They are joined on the A team by the rapidly rising Fletcher brothers, Bryan and Taylor (Steamboat Springs, CO). The World Cup opens late November in Kuusamo, Finland.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four time Olympian and gold medalist Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and five time Olympian and World Champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) highlight a strong U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team.
  • They are joined by the rapidly rising Fletcher brothers, Bryan and Taylor (Steamboat Springs, CO)
  • Demong and Lodwick together account for eight Olympic and World Championship medals, including four gold.
  • The team recently competed in the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships, where Demong took gold, before heading to jumping camps in Austria and Germany.
  • The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup opens in Kuusamo, Finland Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
  • The final Olympic team will be named in late January.

QUOTES

Billy Demong, Olympic and World Champion
The Team is a mix of veterans as well as up-and-coming athletes like the Fletcher brothers who have made quite a name for themselves. Under that we have a really strong team of young athletes who are nipping at our heels for a Sochi spot. So it should be a great season.

Dave Jarrett, Head Coach, U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team
We are focused squarely on doing well at the Olympics in Sochi. We have a different team than in 2010 and replacing Johnny [Spillane] and Brett [Camerota] has been difficult. But the Fletcher brothers have stepped up and filled the void. Combine that with the two veterans, Billy and Todd, and we feel like we have as good a chance for success in Sochi as anyone.

2014 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team
Name, Hometown, Club (Skis (jumping/cross country), Boots (jumping/cross country), Bindings, Poles) Date of Birth
* Indicates Olympian

A Team
Billy Demong, Vermontville, NY, New York Ski Education Foundation (Atomic, Rass/Atomic, Atomic, Swix) 3/29/80*
Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Elan/Madshus, Rass/Madshus, Rotefella, Madshus) 6/27/86
Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Atomic, Rass/Atomic, Atomic) 5/11/90* **
Todd Lodwick, Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Atomic/Madshus, Rass/Atomic, Atomic, Swix) 11/21/76*

B Team
Brett Denney, Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (Sport 2000/Madshus, Rass/Alpina, Rotefella) 2/26/90
Nick Hendrickson, Park City, UT, Park City Nordic Ski Club (Sport 2000/Madshus, Rass/Alpina, Rottefella, Swix) 6/20/91
Adam Loomis, Eau Claire, WI, Eau Claire Flying Eagles Ski Club (Sport 2000/Madshus, Rass/Madshus, Rottefella, Uvex/Rudy Project, Madshus)
Michael Ward, Aspen, CO, Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (Fischer/Madshus, Rass/Madshus, Rottefella, Uvex, Swix)

Coaching Staff
Dave Jarrett, Head Coach
Marc Nölke, World Cup Jumping Coach
Greg Poirier, Continental Cup Coach/Development Coach

World Cup Service Team
Andrej Jezeršek
Matjaz Dobrovoljc

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