Nordic Programs

Fletcher 16th in Lillehammer Combined

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USSA
2013-12-07 05:58
 

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – World Championship bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied a competitive race from behind to finish 16th during the 10k cross country portion of the individual nordic combined World Cup on Saturday. Starting 1:52 back in 36th, Fletcher covered ground quickly to move up 20 places (a personal record) and notch the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team. Jason Lamy Chappuis won the race. On Sunday, the nordic combined men take on the large hill for the Gundersen HS138/10k World Cup.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • World Championship bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied a competitive race from behind to finish 16th during the 10k cross country portion of the individual nordic combined World Cup on Saturday.
  • Starting 1:52 back in 36th, Fletcher covered ground quickly to notch a personal record for moving up 20 places in a race. He also posted the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team.
  • Teammate Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) finished close behind in 19th, while brother Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished 22nd.
  • Veteran Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished the race in 34th.
  • Jason Lamy Chappuis won the race.
  • On Sunday, the nordic combined men take on the large hill for the Gundersen HS138/10k World Cup.

QUOTES
Bryan Fletcher

The jumping went well today. I've had some issues with boots this year and I switched to new boots. That was my second jump with the new boots so I'm still feeling it out and getting used to them. I'm happy things are going in the right direction on the jump hill. The cross country was great – I skied awesome. I had a really good feeling all the way through the course. I was feeling good until the last hill. Then I was kind of beat, but it's okay. I went out hard. So I was happy. It was a personal best in moving up places in a race.  

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