Top 10 for Bryan Fletcher

2016-01-30 09:00

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 30, 2016) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) parlayed a 16th in jumping with a sixth in cross country to finish ninth in the second of three stages of the Seefeld Triple. Germany's Eric Frenzel continued to dominate with a second straight win over Japan's Akito Watabe. Frenzel won by a huge 24 second margin.

Fletcher soared 98.5 meters on his jump, but was a minute, 40 seconds back from the leaders after calculation of his current Seefeld Triple points. Three-stage FIS Nordic Combined World Cup wraps up Sunday with a two-jump and 15k cross country finale.

"Today was a fun day," said Fletcher. "I was happy to put together a good jump and a good race. I was especially happy with my performance in the very tough conditions on the jump hill today. I felt I skied tactically really smart today."
While Fletcher was able to put together the sixth fastest cross country leg, a tangle on the last hill into the finish cost him a chance to ski for the podium.
"It was frustrating to finish ninth after the tangle, but points wise I am still in the hunt for tomorrow," he added.
Sunday's finale will feature two jumps which put even more pressure on the ski jumping phase to then setup for a 15k cross country race. "Tomorrow it will be really important to have two good jumps," said Fletcher. "I know the race will be hard but luckily the extra laps will suit me well. So the game plan is to continue my improvement from jumping today into tomorrow and hopefully I will get another shot at the podium like today."

Seefeld Triple Second Stage