Monday, December 14, 2009
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs skier Todd Lodwick made it two in a row Sunday as he won the second day of competition at a Continental Cup Nordic combined event in Park City, Utah.
A year ago, Lodwick used the same Park City event to re-enter the world of Nordic combined. He won then, as well, and quickly rejoined the World Cup circuit. Later that season, he claimed a pair of gold medals at the World Championships.
He won this latest event by finishing at the top in the jumping portion, held Saturday night in anticipation of a Sunday storm.
Then, on Sunday, he cruised to an overall win, recording a 44.4-second victory against Tomaz Druml, of Austria, in the cross-country race.
Other locals also fared well at the event. Alex Miller was fourth. Taylor Fletcher finished ninth. Alex Glueck was 37th, Cliff Field 41st, Michael Ward 43rd, Brett Denney 46th and Erik Lynch 49th.
The Continental Cup is a series of Nordic combined events that are one step below the World Cup, which is taking place in Europe. Lodwick, who wanted to stay a little closer to his family during the early part of this season, is using the Park City events to prepare for his return to the World Cup. He is expected to compete Dec. 18 to 20 at World Cup events in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria.