Steamboat Springs Billy Demong paced the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team on Friday at a large hill event in Lahti, Finland, finishing 29th. Bryan Fletcher was 33rd, Taylor Fletcher was 42nd, and Nick Hendrickson was 49th.
The Americans continued to struggle with the jumping portion of the event, as Demong sat in 36th heading into the 10-kilometer ski. He posted the 18th-fastest cross-country time.
Steamboat’s Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane returned home after the World Championships.
The 2010-11 season wraps up today with one last large hill event.