U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team gets back on track at World Cup

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U.S. Ski Team

Bryan Fletcher

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U.S. Ski Team

Taylor Fletcher

— The U.S. Nordic combined team got its best finish of the year Saturday at a World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria.

Steamboat Springs’ Bryan Fletcher finished eighth while brother Taylor Fletcher notched a career-best, 10th-place finish. Taylor Fletcher jumped to 37th before blistering the cross-country skiing.

Norway’s Magnus Moan was first followed by teammate Mikko Kokslien and Germany’s Fabian Riessle.

Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong was 16th.

The team continues action Sunday with a Normal Hill Gundersen event.

Lodwick dominates Continental Cup

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Todd Lodwick

For the second straight day, Steamboat Springs’ Todd Lodwick showed the young guys how it’s done.

Lodwick, taking a week off from the World Cup circuit, picked up his second straight Continental Cup victory.

Michael Ward, who had a career-best second Friday, was 10th. Brett Denney was 23rd.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com

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