Steamboat Springs At a glance
■ 27 years old
■ Born in Steamboat Springs
■ Was a forejumper at the 2002 Olympics in Utah, helping solidify his Olympic ambitions.
■ Transferred from Steamboat Springs High School in April of his junior year to The Winter Sports School in Park City, Utah, to give himself one year to try to make it in Nordic combined. It worked.
■ Won his first World Cup in Norway in 2011. He won the prestigious King’s Cup and got to meet the king of Norway.
By the numbers
7: Number of years he battled leukemia as a child. It drove him to the sport and still drives him today.
10: Years on the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team since joining in 2004.
14: Individual top-10 finishes he’s had in World Cup events, half of them in the past season and a half.
83: World Cup starts he’s made.
To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9
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