Taylor Fletcher competes at the 2014 Olympic Trials for Nordic combined in Park City, Utah.

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Taylor Fletcher competes at the 2014 Olympic Trials for Nordic combined in Park City, Utah.

Brotherly love: Spotlight on Taylor Fletcher

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At a glance

■ 23 years old

■ Born in Steamboat Springs

■ Aiming to make his second Olympics.

■ Is one of the fastest skiers in Nordic combined, regularly posting top times in the cross-country skiing portion of events.

■ Gave up soccer as a high schooler to focus on skiing

■ Graduated from Steamboat Springs High School

By the numbers

1: World Cup podium finish. He took third last year in Seefeld, Austria.

3: Place he helped the team get in last year’s World Championships team relay event in Italy.

45: Place he got in his only Olympic start, the men’s large hill competition in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the third-youngest skier in the field.

80: Number of skiers he passed in the cross-country section of two World Cup events in Russia earlier this month. He finished sixth in both races, his best results of the season.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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