Brotherly love: Spotlight on Taylor Fletcher
January 19, 2014
Steamboat Springs — 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.