November 1, 2008
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Steamboat’s Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick and Bryan Fletcher were named to the A Team along with Billy Demong.
World Championships continue Monday with team event
All five Americans placed in the top 30 Saturday during the opening event of the 2011 Nordic Combined World Championships in Oslo, Norway. Billy Demong clocked the fastest cross-country race, finishing seventh, one spot ahead of defending champion and Steamboat Springs skier Todd Lodwick. Fellow Steamboat skiers Johnny Spillane, Bryan Fletcher and Taylor Fletcher were 19th, 22nd and 26th.
Team starts competition Saturday in Norway
Several U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team members have been preoccupied with family and injuries this year. But as the 2011 World Championships are set to begin Saturday and continue through March 4, don’t tell the Americans they don’t have a chance.
Billy Demong was the top American finisher Saturday in Park City, Utah, during the second weekend of Continental Cup action. Demong returned to the U.S. after two weeks on the World Cup tour. He was fifth Saturday in a photo finish.
Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong's strong cross-country ski propelled him to 32nd overall in a World Cup competition in Kussamo, Finland. Steamboat's Taylor Fletcher and Bryan Fletcher also competed in the World Cup A event.
The secret is out. The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team won’t sneak up on anyone this year. Fresh off banner performances at the 2009 World Championships and 2010 Olympics, the Nordic combined team opens its season Friday in Kuusamo, Finland, as one of the top teams in the world.
There were no podium finishes Sunday for the Americans, but that hardly seemed to matter at the end of a season that included four Olympic medals.
Race wraps up team’s pre-Olympic competitions
By the standards of this season, it may not stand out. But the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team still recorded a strong day Sunday at the World Cup event in Chaux-Neuve, France. Billy Demong finished fourth. Todd Lodwick, fresh off a podium performance Saturday, was 13th, and Johnny Spillane 16th.
Nordic combined athletes stand together on podium in Italy
Watch out, world. The Nordic combined skiers of the U.S. Ski Team continued their scorching hot streak in World Cup competition Sunday. It wasn’t local hero Johnny Spillane this time, but again the Steamboat Springs connections were deep, and again the accomplishment was historic.
Steamboat's Lodwick, Demong Spillane to anchor squad
The U.S. Ski Team announced its 2010 Nordic Combined ski team Thursday. There weren't many surprises. Steamboat's Todd Lodwick, Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane will continue to anchor the U.S. squad.
New York native gives Steamboat a reason to celebrate
It's true that Bill Demong isn't a native of Steamboat Springs, but that hasn't stopped this city from celebrating the Vermontville, N.Y., athlete's performance at the 2009 FIS Nordic World Championships.
Nordic combined athlete on podium again in 3rd-place finish
Bill Demong made it two podiums for the weekend, finishing third Saturday in a Nordic combined World Cup event in Finland.
Nordic athlete tops Gundersen podium 2 days after jumping mishap
U.S. Ski Team member Bill Demong wrapped up the 2009 Nordic FIS World Championships on Saturday by slipping past Germany's Bjoern Kircheisen in a thrilling race to the finish of the individual Gundersen competition.
Bill Demong finished fifth Saturday during a Nordic combined World Cup in Germany, just missing the podium in a four-skier sprint for the number three spot.
Bill Demong came from behind to take third Saturday in a DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup at the Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, B.C.
Demong drops to 3rd overall
Bill Demong finished fourth in a mass start Saturday as the DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup opened a two-event weekend in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Germany's Bjoern Kircheisen took the win, moving into second in the World Cup standings as Demong dropped to third.
The U.S. Ski Team moved up two spots after the jumping round to finish sixth in a four-man World Cup team event Saturday in Schonach, Germany. Germany dominated the event with the Norwegians taking second on final-leg heroics by Magnus Moan. Austria was third.
The U.S. Ski Team's Bill Demong capitalized on perfect jumping conditions Saturday to finish fourth in the season's third Nordic combined World Cup competition in Trondheim, Norway.
Steamboat Springs skiers finished 13th, 14th in Finland
Demong and Spillane excelled on the track. Demong had the fastest ski time, and Spillane was third, but they finished 13th and 14th because of poor jumps. Demong and Spillane tied for 31st after the jumps.