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US Nordic combined teams heavy on Steamboat skiers

Steamboat’s Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick and Bryan Fletcher were named to the A Team along with Billy Demong.

5 American Nordic skiers in top 30 at Worlds

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.

Steamboat's Nordic skiers head to World Championships

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.

Demong finishes 5th at Continental Cup in Utah

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.

Tough start to season for US Nordic Combined team

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.

U.S. Nordic squad readies for new season

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.

U.S. Nordic Combined team wraps up historic season in Norway

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.

Demong takes 4th at event in France

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.

Demong, Lodwick 1-2 in World Cup event

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.

US Nordic ski team announced

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.

Residents embrace Demong

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.

Bill Demong continues hot streak

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.

Demong races to gold

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.

Demong places 5th at event in Germany

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.

Demong takes 3rd in Nordic Combined World Cup

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.

Mass start flips ranks

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.

US Ski Team 6th in Nordic events

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.

Demong takes 4th in Norway

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.

Spillane, Demong ski well in World Cup event

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.

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