November 1, 2008
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Bryan Fletcher placed eighth, his second top-10 finish of the weekend skiing Sunday in Klingenthal, Germany. Billy Demong wasn’t far back, finishing 12th.
Bryan Fletcher soared to sixth place Saturday in a Nordic combined World Cup event in Klingenthal, Germany.
The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team got its best finish of the year Saturday at a World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria.
A strong cross-country ski race couldn’t lift Steamboat Springs brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher from their ninth-place jump qualifying position Sunday in Finland.
Bryan Fletcher finished 14th on Saturday in a Nordic combined World Cup event in Finland.
Bryan Fletcher provided the only highlight for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team on Sunday, finishing 22nd in a penalty race in Lillehammer, Norway.
The U.S. Nordic combined team begins the World Cup circuit Saturday in Norway.
The bromance between the U.S. and Norwegian Nordic combined teams is being renewed in Utah, this week as the Norwegians have arrived for their second training camp of the year with their counterparts on the U.S. Ski Team.
Nordic combined athlete doubles down commitment to find greatest success
Being a world-class athlete takes dedication, focus and commitment. That’s not news to U.S. Nordic combined team skier and Steamboat resident Bryan Fletcher. After a big victory in Norway last winter, Fletcher is looking ahead to bigger goals.
It only took me a few minutes on the phone with Nordic combined ski jumper Bryan Fletcher to realize that he is driven by a feeling few of us will ever understand.
Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher notched yet another top 10 finish in a Nordic combined World Cup event, finishing seventh in an event in Lahti, Finland.
Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher has never had a day quite like Sunday. Competing in a World Cup event in Liberec, Czech Republic, Fletcher skied to fourth place to lead a strong showing by United States skiers.
Steamboat Springs’ Bryan Fletcher led the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team on Saturday in Klingenthal, Germany, posting a 15th place finish.
The two-man team of Billy Demong and Bryan Fletcher combined Saturday to finish sixth in a team event at World Cup in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
Athletes competed in a new penalty race format. The U.S. finished with three skiers in the top 25.
It was a strong weekend for Steamboat Springs’ highest flying siblings. Taylor and Bryan Fletcher soared to strong finishes in a pair of Nordic combined World Cup events in Lillehammer, Norway.
Steamboat Springs’ Bryan Fletcher continued where he left off last season, opening the 2011-12 Nordic combined season with an 18th-place finish in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup event in Kuusamo, Finland, on Friday.
The FIS event was held in Kuusamo, Finland. Fellow American Billy Demong finished 20th, while Taylor Fletcher was 33rd.
After a busy summer away from the snow, the Big Three — Billy Demong, Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick — return to the World Cup circuit this year intent on proving they still are three of the biggest and best skiers in the world.
Steamboat’s Johnny Spillane, Todd Lodwick and Bryan Fletcher were named to the A Team along with Billy Demong.
No medals for the Steamboat-led squad at Worlds
The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team couldn’t overcome a 1 minute, 4 second deficit after the jumping portion of Friday’s final World Championships event in Norway, finishing sixth as a team and ending the weeklong competition without any team or individual medals.
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.
The Steamboat Springs skier was ninth after the jumping round but was hampered by a broken pole basket in the cross-country portion of a World Cup event in Schonach.
8th-place finish in World Cup is strongest yet for local Nordic athlete
Steamboat Springs’ Bryan Fletcher took eighth place in today’s FIS Nordic Combined World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria, using a strong jump to earn the highest finish of his career.
Skier notches 18th in Nordic Combined World Cup event
Steamboat Springs’ Bryan Fletcher skied to a career-best 18th place Saturday in the second Nordic Combined World Cup event in Kuusamo, Finland. The race was run in sub-zero temperatures, presenting significant challenges for the athletes. “It was brutally cold here today,” U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team head coach Dave Jarrett said.
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.
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.