November 19, 2011
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Todd Lodwick was the top American on Saturday in the opening World Cup of the season.
The U.S. Nordic combined team begins the World Cup circuit Saturday in Norway.
The Rocky Mountain Division named its All-Star Team and the U.S. Ski Team officially named its Nordic combined team.
After landing eighth in the jump, Todd Lodwick made up a deficit of 1 minute and 7 seconds while skiing the fastest cross-country race.
Todd Lodwick won his first U.S. National Championship in 1994. On Saturday, he will try to win No. 20.
Todd Lodwick won one weekend Grand Prix Nordic combined event and finished second in the other as the U.S. squad visited the 2014 Olympics venue in Sochi, Russia.
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.