January 27, 2013
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The Americans once again made up considerable differences in their overall scores at the World Cup's second Nordic combined competition Saturday. Steamboat's Bryan Fletcher paced all Americans with a 16th-place finish.
The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team kicked off its march to the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday with the U.S. Nordic Combined National Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong emerged as the national champion.
Scorching performances on the ski course have defined the season for U.S. Nordic combined team members Taylor Fletcher and Billy Demong, but a weak jumping round kept the pair at bay Saturday, limiting them to a sixth-place finish in the final World Championships event.
Billy Demong led the way for the U.S. Nordic combined team Thursday in the large hill competition at the World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy, skiing to a 15th-place finish.
Meet U.S. Nordic combined A Team members Billy Demong, Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher, Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane.