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Johnny Spillane's career in Nordic combined

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Johnny Spillane is carried on the shoulders of Todd Lodwick after Spillane won gold in the Nordic combined sprint at the 2003 FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Lodwick, Spillane and teammate Bill Demong are leading the way for the next generation of Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athletes.

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