December 23, 2009
Johnny Spillane won the Nordic combined event Wednesday during the 2010 U.S. Olympic Trials in Steamboat Springs.
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Johnny Spillane, who won the 2010 U.S. Winter Olympic Team Trials Nordic combined event Wednesday after outracing fellow U.S. Ski Team member Todd Lodwick, seems to be in a good place entering the heart of the competition season.
Lodwick second, Demong third in U.S. Olympic Team Trials competition at Howelsen Hill
By the time Johnny Spillane crossed the finish line of Wednesday’s 10-kilometer cross-country race, the hometown crowd filling the grandstands at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena had reached a fevered pitch. Just moments before, Steamboat’s Spillane and Todd Lodwick were streaking toward the finish line in a sprint, and Bill Demong, who lived and trained here until 2003, was just a few seconds back.