Steamboat Springs’ Fletcher lands Olympic spot
Lodwick, Demong, Spillane, Camerota round out Nordic combined team
January 21, 2010
Steamboat Springs — Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the original version to clarify that Todd Lodwick is one of three Americans to be named to five Winter Olympic teams.
As expected, Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane and Billy Demong will head up the 2010 U.S. Nordic Combined Team headed to the Olympics.
But the U.S. Ski Team announced today that Steamboat Springs’ own Taylor Fletcher and Park City, Utah, athlete Brett Camerota will round out the team that heads to Vancouver, British Columbia, in February.
Bill Marolt, United States Ski and Snowboard Association president and CEO, together with the U.S. Olympic Committee and Team partner Visa, announced the roster of athletes to compete in the Nordic combined events at the Whistler Olympic Park north of Vancouver.
With the announcement, Lodwick, who came out of retirement to compete in the 2008-09 season, became only one of three Americans to be named to five Winter Olympic Teams. He matches bobsledder Brian Shimer and luger Mark Grimmette, who has qualified for this year’s team. The 33-year-old was on the 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 teams, along with this year’s.
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“This is a group of proven champions that has come together after many years of working together as a team,” U.S. Nordic Director John Farra said in a news release.