Skip to main content

Nordic Combined Locals Finish 6th in Final Olympic Event

02/20/2014 13:08, Published by Grant Johnson, Categories: Today, Community, People, Sports


Getty Images/Lars Baron



ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 20) – Team USA left it all out on the course Thursday, finishing sixth in the team Gundersen large hill 4x5k competition, the final nordic combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The four-man team includes Steamboater and six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick and locals Taylor Fletcher, Bryan Fletcher and Billy Demong. 

"The Olympic rings are something that, as an athlete throughout my career, you see in different ways. Lillehammer was the most amazing experience to that point and I really had a lot of fun. Going into Nagano I was way too serious and I didn’t really take in the Olympic Games for what it was all about. And so through the years and this being my sixth, I came here with the biggest smile. I came here with just taking it in, because I didn’t think I was going to be here," said Lodwick. "Sitting in an ambulance six weeks ago, thinking that these Olympic Games were complete done, I remember going up to each of my teammates’ rooms and saying to please don’t count me out. We’re all champions, and to be on this team and finish my career with this team...I have the most pride ever. Carrying the Olympic flag was almost a medal in itself."

The team jumped into eighth place on the large hill and then gained two spots during the cross country race, where Team Norway locked in the gold. The nordic combined finale is set to air on NBC’s Late Night Olympic coverage Thursday night at 1:00 a.m. EST and can be streamed in its entirety on NBCOlympics.com.



Nordic Combined olympics billy demong todd lodwick taylor fletcher bryan fletcher sochi


You might also like

Thumb_2014may16_1578-xl

Spencer Tamblyn and Taylor Fletcher Honored by USSA

Congratulations to local snowboard coach Spencer Tamblyn and Nordic Combined athlete Taylor Fletcher, who have been honored with awards from the United States Ski and Snowboard Association!
Thumb_localbusiness

Local Business: Power Ice

Instead of wearing ice vests, elite athletes can cool down with PowerIce.
Thumb_screen-shot-2014-02-20-at-1.40.17-pm

Reiter Rides to 24th in Parallel Giant Slalom

Tune in to root for Reiter as he gets another shot at an Olympic medal Saturday Feb. 22 at the parallel slalom.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Holy Eucharist

    02/01/2015
    10:30am — 11:30am

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service.


  • Holy Eucharist

    02/01/2015
    08:00am — 09:00am

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Winter Carnival Dual GS Ski Race and Party

    02/05/2015
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Come race head-to-head and show your GS technique on Howelsen Hill! Location: Howelsen Hill, Down...


  • Snowboarding Jam Session

    02/05/2015
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public. Loc...


  • Air Bag Jam Session

    02/05/2015
    04:00pm — 06:00pm

    Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public. Loc...


  • Cross-Country Obstacle Race

    02/05/2015
    04:30pm — 12:00am

    A fun and entertaining obstacle race on Klumker field for nordic skiers. Spectators welcome. Loca...


  • Soda Pop Slalom

    02/06/2015
    10:00am — 12:00am

    This is a fun race and is open to any skier or snowboarder in the 5th grade or U10 program & belo...


  • Community Tubing Party

    02/06/2015
    04:00pm — 06:00pm

    Come experience Howelsen Hill’s Tubing Hill. FREE fun for the whole family with Winter Carnival b...


  • Nordic Jumping Exhibition

    02/06/2015
    04:00pm — 06:00pm

    SSWSC Nordic Combined athletes jumping the Hill size 20, 30, 45 and 75. Location: Howelsen Hill, ...


  • Dual Slalom Bicycle Race

    02/06/2015
    06:00pm — 08:00pm

    An exciting on-snow, mountain bike event down the face of Howelsen Hill. Event includes practice,...


  • Amateur Ski Jumping

    02/06/2015
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    Ski Jumping (on Alpine equipment) under the lights on the historic ski jumps of Howelsen Hill. Pr...


  • Ski Jumping Jamboree

    02/06/2015
    01:30pm — 03:00pm

    An enjoyable time for children to take to the Bump Jump and 20 meter jump at the Nordic jumping c...


  • Sorel Soiree

    02/06/2015
    07:00pm — 12:00am

    An exciting on-snow, mountain bike event down the face of Howelsen Hill. Event includes practice,...


  • Holy Eucharist

    02/01/2015
    10:30am — 11:30am

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service.


  • Holy Eucharist

    02/01/2015
    08:00am — 09:00am

    All are welcome at this Episcopal communion service


  • Speed and Flight Night Ski Jumping

    02/04/2015
    06:00pm — 08:00pm

    Learn to ski jump (on Alpine or Telemark equipment) under the lights on the historic ski jumps of...


  • Winter Carnival Opening Ceremonies

    02/04/2015
    05:30pm — 12:00am

    A celebration honoring the Winter Carnival Queen, her Court of Attendants, Little Princesses, and...


  • Winter Carnival Dual GS Ski Race and Party

    02/05/2015
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Come race head-to-head and show your GS technique on Howelsen Hill! Location: Howelsen Hill, Down...


  • Snowboarding Jam Session

    02/05/2015
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public. Loc...


  • Air Bag Jam Session

    02/05/2015
    04:00pm — 06:00pm

    Located under the lights of the Howelsen Hill Terrain Park, this event is open to the public. Loc...


  • Cross-Country Obstacle Race

    02/05/2015
    04:30pm — 12:00am

    A fun and entertaining obstacle race on Klumker field for nordic skiers. Spectators welcome. Loca...


Order a hardbound copy of the Summer 2014 Wilderness Issue