Nordic Combined Team named
December 2, 2014
Three Olympians were named to the 2015 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team that opened its FIS World Cup campaign this weekend in Ruka, Finland.
The team includes Olympic champion Billy Demong along with World Championship medalists Bryan and Taylor Fletcher.
In addition to the World Cup tour, a key focal point will be a series of three Continental Cup events Dec. 12-14 at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow, where a top contingent of U.S. skiers will be on hand to secure World Cup quota positions.
"We’re looking forward to starting the season," coach Dave Jarrett said. "We have had great preparation heading into the opener. I believe the Utah Olympic Park was the second hill in the world open. And we were able to get some skiing on natural snow at White Pine in Park City and at least one early morning interval session at Park City Mountain Resort."
Demong will ski a selective schedule of events leading up to the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden, in late February. The World Championship Team will be named in January.
2015 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team
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