LILLEHAMMER, Norway â€” U.S. nordic combined athlete Todd Lodwick took another step in his comeback, winning a hill climb in front of a huge crowd on Saturday in Norway. Lodwick, who retired from the U.S. nordic combined team following the 2005-06 season, is training again in the hopes of making another Olympic team in 2010.
“It was a really exciting competition with the street in Lillehammer jammed with people watching the race,” U.S. Nordic Combined Head Coach Dave Jarrett said.
The hill climb, which is the most recent stop in a series of summer competitions that the U.S nordic combined team is participating in, consisted of 31 heats of two skiers each skiing up a 200-meter course. The heats were then cut to 16, 8, four and the final.
Fellow Americans Billy Demong and Alex Glueck also competed and were eliminated in the head-to-head round of 16.
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