LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Sept. 5) – U.S. Nordic Combined Team athlete Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) carried on the tradition of winning he started last year right into the 2010 Olympic season as he won his 2nd consecutive Lillehammer SuperSprint title in downtown Lillehammer on Saturday.
Lodwick led the U.S. team in qualifications, finishing second, followed by Nick Hendrickson (Park City, UT) in sixth, Billy Demong 14th, and Bryan Fletcher 16th. The race was in a head to head format with only Lodwick and Hendrickson making it past the round of eight. Hendrickson was matched against nordic powerhouse Magnus Moan but was able to beat him in photo finish to advance to the quarter finals.
And, finally, after four head to head sprints, number two seeded Lodwick out-sprinted number one seed Jonas Nermoen for the victory in front of about 1500 Norwegian fans. The excitement continues Sunday when the men compete again in Norway.
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