STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (Dec. 16) – A week from now, U.S freestyle and nordic combined athletes will have their opportunity to grab a one-chance ticket to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games when the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) host the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Steamboat Springs, Dec. 23-24. Five spots from moguls, aerials and nordic combined are on the line during two days of competition in Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.
World Champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) is looking forward to the winner-takes-Olympic-spot competition being held in his hometown.
“It’s in my hometown and I know these jumps so well, and the same for the cross country trails. To grab that spot and have it guaranteed, for sure that’s a goal. I’m going to be as prepared as possible for that event,” Lodwick said. “It’s big for Steamboat, it’s big for TV and it’s just going to be an awesome event. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully I will come out victorious.”
Competing alongside Lodwick will be fellow Steamboat resident Johnny Spillane and World Champion and former Steamboat resident Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY). The three, along with the best nordic combined athletes in the U.S. will compete at Steamboat’s historic Howelsen Hill, the home to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
The event is scheduled to air on NBC at 2:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 26