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An American team entering a winter as a favorite in a nordic sport is kind of like the Detroit Lions somehow starting an NFL season with good odds to win the Super Bowl. But here’s the U.S. Nordic Combined Team, its members entering the 2011 season with targets on their backs. After winning four medals at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, the squad’s “Big Three” are back, and will headline the American presence at...

OBERWIESENTHAL, Germany – The first of the two final nordic combined Grand Prix competitions of the summer was completed on Friday in Oberwiesenthal. Norway’s Magnus-H. Moan took home the win, while Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) crossed the line with a career best finish in 14th and first for the U.S. Moan captured the third of four Grand Prixs this summer, finishing with a time of 28:30.00. Germany’s Johannes Rydzek found himself nine seconds...

OBERTSDORF, Germany (Aug. 8) – A pair of brothers represented the U.S. Nordic Combined Team on Sunday in the final Grand Prix staged in Obertsdorf. Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) slid inside the top-10 for the first time, finishing first for the U.S., while Germany’s Johannes Rydzek won the competition. The nordic combined competition was tight, with the top nine men separated by 20 seconds as they pushed across the finish line in the cross...

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 1) – The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Nordic Combined Championships concluded Sunday evening at Soldier Hollow with Park City’s own Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) coming across the finish line first, marking his first U.S. Championship title. After the jumping portion, held at the Utah Olympic Park, Brett Camerota was seeded 1:14 ahead of 2011 runner-up Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO). Lodwick went into the cross country portion starting third behind brothers...

PARK CITY, UT – The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping Championships wrapped up Sunday morning with the large hill competition. Both Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) won their second U.S. Championships title of the weekend. This marks Van’s 15th U.S. Championship title and Frenette’s second. The men’s competition was eventful, with Frenette crashing on the landing of his first jump of 139 meters. Frenette combined a second jump of...

PARK CITY, UT – The 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships were underway Friday morning with athletes jumping on the K90. Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) and Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) were crowned 2011 Noraml Hill U.S. Champions. The men’s competition was tight with Olympic silver medalist Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) and two-time Olympian Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) landing solid jumps forcing Frenette, who jumped last, to fly high....

PARK CITY, UT – With the 2011 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships just days away, the U.S. Olympic and World Championship medalists are in town training on the Olympic venues, the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. The event will be held July 30-August 1, marking the third year the traditionally wintertime event has held its championships in summertime. “The summer’s warmer and it’s more comfortable to jump,” said Eric Camerota (Park...

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With their dominating performances at the 2010 Olympics, Billy Demong, Johnny Spillane, and Todd Lodwick have welded their names to the sport of nordic combined like Bill Koch did to cross-country skiing. But if Head Coach Dave Jarrett has his way over the next few years, they won’t be the only ones people remember. After taking three silvers and a gold from the Games, the team’s main focus for 2011 is winning more medals—they want...

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Performance of the Year This year we expanded the Performance of the Year Award to include three different categories – cross-country, biathlon, and nordic combined. XC Performance of the Year (men): This season featured a number of outstanding performances, and for the first time we breaking out the award into three categories – cross-country, nordic combined, and biathlon.  The challenge, like in many of the other awards, is how to weigh Olympic results. The Olympics...

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Nordic Combined Skier of the Year In a year in which the US Nordic Combined Team won five Olympic medals, including gold, and when racing a full squad on the World Cup, was a realistic threat to sweep the podium, how do you pick one athlete. Billy Demong won gold and silver at the Olympics, becoming the first US Nordic athlete to bring home a Championship gold. Johnny Spillane left the Games with three silver...

USSA has released nominations for the 2011 US Nordic Combined Team.  Led by Olympic medalists Billy Demong, Johnny Spillane, and Todd Lodwick, the team would consist of nine members. Athletes must accept the responsibilities of a USST athlete.  The final team will be named later this spring. Demong became the first US skier to win a gold medal in any of the nordic sports this year in Vancouver.  Spillane won three silver medals, and Lodwick...

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – With a total of seven Olympic medals in tow, the U.S. Ski Team’s nordic combined superstars Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Brett Camerota (Park City, UT) have shipped off to the middle east to visit the troops as part of the 2010 Heavy Medal Tour. The Olympic heroes received a sendoff of gold-medal proportion on Friday as the town of Steamboat...