Ben Loomis jumped to second and held his own in the 5 k ski race on the first day of nordic combined at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games. In the classic sprint, Hannah Halvorsen placed sixth and Hunter Wonders was 15th.
The 2016 Youth Olympic Games kicked off in Lillehammer, Norway, this past weekend with a brand-new XC-ski cross sprint event on Saturday, followed by biathlon races on Sunday and Monday. American Chloe Levins placed fourth in Monday's pursuit. "The pursuit in Lillehammer was a dream," she said.