Byran Fletcher and Ben Loomis honoured at USSA Awards

18 May 2016 11:30
Ben Loomis in Trondheim
Ben Loomis in Trondheim -
Sandra Volk

U.S. Nordic Combined team’s Bryan Fletcher and Ben Loomis have been honoured at the annual USSA Awards which recognize accomplished athletes, coaches and leaders at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during USSA Congress. The awards include USSA gold awards, silver awards and athlete, coach and club of the year awards in each sport.

Fletcher took home the „Team Athletes Giving Back Award“ for his work with his foundation ccThrive. After beating cancer as a child, Nordic Combined Olympian Bryan Fletcher cofounded the charity ccThrive, which helps children thrive after childhood cancer. Fletcher solely raised $13,500 to create and form the organization. Since the charity’s inception, Fletcher has been instrumental in putting together one of the top advisory boards in relation to the psychological and sociological aspects associated with cancer. He has also hosted several fundraising events, most notably a tubing event at Solider Hollow in Midway, UT just one week after returning from the 2016 competition season. To learn more about ccThrive, visit http://www.ccthrive.org/.

Ben Loomis was recognised as Nordic Combined Athlete of the Year for emerging as one of the best junior Nordic Combined athletes in the world. During the 2015/16 season, he posted a fourth place finish at the Continental Cup in Park City, UT before going on to win a silver medal at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. He also won the Youth Cup in Trondheim, Norway.