Falun 2015: USA team selections

06 February 2015 17:32
Adam Loomis in action in Chaux-Neuve
Adam Loomis in action in Chaux-Neuve -
Sandra Volk

Steamboat Springs skiers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher headline a team of five Nordic Combined athletes named to compete in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun, Sweden. Olympic champion Billy Demong was named to his seventh World Championship Team.

The Fletcher brothers have emerged as the team’s strongest athletes. “Both Bryan and Taylor have shown that with a good jump, they are among the fastest guys in Nordic Combined and can compete for the podium,” said Nordic Combined Head Coach Dave Jarrett.

In addition to the veterans, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) named two first-time team members, Ben Berend and Adam Loomis.

„Adam Loomis has had a breakthrough season by scoring his first World Cup points but backing that result up with other top 30’s. Ben Berend is our young guy who we named because he is already pretty good on the jumping hill and will continue to improve the cross country side,“ Jarrett continued.