World Championship Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Teams Named for Lahti

USA Nordic Announces Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Squads for World Championships in Lahti, Finland

For Immediate release

Park City, UT (February 8, 2017) – After a very successful start to the 2016/17 racing season, the entire coaching staff was faced with some difficult decisions, as several athletes have taken their game to the next level in both Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined. “We have a few veterans with World Championship medals already on their walls in Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, so these selections were quite easy,” noted Dave Jarrett, Head Coach for USA Nordic Combined, “where the discussion became complicated with was the rest of our picks. We have a lot of very talented up and coming athletes, and it was very close in some cases. Ultimately, I am confident that our selection criteria were fair, and I believe we are sending a great team to Lahti.”

The Nordic Combined squad will be as follows:

Bryan Fletcher

Taylor Fletcher

Benjamin Berend

Adam Loomis

Ben Loomis

Clint Jones, Head Coach for USA Ski Jumping offered a similar perspective. “I am very excited about this team. We had a great summer, and even though we’re only part way into the winter, we’ve already had almost every single one of our athletes jump to personal bests, so we are very optimistic for Lahti.”

The Ski Jumping squad will be as follows:

Kevin Bickner

Will Rhoads

Mike Glasder

Casey Larson

The FIS Nordic World Championships will be held in Lahti, Finland from February 24 – March 5.

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USA Nordic is the leadership organization for USA Nordic Combined and USA Ski Jumping and is based in Park City, Utah.

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