Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Selections based on international results
PARK CITY, Utah -- Three-time Olympian Todd Lodwick and Bill
Demong, each winners of a World Cup event this season, lead the
seven Americans who will compete in Nordic Combined at next month's
Salt Lake Games.
The U.S. ski team made the announcement Tuesday.
Lodwick, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., won the fifth World Cup of
his career in December, while Demong won an event Sunday in the
Also named to the Olympic team were two other skiers from
Steamboat Springs, Johnny Spillane and Kristoffer Erichsen, as well
as Matt Dayton of Breckenridge, Colo., Jed Hinkley of Andover,
N.H., and Carl Van Loan of Webster, N.H.
Selection was based on international results.
"This is, without question, our strongest Nordic Combined
Olympic team," said coach Tom Steitz. "Two guys have won, another
one (Dayton) has been top five in a World Cup. ... It's not a
stretch to be thinking about a medal."