Camerota joins U.S. nordic combined Olympic team
WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK, BC (Feb. 22) – Brett Camerota will join normal hill Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane and 2009 World Champions Todd Lodwick and Billy Demong when the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined team vies for its first-ever medal in the 4x5K relay Tuesday.
Spillane's silver was the first medal for the U.S. in nordic combined since the first Olympic event in 1924, and they'll try to double that total when the competition round starts at 10:30 a.m. PT. The final will begin at 2 p.m.
Camerota was with the team in Torino and has a high finish of 18th with five consecutive top-40 finishes in the World Cup. He makes the lineup after recording the 10th-best jump in the normal hill.
Nineteen-year-old teammate Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs) got a taste of the action in his first Olympics when he completed the four-man U.S. Ski Jump Team on Monday, helping them to 11th and a friendly rivalry win over the Canadian Team.
The large hill individual competition ends the nordic combined schedule Thursday.