Nordic Combined: American Billy Demong wins in Ramsau


The U.S. Ski Team’s Billy Demong won his fourth World Cup nordic combined event in Ramsau, Austria today after lading one of the best jumps of his career.
Germany’s Bjoern Kircheisen took second, and Jan Schmid of Norway finished third. The win pushes Demong into third in the World Cup rankings.
The U.S. Ski Team’s Billy Demong won his fourth World Cup nordic combined event in Ramsau, Austria today after lading one of the best jumps of his career.

“On the jump hill it was tough conditions. It was a little bit windy and snowy. I think it was a decent competition, but in those kind of conditions you just have to have confidence and go for it,” Demong told usskiteam.com. “On the cross country course it was dumping and it was windy but I was able to just go out and ski my own race and hang on to the victory.”

Germany’s Bjoern Kircheisen took second, and Jan Schmid of Norway finished third. The win pushes Demong into third in the World Cup rankings.

“Bill did a great job jumping to second today, and we’ve said all along that if he can do that he can not only get on the podium but win,” U.S. Nordic Combined Head Coach Dave Jarrett says. The win is one step towards Jarrett and Demong’s goal of medaling at the World Championships in Liberec (CZE) this February. 

For now Demong is focusing on tomorrow when he will compete again in Ramsau.

“It was a way better day on the jump hill but cross country was tough so I’ll try to have a better race day tomorrow,” Demong says. “Tomorrow is another day and I hope to take another step from here.”

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