Todd Lodwick’s comeback complete, wins 20th U.S. title at Lake Placid

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on October 10, 2009 7:08 pm

Steamboat Springs’ Todd Lodwick slapped down a 20-spot on the U.S. Nordic Combined Skiing Championships today at Lake Placid.  The World Champion Lodick bills his 20th U.S. title. 

“This ranks up there with one of the more memorable national titles. I think I’m almost twice the age I was when I won my first title. It’s nice to be in shape, it’s nice to know that I can still compete at a top level,” Lodwick said. “With the competition and with the juniors and the Team itself, this is not the easiest National Championships to win.”

After two years of retirement, it certainly was win that was more than just a number for Lodick.

“I’ve had some setbacks this year, but battled through them and tried to keep my motivation high,” Lodwick said. “Today was one of the hardest days of jumping that you could possibly see, but I am happy to have done it.”

Brett Camerota (Park City, Utah) finished second and Byran Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, Colorado) rounded out the podium in third.

Lake Placid’s favorite son and World Champion Billy Demong did not compete after a roller ski injury a week prior to the comp.

Lake Placid, NY – Oct. 10, 2009

1. Todd Lodwick, Steamboat Springs, CO
2. Brett Camerota, Park City, UT
3. Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO
4. Sturla Sandoy, Norway
5. Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO
6. Alex Glueck, Steamboat Springs, CO
7. Nick Hendrickson, Park City, UT
8. Alex Miller, Steamboat Springs, CO
9. Carl Van Loan, Webster, NH
10. Willy Graves, Putney, VT

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