Bryan Fletcher scored a career best World Cup result Sunday, finishing fourth in an individual Gundersen in Liberec. At the midway mark, Fletcher stood in sixth with a 40 second deficit, and managed to ski strong to land one off the podium. Teammate Billy Demong broke the top 10, finishing eighth, after jumping to 24th in variable weather conditions. Akito Watabe of Japan was on top today as the tour now moves to Lahti, Finland.
Fletcher’s finish is the fourth top-10 World Cup result of his career.
The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup now moves to Lahti, Finland for a team sprint and an individual Gundersen March 2-3.
“Bryan is getting closer and closer to the podium. It will come. He did a good job today but wasn’t quite as strong as Jason [Lamy-Chappuis] and Mario [Stecher]. Billy and Taylor also did a good job and we are psyched. Jumping conditions were a little up and down but they stayed focused and performed. We are on the right track”, said Dave Jarrett, Nordic Combined Head Coach