It appears that sibling rivalry does not exist between the Fletcher brothers from Steamboat Springs, CO. American brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher put their brotherly bond in action by pairing together in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint. The Fletcher brothers placed 7th just this Sunday, January 13th in Chaux-Neuve, France. Eric Frenzel and Tino Edelmann from Germany won by 1.4 seconds with Norway in 2nd and the French team in 3rd. Americans Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) placed 13th.
Bryan Fletcher remains fully optimistic and supportive of the event and his teammate, “Today was a fun day. Personally I was a little disappointed with my jumping today, however I was pumped with Taylor’s performance both on the jump hill and in the cross country. I have not felt that great in cross country throughout the weekend however today I was able to hang tough and keep us moving up throughout the second half of the race. I am really proud of Taylor and his performance lately. He is really starting to step it up and he is without a doubt one of the strongest guys on the cross country course day in and day out.
“Personally it’s very fun to race with my brother and I hope to do it more often. This is the second time this season we have been a team together and both times I think we have surprised ourselves with what we are capable of even if we don’t have a perfect day”.
Younger brother Taylor Fletcher has equal respect and admiration towards his brother, “It was a pretty decent day for both of us. I had a pretty solid jump and a pretty good race as well. Bryan had a great race and hung though when the speed was turned up. We moved up about as far as we really could! The top jumpers really showed themselves today which put some time between packs. Racing with Bryan is a lot of fun. We keep improving with each race and hope to get a podium before the end of the year”.
Expect even more awesome events in the future as the bond of the Fletcher brothers get closer as they get closer to victory. Check out the Fletcher brothers in action in Seefeld, Austria next weekend for the World Cup.