The U.S. Ski Team’s Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA. The Olympic silver medalist and World Champion in nordic combined will lead the American team into the stadium Friday at his record sixth Winter Olympics. No other American has competed in six Winter Games, the most for any athlete worldwide.
“Being nominated to carry the flag at the Opening Ceremony is one of the greatest honors that has ever been bestowed upon me. I couldn¹t be more humbled and excited to be selected among all of the great athletes who were vying for this representation. Going into my sixth Olympic Games, it feels like I have already won a medal, and to cap off my career by representing the United States of America and Team USA is truly a privilege.” – Todd Lodwick (USA)
Go TEAM USA!
Todd having a celebration ‘raise the roof’ moment at the Olympic Team Trials at Park City. Photo Sarah Brunson / U.S. Ski Team
Lodwick qualified for the team after winning the Olympic Trials at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. The Olympic silver medalist is the second Nordic combined skier to serve as flag bearer for Team USA.
Bill Marolt, President and CEO, US Ski and Snowboard Association, commented, “The greatest part of this honor for Todd Lodwick is that it came from his fellow Olympians. He has earned that respect as a six time Olympian, World Champion and an Olympic silver medalist. His perseverance and passion for his sport has helped create a strong nordic combined legacy in America.”
Todd Lodwick after winning the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. Photo: U.S. SKi Team | Tom Kelly