First-ever international Nordic Combined events for ladies in USA

09 September 2018 13:13
The podium on the second day in Steamboat Springs
The podium on the second day in Steamboat Springs -
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Western U.S. will be abuzz with International Nordic Combined athletes, men and ladies, this winter. With both events now confirmed, Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Park City, Utah are proud to play co-hosts to the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup for ladies and men.  

The Continental Cup Nordic Combined events will be the first international competitions for ladies in North America. December 14thto 20th, 2018 will find the international field in Steamboat Springs with Park City receiving them right after, from December 18thto 20th

Standing on podiums is a regular occurence for USA Nordic athlete Tara Geraghy-Moats, who will represent the home team in the first Ladies’ Continental Cups in North America. Her teammate, Ben Loomis was the first American in over 15 years to medal in an individual World Junior Championships event last season in Kandersteg (SUI).

Volunteerism runs strong in these two towns and in concert with experienced venue staff these adjoined sports communities are thrilled to extend an invitation around the world to compete in the FIS Continental Cup.

Speaking about the world class event, Billy Demong, USA Nordic Executive Director and Nordic Combined Olympic Champion said, “We are ecstatic to be hosting the first FIS events for Ladies’ Nordic Combined in North America. It’s great to bring the world here for these events, which play a critical role in developing our Junior National and National Team, and also let our young, developing skiers in the clubs get a taste of what it takes to be among the best in the world.” 

Courtesy of USA Nordic