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Kiszla: Tim Fletcher is dying of ALS. But he’s at Winter Olympics, cheering sons and dancing.

PYEONGCHANG — As snow swirled in the stadium lights, Taylor Fletcher’s tears hit his skin, causing puffs of steam to drift toward heaven, offering a physical manifestation of love for a father who cannot speak or eat or pull on his own boots, but bravely dances in the face of death. “He’s the reason I’m here,” Fletcher said Thursday, after racing 5 kilometers on cross country skis...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Skier, scholar, dad: All in a day's work for Bryan Fletcher

USA skier Bryan Fletcher is a triple threat, studying for his undergrad degree and serving as a father while also working to leave PyeongChang with some hardware from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago

U.S. Nordic combined team could see noticeable improvements as Games continue

The four Nordic combined male athletes from Steamboat had a difficult showing in the first of three events, the individual normal hill/10-kilometer race. Of 48 competitors, Bryan Fletcher was the highest-ranked American, finishing 17th in the first competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, while his brother Taylor, Ben Loomis and Jasper Good each struggled, finishing...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago

“Not awesome” day for Steamboat Springs-heavy U.S. Nordic combined team in Olympic individual normal hill

DAEGWALLYEONG, South Korea — The Olympic individual normal hill competition on Wednesday was not the best day for the U.S. Nordic combined team. Veteran Olympian Bryan Fletcher of Steamboat Springs finished 18th with a strong jump and an uncharacteristically slow ski. His brother Taylor Fletcher, one of the fastest skiers in the sport of Nordic combined, finished 35th with a disappointing...
Via The Denver Post
11 days ago

Bryan Fletcher leads U.S. competitors in normal hill

Team USA's Bryan Fletcher leads the U.S. in the Nordic combined normal hill/10km competition.
Via CSN Chicago
11 days ago

Bryan Fletcher jumps out to solid start in Nordic combined training

After a strong showing in the 2010 games in Vancouver (a gold and three silver medals) the U.S. Nordic combined team is looking for a bounce-back performance in PyeongChang after leaving the 2014 Sochi Games empty handed. Bryan Fletcher, the senior member of the U.S. team, improved those odds greatly with his a strong training jump on Monday. Conditions have been extremely windy...
Via Mile High Sports
13 days ago

Fletcher brothers driven by more than just sibling rivalry

Big trees grow slowly. Those four simple words have become a personal mantra of sorts for U.S. Nordic combined athlete Bryan Fletcher. On the slopes, of course, as Fletchers love of skiing has sprouted from a four-year-olds obsession to a celebrated Olympic career. But off the slopes, the creed has a much deeper-rooted meaning for the 31 year old. Fletcher was diagnosed with leukemia...
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

Steamboat’s Bryan Fletcher beats long odds to earn his second Olympic bid

This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. On his first day of kindergarten in Steamboat Springs, young Bryan Fletcher arrived at school with his bald head painted green. His wardrobe was a green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume. Bryan was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer – specifically, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Roughly...
Via Mile High Sports
19 days ago

Bryan Fletcher, Winter Olympics 2018 nordic combined — Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs Specialty: Nordic combined Age: 31 The older of the two brothers on the team and alumnus of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Bryan seemed bound for the 2010 Olympic team when he injured an ankle shortly before the Vancouver Games. He made the 2014 team in Sochi and was part of the four-man squad that finished sixth in the team event. He...
Via The Denver Post
19 days ago

Taylor Fletcher joins Bryan on 2018 U.S. Olympic Team in Nordic combined

Taylor Fletcher will compete at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in Nordic combined alongside his brother, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced on Thursday. Bryan Fletcher was already named to the team by virtue of his win at Olympic Trials in December. This wont be the Olympic debut for either Fletcher brother. Bryan, a cancer survivor, made his first team in 2014. Taylor, the younger...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
January 26, 2018

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