Bryan Fletcher

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BRYAN FLETCHER
U.S. Olympic Nordic Skier

D.O.B.:
6.27.86
Hometown:
Steamboat Springs, CO
Home Mountain:
Steamboat Resort
Years Riding:
25
Sponsors:
Steamboat Resort
USANA
Space Station of Steamboat Springs
Honey Stinger
Sport 2000
Madshus
Rudy Project
Bioenergy Ribose
Lastly, my biggest sponsor is my wife… haha.
Set Up:
Madshus for XC and Sport 2000 for Jumping
Injuries:
Nothing notable compared to a free skier

– Career Highlights –
2012 “King’s Cup” Winner at Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway
2013 Bronze Medal at World Championships in Val di Fiemme Team 4x5km Relay
2x National Champion
24 individual Top Ten finishes on the World Cup Circuit
2 World Cup Podium Finishes
5th Place World Championships Large Hill Individual
2014 Olympian

– Social Media –
Twitter: @SkiFletch
Instagram: @SkiFletch
Facebook: facebook.com/skifletch

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Last Super Stoke:
My last supper stoke was placing 5th in Falun. I was so close to the medal but it came down to a good fight and just being in that fight with some of the wolrd’s best was an awesome experience.
Last Bummer Wave:
The end of the season last year, I wanted to finish the season strong but ended up with a small back injury and had to sit out the last weekend of competition in the season. It always sucks sitting on the sidelines.
Most memorable day of skiing:
Without a doubt was the day I won the “Kings Cup.” Everything that day was perfect and the memory just lasts and lasts for me. Outside of competition, any day out on the resorts with my friends, or in the backcountry is a memorable day.
Most embarrassing moment:
No time to be embarrassed – embrace your inner idiot. . .
Best Travel Destination:
Anywhere with snow!
Worst Travel Experience:
It once took me 60 hours to get home from Australia. That was a pretty rough trip.
Biggest Lesson Learned:
Big trees grow slowly.
Something most people don’t know about me:
I am a cancer survivor and I co-founded a charity called ccThrive aimed at helping kids thrive after cancer.
“For me, skiing is…
life, my entire life has revolved around skiing. It will be a crazy day when I am no longer a competitive skier.
— THIS YEAR —
Favorite Trip:
I am really looking forward to the opportunity to check out PyeongChang, South Koreal prior to the Olympics.
Biggest Challenge:
Finding a high level in jumping will be a challenge this year, not to mention being on the road while leaving my wife and newborn at home.
Best Decision:
Starting to ski at a young age. (Thanks parents!)
Worst Decision:
Not getting pizza for lunch today.
What is WEND to you?
WEND is a company that provides a quality product that allows me to train and race at the highest level. As everyone knows, being able to train more effectively and efficiently allows one to reach a higher level in competition. WEND provides that quality to me by producing waxes that are fast, affordable and innovative.

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Bryan Fletcher has one of the more inspiring stories in skiing – a childhood cancer survivor. Since breaking onto the international nordic combined scene with a victory in the King’s Cup at Holmenkollen in 2012, Bryan Fletcher has established himself as one of the best combined skiers in the world.
Diagonsed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age three, Fletcher underwent intensive chemotherapy, surviving a stroke before going into remission. The dust had barely settled before Fletcher went on a competitive tear, eventually vaulting into one of the world’s elite nordic combined skier athletes.
After his first World Cup win in 2012, the 2013 season proved to be a good one for Fletcher, who helped capture the USA’s first full-team nordic combined World Ski Championships medal in Val di Fiemme, Italy.
Fletcher hit the 2015 season determined to continue his improvement and challenged for the lead at the World Championships in Falun, before finishing fifth. Despite narrowly missing out on the medal, he improved to a personal best seven top-10 finishes culminating witha 15th place in the FIS Overall World Cup Standings. With his continued improvement, look for Fletcher to be a contener in the years to come!