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3 world champs headline US Nordic combined team

AP Sports Writer

Todd Lodwick is the second American ever named to five Winter Olympic teams, headlining a powerful U.S. Nordic combined team that includes fellow World Champions Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane.

Lodwick, 33, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., matched bobsledder Brian Shimer for most Olympic Games appearances by an American winter sports athlete when the five-member team was announced Thursday.

Most intriguing of all are the other members of the team: Brett Camerota, of Park City, Utah, and Taylor Fletcher, of Steamboat Springs.

Head coach Dave Jarrett said Camerota and Fletcher, the only member of the team making his Olympic debut, will face off for the right to compete as the fourth American in the two individual competitions and the one four-man team event.

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