Loomis places 34th in Estonia

Ben Loomis is getting closer to scoring World Cup points after finishing 34th Sunday in Nordic Combined ski competition at Otepaeae, Estonia.

In the individual 10-k event, the 20-year old Flying Eagle ranked 36th in jumping and 27th in the cross country run to wind up 2-minutes, 31-seconds behind winner Jarl Magnus Riiber of Norway. The top 30 score points.

The best American was Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, Colo., who had the day’s fastest cross country race and ranked 19th. Jasper Good and Jared Shumate finished in the 40s. Loomis opened his weekend by placing 38th on Saturday.

From staff reports