Ben Loomis wound up his World Nordic Ski championship experience as one of the leaders on the United States team that placed 10th in Saturday’s Nordic Combined Normal Hill-4x5 relay in Seefeld, Austria.
The Flying Eagle, who led Americans in Thursday’s individual event, had a jump of 92 1/2 meters or 304 feet and a cross country run of 13-minutes, 39-seconds to rank second of the four Americans who also included Taylor Fletcher, Grant Andrews and Jared Shumate, all of Steamboat Springs, Colo.
The event was won by Norway followed by Germany and Austria.
The United States took 10th in mixed team ski jumping led by Kevin Bickner with a jump of 96 1/2 meters while Casey Larson had a jump of 95 1/2 meters. Flying Eagle Andrew Urlaub did not ski.
The individual leader was Poland’s Dawid Kubacki, who coming off a victory in the normal hill championships Friday. Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi had the long jump of 113 meters.
Young Flying Eagle Landon Lee, who placed fourth in Thursday’s Junior Nationals at Park City, Ut., finished fifth in the U.S. Cup standings with 178 points, 22 behind winner Zach Selzman, Steamboat.
Lee won at Westby and also had a second, third, fourth and fifth that included a second in the series stop at Silver Mine Hill in January.
Andrew Urlaub, the defending champion who skied in only three of the 11 events, also placed in the top 20 along with Carter Lee, Logan Gundry and Stewart Gundry.