Eau Claire’s Ben Loomis wins Silver in Lillehammer


Eau Claire’s Ben Loomis has already won 4 junior titles in his ski jumping career. But today he had a chance to add an Olympic medal to his already stellar resume, as he competed in the Nordic combine, at the youth Olympics in Norway.

Loomis: “I was super happy with my result. I never dreamed of the podium a couple months ago, but with my performances this winter and I knew in the last couple days I had a really good shot at this. It was pretty amazing standing on that podium. It was very emotional and by far my greatest accomplishment and a defining moment in my career so far.”

On the ice, Eau Claire’s Ty Emberson and the USA team fell to Canada earlier today 4-2. The United States is now 2-1 in preliminary play. Next game is Thursday against Russia.

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