Friday, March 6, 2009

Mossy Oak Pro Staffer Lodwick Claims Two Gold Medals

LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC - Todd Lodwick, a Mossy Oak Pro Staff member,took home two gold medals at the Nordic world championships February 21 and 22 in Liberec, Czech Republic. His victories capped an outstanding week of competition by U.S. winter athletes.

The 32-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo., claimed his first medal at a major international event in Friday's mass start. Lodwick competed in four Olympics and six world championships before retiring after the 2006 Torino Games. Until this season, his best individual result at worlds was 13th in 2005.

He added his second gold in Sunday's individual Gundersen event, a jump on the 100-meter hill followed by a 10K cross country race. U.S. teammate Bill Demong took bronze - the first time two Americans have shared the podium at worlds.

It has been a special season for Lodwick, who returned to training last summer after taking nearly two years off to spend time with his wife and children. He won silver medals in his first two World Cup competitions this fall.

Lodwick recently joined the Mossy Oak Pro Staff. Not only is he a successful skier, he also loves hunting and just being outdoors.

"We grew up with a love to be outdoors and a family that holds the traditions of hunting close to the heart. I still continue those traditions in every season of the year. Whether it is big game or a big mountain, I love to hunt and ski out West," said Lodwick.

For more information about Todd Lodwick, log on to www.usskiteam.

Press Release found at the Outdoor Wire

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