Eric Camerota was 20th and his twin brother Brett was right behind him in 21st Saturday as the best American skiers in a nordic combined World Cup-B hurricane sprint on 2002 Olympic venues.
SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah — Eric Camerota was 20th and his twin brother Brett was right behind him in 21st Saturday as the best American skiers in a nordic combined World Cup-B hurricane sprint on 2002 Olympic venues.
Tino Edelmann of Germany won his third consecutive World Cup-B event, topping Frenchman Nicolas Bal by 8.9 seconds. Eric Camerota, 21st in the lone round of jumping at Utah Olympic Park, was 16th fastest in the 7.5-kilometer race and finished 50.1 seconds behind Edelmann; Brett Camerota, 14th in jumping, was 51.4 seconds out at the finish at Soldier Hollow.
In traditional sprint events, skiers start behind the leading jumper, according to a formula which translates points back in jumping into seconds back at the start of the race; in the hurricane sprint, the points behind the best jumper are converted to distance and all athletes start the sprint at the same time.
The World Cup-B tour heads next to Lake Placid, New York, for competitions Wednesday and Thursday with jumping on the 1980 hill and cross-country racing at Whiteface Mountain.
NORDIC COMBINED WORLD CUP-B
Soldier Hollow, Utah – Dec. 16, 2006
1. Tino Edelmann, Germany, (5/11)
2. Nicolas Bal, France, (18/5) 8.9 seconds back
3. Steffen Tepel, Germany, (25/2) 12.5
4. Jens Kaufmann, Germany, (7/12) 12.8
5. Mathieu Martinez, France, (28/1) 13.5
U.S. skiers in the top 40:
20. Eric Camerota, Park City, UT, (21/16) 50.1
21. Brett Camerota, Park City, UT, (14/18) 514
25. Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO, (9/31) 1:27.4
34. Davis Miller, Steamboat Springs, CO, (31/37) 2:19.7
35. Willy Graves, Putney, VT, (35/39) 2:31.8
36. Skyler Keate, Salt Lake City, (12/45) 2:39.3
40. Alex Miller, Steamboat Springs, CO, (47/33) 2:52.6