In the 2015 season I put myself in podium contention a number of times and did everything I could to capitalize on those opportunities. Despite my best efforts and some strong cross-country skiing throughout the season I narrowly missed out on the podium. Being one of the best-ranked skiers to walk away from the season without a podium left me hungry. I am excited for the 2016 season to get underway and hopefully, I will be able to show my hard work from the summer on the results sheets.
Fletcher was skiing by age three and his father, who is still on the Howelson Hill Ski Patrol, took him up on the mountain almost every day. Growing up in Ski Town USA, he started ski jumping at four, added cross-country at six, and became a combined skier. As a young boy, he came close to dying of cancer. “The doctors didn’t want me to jump, but I loved it. My parents wanted me to be happy, so I started and I’ve stuck with it.” He successfully beat cancer and grew into a premiere athlete, competing at Junior Worlds in 2003, ’05 and ’06 in addition to World Championships ’07,’09,’11,’13, and’15.
OFF THE SNOW
Bryan enjoys weekends with his dog and wife hiking, biking, camping and whatever else they can find outdoors. He has a passion for cooking and enjoys experimenting with new flavors. Lastly, Bryan enjoys giving back to the community fighting cancer. He is always involved in charity events and projects to raise awareness and funds for the cause. He recently co-founded a charity called ccThrive. The charity aims to help childhood cancer survivors thrive after cancer. Fletcher says, “A child should not be defined by their lowest moments, many survivors have already been through so much it’s hard for them to reach and realize their full potential. Thrive will help them reach their fullest potential enabling them to Thrive.
- Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
- 2014 Sochi
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- Westminster College
5th, NC LH, Falun, SWE, 2015
Bronze, NC Team Combined, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013
3rd, NC Team HS, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013
14th, NC NH HS, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013
23rd, NC LH HS, Val di Fiemme, ITA, 2013
4th, NC Team HS, Oslo, NOR, 2011
6th, NC Team HS, Oslo, NOR, 2011
22nd, NC NH HS, Oslo, NOR, 2011
22nd HS140 Sochi, 2014
26th HS100 Sochi, 2014
22 top-10 World Cup individual finishes
First World Cup podium, finishing 1st, Holmenkollen, King’s Cup, Oslo, NOR, 2012
First top-10 finish in the World Cup with 8th, Ramsau, AUT 2012
2016: U.S. Champion (event held Aug. 2015)
2015: U.S. Champion (event held Oct. 2014)
Three-time Junior Worlds competitor