Americans Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong put themselves in position to win their country's first-ever medal in Nordic combined, finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in Saturday's ski-jumping portion.
Samppa Lajunen of Finland won the gold medal in the Nordic combined Sunday after finishing first in the 15-kilometer cross-country race. His teammate Jaakko Tallus won the silver and Felix Gottwald of Austria took the bronze.
U.S. nordic combined skiers have found screwy winds but, in general, outstanding conditions this week for their pre-Olympic training camp in this area which hosted the 1991 and 2003 World Championships.
The U.S. team entered the Olympics never having won a medal in this sport. The Americans still don't have one, but they came close: They finished fourth in the team competition, and Lodwick finished seventh in the individual event.