Rooting for E.C.’s Ben Loomis On the U.S. Olympic Team This Winter? Here’s His Story.
Ben Loomis shares how his older brother, Adam, inspired his ski jumping career
V1 Staff |
If you recognize a familiar face among athletes competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics this February in Beijing, it might be because he used to walk the same streets you and I do. Eau Claire native Ben Loomis, 23, was recently nominated by USA Nordic Sport to a coveted spot on Team USA. He’s one of five American men who will compete in the Nordic combined event, which includes ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Loomis grew up jumping with the Eau Claire-based Flying Eagles Ski Club, then took part in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, placing 40th in the 10km Nordic combined competition.
Here's a video from 2018 introducing Ben and his brother, Adam, sharing their passion for ski.