SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Bryan and and Taylor Fletcher’s father was a ski patroller who had his sons on skis at a very young age. Recently, the brothers, and Westminster students, competed on the same Nordic Combined team in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
“Taylor and I have been competing alongside each other for a while so you know honestly when we were growing up I don’t think either of us thought that we could be on the same Olympic team together,”said Bryan Fletcher.
When Bryan and Taylor were kids in Steamboat Springs,Colorado, Nordic Combined was a passion of the town.
As a child Bryan used skiing to help him cope with health problems.
“My story is I was diagnosed with ALL lukemia when I was four years old . . . So skiing was kind of my distraction from that and everything I had going on,” said Bryan.”
Taylor got excited about Nordic Combined skiing because of his brother. Competing side by side with Bryan was one of Taylor’s favorite moments at the Sochi games.
“You know it’s a special feeling. Even though we have been doing it for our whole careers,” said Taylor.
Though the Olympics are over the Fletcher brothers still have four more competition for this ski season. After the season ends, they will go back to Westminister for classwork.
You can follow Bryan on twitter @skifletch and Taylor @tfletchernordic