TORINO, Italy — In his inaugural Olympic event, Eric Camerota of Park City finished 39th out of 47 competitors in the men's nordic combined sprint competition Tuesday at the Torino Olympics.
The 21-year-old from Park City was in 40th place after the jumping portion of the event, then improved a notch after skiing the 7.5-kilometer course in 18:59.8, the 33rd fastest time.
Todd Lodwick was the highest-placing American, in ninth place, followed by Johnny Spillane in 10th. A third U.S. team member, Bill Demong, finished 26th.
Eric's twin brother, Brett, competed earlier in the nordic combined's Gundersen individual competition, finishing 38th in a field of 49.