The first American to win a medal in Nordic Combined, Johnny Spillane will take home the Silver medal to Steamboat Springs. Estatic about his Olympic performance, Spillane says that his success has only just sunk in. ‘The medals ceremony was a hell of an experience, and it’s something that I will never forget.’ He continues stating that, ‘It was fun to see everyone out there,’ Spillane said. ‘This crowd has a hometown feeling. There were so many people out there cheering, and I knew a bunch of them.’ Not done yet, Spillane will join teammates Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong to compete in the Nordic Combined Team event later in the Olympics.
For an interview with Johnny Spillane and a short clip with Rick Devos of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, check out NBC – Winter Olympics Interviews