As a child, Bryan Fletcher found ski jumping as a joyous relief from his cancer treatments. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 3, he underwent intensive chemotherapy, surviving a stroke before going into remission. Motivated by his hometown heroes like world champions and Olympic medalists Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane, he continued in the sport and eventually emerged as one of the world's elite Nordic combined athletes. After claiming his first world cup win at the prestigious King's Cup World Cup race in Oslo, Norway, in 2012, he went on to help the U.S. capture its first Nordic combined team world championship medal (a bronze) in 2013. Since then, he has posted five top-10 world championship finishes and helped the U.S. men to a sixth-place finish in the team event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. After finishing just shy of the podium, he will look to make his second Olympic berth and seek another opportunity to medal in PyeongChang.