Eric Frenzel Was Born Into Nordic Combined
Eric Frenzel was born on November 21, 1988, in Annaberg-Buchholz, Saxony, Germany. At the present moment, he's 29-years-old, he's 5 ft 9 in, and he weighs 126 lbs. He began skiing when he was two-years-old because his father was a youth Nordic Combined coach and former bi-athlete. He took his first ski jump at the age of 6 in 1995 in Germany. Since then, he became hooked on Nordic Combined skiing. He currently lives in Oberweisenthal, where he is on their club team. He is active on Instagram, where he has over 22 thousand followers. You can find his Instagram @ericfrenzel, and the above photo shows examples of his posts. He can also be found on Facebook.
The Skier's Net Worth Includes 6 Olympic Medals
Eric Frenzel made his Olympic debut in 2010 in Vancouver, where he competed in the 10km Individual Normal Hill, the 10km Individual Large Hill, and the 4x5km Team Relay. He took home the bronze medal in Team Relay and get this, he was just 22-years-old at the time! He finished 10th in Normal Hill and 40th in Large Hill that year and in 2014, at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, he was more successful. Again, he competed in Normal Hill, Large Hill, and Team Relay. This time, he managed to win the gold medal in Normal Hill and the silver medal in Team Relay. Recently, he competed in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Again, he competed in the 10km Individual Normal Hill, 10km Individual Large Hill, and 4x5km Team Relay. This time, the skier dominated the competition, winning another gold medal in Normal Hill, a bronze medal in Large Hill and a gold medal in the Team Relay. In total, Germany took home 14 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals. This put them at number two in the total medal count rankings for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, coming up shy to Norway's record-breaking 39 medals. In the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Frenzel was selected as the flag bearer for Germany during the opening ceremonies. Eric Frenzel's financial net worth is currently unknown at this time.
His World Cup Career Spans 10 Years
Aside from his impressive Olympic medal count and his dominating performance at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Eric Frenzel has had a very successful World Cup career. He began competing in World Cup events in 2007, at the age of 19. During this time, he won the gold medal at the Nordic Junior Ski World Championships and since then, he has accumulated 42 individual wins, 8 team wins, 73 individual podiums, 17 team podiums, 175 individual starts, 23 team starts and 5 overall titles, which he won from 2013-2017. He received his first major World Cup win in 2011, where he won the gold medal at the World Championships in Oslo. During the same year, he also won the first penalty race in Lillehammer. From 2013-2017, he would secure his title as the most successful German Nordic Combined athlete in the history of the sport. In 2013/2014, he won an Olympic gold medal, his second overall World Cup Title and the newly created Nordic Combined Triple. In the 2014/2015 season, he secured his third overall World Cup Title and his second Nordic Combined Triple. In the 2015/2016 season, he won his third Nordic Combined Triple and his fourth overall World Cup Title. He was just 27-years-old at this time. Only one previous Nordic Combined skier had achieved four World Cup titles up until that point, Finnish skier Hannu Manninen. However, he would break that record the following 2016/2017 season, winning his fifth overall World Cup title and his fourth Nordic Combined Triple. After his record-breaking 2017 World Cup season, Frenzel received the Golden Ski award from the German Ski Association. Considering his young age, it is only natural to think about how many more World Cup titles, Nordic Combined Triples and Olympic gold medals this talented Nordic Combined skier will receive.
Eric Frenzel Lives With His Wife And Family In Germany
Eric Frenzel met his wife Laura Frenzel while the two attended the Elite School of Winter Sports in Oberweisenthal. Eric and Laura Frenzel currently live in Oberweisenthal and have three children. Philip, shown in the above photo, was born in 2007. Their second son Leopold was born in 2015, and their daughter Emma was born in 2017. The town of Oberweisenthal has since dedicated a walking path in Frenzel's honor. When he is not skiing, Frenzel currently works in the German Armed Forces, and he is pursuing an engineering management degree. He has mentioned he will not be set up financially for the future based solely on his skiing career, and pursuing this degree will ensure that he and his family have a better financial future. In his free time, the skier enjoys playing volleyball and soccer, as well as listening to music. He is also sponsored by Fischer for skis, Winair for bindings, Rass for boots, and Meininger for suits.