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Iron River native still waiting for Olympic call Submitted: 01/23/2014
IRON RIVER, MI - Not all of the Olympic athletes have been selected for Team U-S-A. Nick Baumgartner from just outside of Iron River, Michigan is trying to return to the Olympic games. He's competing at the X-Games in Aspen Friday. Baumgartner competes in the snowboardcross. He won the gold at the X-Games back in 2011. He made the Olympic team in 2010 in Vancouver.

He's competing against Seth Wescott for the final spot this year. He's a 2-time Olympic champion. But he's had to come back from several injuries. That includes a torn ACL in his left knee, a broken tibia. He's also still recovering from a torn patella tendon. A final decision could come this weekend after Friday's race. Baumgartner is just trying to focus on what he can control.


Story By: Joe Dufek

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