SOCHI - After fog postponed Monday's men's snowboard cross, Nick Baumagartner finally got his shot at the Olympics Tuesday morning.
The Iron River, MI native was making his second Olympic games.
Because the event had to be held today, the qualifying portion was dropped. That athletes were grouped based on their world ranking.
Baumgartner was in the first heat of the event. The top three of the four racers advanced. However, the conditions today still weren't great. Drizzle and chunky snow slowed the racers down. Baumgartner did not advance out of the heat. He officially finished tied for 25th.
Obviously, Nick was disappointed. On his Twitter page, he sent this tweet.
"You have all supported me so much and I appreciate it more then I can say. I wish I could have done better for you all!"
Baumgartner finished 20th in Vancouver in 2010.
Pierre Vaultier of France won the gold. Baumgartner's teammate, Alex Deibold grabbed the bronze for the United States.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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