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North American Freesking Championships

After a storm delay, the North American Freeskiing Championships wrapped up Monday at Kirkwood. Kirkwood local Josh Daiek upset the men's field to win. On the women's side, Angel Collinson, the current tour leader, came out on top again. Here's what the competition looked like.
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