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Sixteen-year-old Baylen Rifleman of River Falls competes in the giant slalom at the J2 National Junior Olympics in Aspen, Colo., earlier this month. Rifleman was the highest finisher from the Central/Rocky Region in all the events to help the Central/Rocky Region win the Region Cup. Submitted photo

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Baylen Rifleman said the speed is a little hard to explain. "I describe it as being at an airport," he said. "Outside, not inside."

That's the sound Rifleman said he heard while hurdling down the side of Ajax Mountain in Aspen, Colo., at 65 miles per hour during the downhill competition at the J2 National Junior Olympic Skiing Championships earlier this month.


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