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Sandpoint Snowboarder Wins Gold

Sandpoint native Nate Holland, center right, leads a group of snowboarders over the final jump during the Winter X Games' snowboarder boardercross quarterfinal on Saturday at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen. Holland eventually won the gold medal. Eric Plummer story in Bonner County Bee here. (AP Photo/ Denver Post, Daniel Petty)

Bringing Home X Games’ Gold

From left, Gregory Peck of Wasilla, Alaska; Samson Danniels of Whistler, Canada; Sean Rose of St. Neots, Great Britain; and Josh Dueck of Vernon, Canada, take off from the final jump during the Winter X Games' monoskier cross event on Sunday at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen. Danniels won the gold medal, Peck second and Dueck third. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Daniel Petty)

Soldier Who Lost Both Legs Eyes Gold

As a youth growing up in Sandpoint, Brandon Adam spent a lot of time shredding the slopes of Schweitzer on a snowboard. He also loved to race super cross motorcycles, where he became comfortable catching huge air going off jumps at high speeds. So it came as little surprise when Adam, 26, took up the sport of mono skiing five years ago after losing both of his legs in a roadside bombing while serving in Baghdad. Adam, who graduated from Sandpoint High School before moving to Colorado in 2003, will compete in the 2012 Winter X Games mono ski for the second straight year on Jan. 26-29 in Aspen, Colo./Eric Plummer, Bonner County Bee. More here. (In this 2007 AP file photo: Brandon Adam meets then President George Bush at a rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas)

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