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Red Bull Heavy Metal snowboarders soar through heart of Duluth

Dozens of snowboarders converged on Central Hillside to do jumps and tricks on obstacles in Cascade Park.

Snowboarder flips in air.
Sam Klein competes in “the tower” portion of the Red Bull Heavy Metal event Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Duluth’s Cascade Park.
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Snowboarder takes flight.
Casey Fzlipszen jumps from the pavilion at Cascade Park during Sunday’s Red Bull Heavy Metal competition Jan. 16, 2022.
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Snowboarder in flight.
Kyle Kennedy jumps from the Cascade Park pavilion during Sunday’s Red Bull Heavy Metal competition Jan. 16, 2022.
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Snowboarder in flight.
Melissa Riitano holds the edge of her board as she leaves the jump in the Cascade Park pavilion during Sunday’s Red Bull Heavy Metal competition Jan. 16, 2022.
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Snowboarder lands
Joey Fava lands during the Red Bull Heavy Metal competition Jan. 16, 2022.
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Injured snowboarder carried off.
Snowboarder Hannah Peterson waves after being injured in a landing during the Red Bull Heavy Metal competition Jan. 16, 2022.
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Skateboarder slaps hands with fans.
Snowboarder Zeb Powell exchanges hand slaps with fans during the Red Bull Heavy Metal competition Jan. 16, 2022.
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Steve Kuchera has worked in daily newspapers since 1989 and at the Duluth News Tribune since 1993. He has a master of arts degree in visual communications from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. You can reach him at skuchera@duluthnews.com.
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