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Meet Nick Baumgartner, Olympic snowboarder from northern Michigan

Nick Baumgartner of USA wins the gold medal, Pierre Vaultier of France competes during the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships Team Snowboardcross on March 13, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
Nick Baumgartner of USA wins the gold medal, Pierre Vaultier of France competes during the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships Team Snowboardcross on March 13, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Nick Baumgartner hails from Iron River, Mich. 

That's way up there in the state's Upper Peninsula, where winter is a way of life. So it's no wonder Baumgartner got hooked on a winter sport like snowboarding. 

PyeongChang will be his third trip to the Olympic Winter Games. He failed to get a medal each time. He's hoping to change that this year. 

Event: Snowboardcross
Hometown: Iron River, Mich. 
Olympics: Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014

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Nick Baumgartner (Team USA)

The state of Michigan will be represented by 12 athletes including: 


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