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Ski jumpers ready for Westby Ski Jump

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WESTBY, Wisconsin (WXOW)  The skies above Timber Coulee will be filled with ski jumpers once again.

The Snowflake Ski Club is ready to host the 91st Annual Westby Ski Jump Friday and Saturday.

Thursday, jumpers had a chance to test the conditions at the 118-meter Olympic sized hill.

Jumpers from all over the world will try to tame the hill.

While the top jumpers are preparing for the Olympics in Russia, there's still plenty of talent left over for this weekends event in Westby, which is a proving ground of sorts.

"Nick: The crowd is amazing, the hill is just a blast. It's an older style hill so you come a little higher over the knoll. It's really different compared to all the other jumps we jump. We got all my teammates here. People from Slovenia, Norway, and Finland. It's a blast, and it brings in good competition," said Nick Mattoon, who jumps out of Eau Claire.

The competition starts Friday at 7:30 with round two set for Saturday at 12:30pm.

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