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Nagy Memorial a showcase for young skiers and La Crosse

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

If you love ski racing, Mount La Crosse is the place to be this weekend.
    The hill is hosting the Dan Nagy Memorial.

It's a U-19 qualifier and one of three races which will help determine who advances to the U-19 championships and an entry-level slot on the U.S. Ski Team.
    The fastest skiers in the country under the age of 19 will be competing.
    It's the first time a Midwest ski resort will serve as a national qualifier.

"This is a premier venue to challenge all of these kids.  for us to be able to host, we're very excited to have these kids here and to have them come in and enjoy La Crosse and Wisconsin ski hills," said Chief of Race Bill Patza.
"Over the past 10 years we've had past Olympians.  We've had current Olympians.  Really, to bring all that sort of thing to La Crosse, Wisconsin, I'm really proud of that.  To ave half the field coming from Colorado for a ski race, it's tremendous," said race organizer Mark Navin.

The three-day event will have some local talent on display too.

Local skiers Matt Johnson, Sam Grode and Alex Harris will compete.

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