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American Nordic Combined skier Eric Camerota soars off the jump at Howelsen Hill during official training Friday morning or the Nordic Excavating Continental Cup competition at Howelsen Hill. The athletes will be back out on the hill today for the first official competition, which begins with a trial jump at 9:30 a.m.

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Thirteen nations and 52 athletes will return to Howelsen Hill at 9:30 a.m. today for the Nordic Excavating 2010 FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup meet. The one-jump, 10-kilometer ski race event will be the first Continental Cup competition of the season, and the U.S. team has high expectations.

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