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Tyler Jewell, who trained in Steamboat Springs leading up to the 2006 Olympics in Italy, speeds past a gate in Friday's Race to the Cup parallel giant slalom race at the Steamboat Ski Area. Jewell topped the field of the NorAm-level event, which was also used to crown the U.S. national champion. It was Jewell's second national title. The Alpine snowboarding Race to the Cup event will continue Saturday with the parallel slalom event, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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Jewell, Lloyd win titles at NorAm snowboard race in Steamboat

Tyler Jewell and Lindsay Lloyd raced to national parallel giant slalom titles Friday afternoon on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area during the first of two Race to the Cup NorAm Alpine snowboarding events. Jewell trained in SteĀ­amboat Springs leading up to his first Olympic appearance in 2006.

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