U.P. athlete awaits word on Olympics

Nick BaumgartnerNick Baumgartner of Iron River is trying to make the U.S. Olympic Snowboardcross team for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. He participated in the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Andorra this past weekend.

Baumgartner finished in eighth place overall. He posted a sixth place finish on Saturday. The U.S. Olympic Snowboardcross team will be announced at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., Jan. 23-26.