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      Ski jumpers arrive for Continental Cup

      The long-awaited Pine Mountain Continental Cup ski jumping competitions are this weekend in Iron Mountain. Coordinators and volunteers are busy getting everything in order, but they say they're on top of things. The jump is now fully prepared with the right amount of snow and distance measurements. Some officials and coaches were out Wednesday afternoon measuring and scoping out the field.

      Those is charge of the event say it's 'all systems go', and they've got a good group of athletes coming.

      "The skiers started coming last night which was Tuesday, and the majority are coming today with the rest of the officials," said Susie Fox of the Kiwanis Ski Club. "We're expecting 62 athletes from 11 countries. The field looks fantastic, and I heard a rumor that we've got the junior world team from Poland coming, so I'd expect that our hill record is in jeopardy."

      The ski jumps start on Friday this year at 1:30 p.m. CT. Competitions will also run on Saturday, with opening ceremonies at 12:15 p.m., and competitions at 1 p.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information on the event, check out the Kiwanis Ski Club website.