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      Dual honors garnered by U.P.â??s Nick Baumgartner.

      Nick Baumgartner demonstrated his world class snowboarding prowess this past Friday in Montafon, Austria by locking up a third place finish in the season opener of this yearâ??s FIS Snowboard World Cup.

      The Iron River native captured the bronze medal podium finish in a field of 106 riders representing 28 countries. Baumgartner was also honored at the Traxxas Torc Series Awards Banquet by being named the 2012 Pro Rookie of the year.