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Gus Graduates

Updated: June 28, 2010, 2:29 PM ET
By John Symms

Education doesn't exactly command a position of high priority in freestyle skiing. Many of the young contenders circumvent learning by attending ski academies. And the most dynastic veterans of today either finished high school without attending or simply dropped out. So you can see how it might be easy for a young freestyle skier to consider school more of a hindrance than anything else.

It's a lot like the documentary Hoop Dreams, except with affluent, supportive, well educated parents. ...

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