Nick Baumgartner spoils six-peat bid

First-time Winter X champ seizes holeshot and pushes Nate Holland to third

Updated: January 30, 2011, 2:13 AM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN Action Sports

Nate Holland's unprecedented winning streak had to end sometime, but nobody expected a construction worker with a broken collarbone to be the one who ended it.

That's what happened in Saturday's Snowboarder X final, as veteran Nick Baumgartner overcame 15 screws and a plate in his neck to win his first medal in seven tries. Baumgartner broke the bone while training at Copper Mountain 13 days ago, after not being selected to compete at the World Championships. He underwent surgery ...

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