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World Heli Challenge seeks young guns

Updated: April 19, 2011, 4:53 PM ET
By Colin Whyte | ESPN Action Sports

This year, New Zealand's World Heli Challenge, taking place July 27 through August 10, wants to broaden the field by inviting young guns -- male and female riders between the ages of 10 and 17 -- to make a case for their inclusion. New Zealand's Jossi Wells competed in the event at age nine, as a hand-picked invitee, and later went on to an international freeskiing career. Starting this year, other young skiers and snowboarders can see if they've got what it takes.

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