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Ellsworth’s Justin Hoyer is putting away his freestyle snowmobile sled for other pursuits

Hoyer brings his freestyle riding career to an end

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Last weekend the annual Winter X Games took place in Aspen, Col. It was in the X Games where Justin Hoyer put himself and to a degree Ellsworth and Pierce County in the spotlight, for the hometown boy’s success in the freestyle snowmobiling events. Hoyer has won all three medals in the snowmobile freestyle competition. He won the bronze in last year’s X Games, won silver in both 2009 and 2011 and struck gold in 2010.


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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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