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The Indie Ski Racers Paying Their Own Way

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For pro skier and Olympic hopeful Robby Kelley, the $30,000 cost of joining the U.S. national team was prohibitively high, forcing him to turn down his spot on the roster. Instead, he started his own squad, called Redneck Racing, in hopes of making it on his own with a handful of other rag-tag, totally talented athletes. 

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