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Soaring Competition: Trampoline World Cup

This week, the best trampoline athletes in the world are competing for World Cup titles, with competitions in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Quebec City. The heavy favorites are Russia, the Ukraine and China.

American trampoline artists say their sport sometimes gets tagged as the kind of spectacle that belongs in circuses, not the Olympics. But the sport combines gymnastics and dance — all while mocking gravity at 30 feet in the air.

North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann spent time with two U.S. trampoline champions: Ryan Weston is from Pocatello, Idaho; and Chris Estrada from Lafayette, La.

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Brian Mann
Brian Mann is NPR's first national addiction correspondent. He also covers breaking news in the U.S. and around the world.