Photos: Red Bull's Crashed Ice in St. Paul

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1 Daniel Guolla, second from left, and Adam Skube, second from right, of the team Crazy Canucks nearly collide in mid-air on the first uphill jump of the Red Bull Crashed Ice course. The jump, which has been dubbed the cathedral jump since it is closest to the St. Paul Cathedral, contains an iceless gap that racers must clear to continue the downhill race. 
2 Daniel Guolla of Canada, center, braces for a fall as Marco Dallago of Austria, right, takes advantage of Guolla's spill to move ahead in the race after the second jump in the first round of races on Saturday evening. 
3 Dan Witty, far right, goes belly up after the second jump on the Red Bull Crashed Ice course on Saturday evening in St. Paul, Minn. 
4 Marcel Beauchesne of Canada stays low and rounds the punching bag on the 180-degree turn in a round of 64 heats during the individual races held on Saturday evening. 
5 From left, Christy Kramer, Shawn Hester and Brittany Stumph hold up their shots of apple cider moonshine for a round of cheers with their friends. The group traveled from Wisconsin to watch the races in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday. 
6 Marco Dallago of Austria flies off a jump in front of the St. Paul Cathedral during the individual races at the Red Bull Crashed Ice event. Racers from 18 different nations competed. 
7 Red Bull Crashed Ice spectators wait for another heat to begin during the individual races held on Saturday evening in St. Paul, Minn. Organizers estimated 120,000 people attended. 
8 Reed Whiting, upper left, comes down off an embanked turn and tries to catch up to Marco Dallago, right, and Cameron Naasz, left, in the first semifinal heat at the Red Bull Crashed Ice event. Whiting was unable to catch up to either of the skaters in front of him to move onto the finals. 
9 Mikka Jouhkinmainen of Finland gives up on catching his competitors as he was met with jeers from the pro-American crowd in a semifinal heat on Saturday evening. 
10 Thomas Nemec, center, and other fans watch the final heat on a Jumbotron at the finish line as the racers made their way down the course. 
11 Marco Dallago of Austria glides to the finish line during the championship heat of the Red Bull Crashed Ice races. Dallago was followed by Scott Croxall of Canada, second from left, who took second and Cameron Naasz of Lakeville, Minn., top, who took third. An American skater has yet to win the race on their home soil. 
12 From left, Cameron Naasz of Lakeville, Minn., Marco Dallago of Austria and Scott Croxall of Canada hold up their trophies as the confetti flies after the finals. 
13 From left, Cameron Naasz of Lakeville, Minn., Marco Dallago of Austria and Scott Croxall of Canada celebrate their victory by spraying champagne on each other after the final race of the Red Bull Crashed Ice event held on Saturday evening in St. Paul, Minn. It was Dallago's second consecutive win in the series. 
14 Cameron Naasz of Lakeville, Minn. was all smiles after taking third place in the individual races of the Red Bull Crashed Ice event. Naasz currently has the highest point total of any American in the Red Bull series. 
15 Friends and relatives of the Bergeson brothers, Daniel and Andrew, wore their Zubaz in support of them at the event. The two brothers competed in the individual races on Saturday and on Team Zubaz in the team races on Friday. The Bergeson brothers hail from Red Wing, Minn. 
16 Crashed Ice spectators revel at an after party following the races in a large tent near the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Many different kinds of alcoholic drinks that, not surprisingly, featured Red Bull were for sale.