Photos: Crashed Ice brings world championship to St. Paul

A racer uses the railing to climb the wall.
A racer uses the railing to climb the 16.5 foot wall at the last turn of the course.
Chris Juhn for MPR News

An estimated 100,000 people watched as Cameron Naasz of Lakeville became the first American to win the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in St. Paul.

Sixteen teams raced in the finals on Saturday in near-record warm temperatures. It was the fifth year the race has been held in Minnesota, but the first time that the championships were held here.

Photographer Chris Juhn was there to catch the action.

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