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Detroit Lakes BMX racer Jordan Windel is hoping to win a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in 2012. He plans to continue his training after moving to California this fall to attend college. Now 18, he began racing in local BMX competitions 10 years ago, and turned pro at age 16.

London calling: DL's Jordan Windel has sights set on 2012 Olympic bid

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When the 2012 Olympics get underway in London, England three years from now, Detroit Lakes' Jordan Windel is hoping he will be among the contingent of U.S. athletes filing into the Olympic stadium for opening ceremonies.


Windel, 18, is working hard to qualify for the Olympic BMX racing team and hopes that his skills will reach their peak in time for the U.S. Olympic Trial qualifying event` in Chula Vista, Calif., which will take place sometime in late 2011 or early 2012.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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