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Tenessee team wins International Snow Sculpture Championships

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Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk USA Team Tennessee won for its snow sculpture - Nautilus - in this year's 15th annual Budweiser International snow Sculpture Championships.

BRECKENRIDGE – A sculpting team from Tennessee won a gold medal Saturday in the International Snow Sculpture Championships with an intricate sculpture titled “Nautilus.” Breckenridge’s home team won bronze with “Water Song,” a sculpture of a hand holding melting snow.

The winning Tennessee team won a silver medal in last year’s competition.This year’s winners were announced at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

A team from Morrison won a silver medal with “The Lookout.” Team Mexico’s “Configuration of Time,” which represented how human relationships change from person to person according to our context of space and time, and Team China’s “Butterfly Lovers,” which is based upon a historical legend about a pair of lovers who turned into butterflies when they died for their love, received honorable mentions.

Thousands of spectators watched this week as 12 teams from four countries participated in the 15th annual event. Artists had been carving 20-ton blocks of snow since Tuesday to create sculptures that will be on display at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge until Feb. 6.Teams used chisels, saws, chicken wire and carrot scrapers but no power tools to carve the snow.

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