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Rocking Nevada Day

Fred Andreasen can easily explain his long-running dominance in rock drilling.“It just comes natural to some people, and to some people it don't,” he said.Although it turns out Andreasen was a natural, he didn't find that out until he was 30. He was working part-time at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City when then-owner Don McBride came in with a poster advertising the state championship rock drilling contest in Gabbs. “He said, ‘You should do this. You'd probably be pretty good at it.'” Andreasen recalled.Growing up in Virginia City, Andreasen was familiar with the contest that harkens back …

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