Last week, twelve teams from around the world gathered in Stillwater, Minnesota, to compete for the gold in the first World Snow Sculpting Championships. 

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The three-day competition began Wednesday, January 19th, and ended with the crowning of three teams.

3rd Place Winners:

Team Snow Cowboys from Minnesota took home the bronze medal for their piece entitled "One Person's Trash."

Team captain Adam Turner led this Minnesota team with Mike Majerus and Bryan Mulligan completing the team roster.

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2nd Place Winners:

Team Ecuador from Pichincha, Ecuador, took 2nd place with this "Enclosures (Envolventes)" sculpture. 

Robert Angeloni Tapia Montenegro and Alvaro Xavier Gonzalez Negrete were led by team captain Milton Ramon Estrella Gavidia to the silver. 

Before we dive into first place, we should first recognize Team Sculptora Borealis from Wisconsin, who won the People's Choice award for their piece, "Harmonious Ascension." 

 I can see why this sculpture was a fan favorite. The details are immaculate. 

Team Sculptora Borealis consisted of team captain Joshua Jakubowski and team members Robert (Bob) Lechtenberg and Michael (Mike) Lechtenberg.

Now, It's Time To Reveal The 1st Place Champions:

Team Jetset from Quebec, Canada, did not hold back, and their dedication to sculpturing led them to the gold.

Their first-place winning piece, seen below, is titled "YeeHaa."

Jessie Armand (team captain), Carlos Migue Ramirz Pereyra, and Christopher Power couldn't have been more excited.

Think you can do better? Well, you better start prepping for the 2023 World Snow Sculpturing Championship now, as these teams do not mess around.

Above, you can see all of the competitors, maybe we'll see your face there next year.

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