Nothing breaks up these friends turned rivals

Updated: May 13, 2009, 12:50 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN RISE Magazine

At the 2008 Winter X Games, snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth stood at the top of the halfpipe during the women's superpipe finals and cheered for her friend Lizzy Beerman.

It was both girls' first time competing at Winter X, their sport's most prestigious event, but only Beerman qualified for the finals. Despite her disappointment, Hollingsworth wanted to support her close friend. So she stood, shivering and screaming, as Lizzy dropped into the Aspen, Colo., halfpipe and eventually ...

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