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Modesto winter Olympian watches Opening Ceremony, begins practice for Skeleton

Kendall Wesenberg
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Modesto's Kendall Wesenberg enjoyed her time at the Olympic Ceremony in South Korea on Friday night, but now it's time to get down to business.

Wesenberg, a 2008 Central Catholic High graduate who competes in the Skeleton, began practice at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang on Monday.

Official training heats for the Skeleton begin Monday. The men's official competition runs are Wednesday and Thursday, with two runs each day. The women's competition will be held Friday and Saturday, also with two runs each day.

Skeleton is a one-person event that involves head-first, face-down sledding down a steep ice track at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. This is Wesenberg's first Olympics.

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Here's a look at the women's Skeleton schedule (all times are Pacific):

Friday, Feb. 16: Women’s runs 1 and 2, 3:20 a.m. (NBCSN, 4:10-7:45 a.m.; NBC, 5 p.m.-9 p.m;)

Feb. 17: Women’s runs 3 and 4, 320 a.m. (NBCSN, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; NBC, 5-8 p.m.)