Naasz finished first place in Lausanne, Switzerland last season--a first-ever win for the United States, and he ranked third overall in the world rankings.
In the 2013 St. Paul competition, Naasz finished in third place. The winner was Kyle Croxall and Scott Croxall finished second.
"I’m stoked that Red Bull Crashed Ice is coming back to my home state of Minnesota,” said Naasz in a Red Bull news release. “The energy from the crowd was crazy last year, and it made for an unforgettable night. There’s nothing like the passion of St. Paul natives who braved the freezing cold to support us as we battled it out on the ice.”
To gain a spot in the national shootouts and main events, athletes will have to participate in open qualifiers. Athletes have backgrounds in a variety of sports, including hockey, downhill skiing and speed skating.
It will be the 14th season for Red Bull Crashed Ice and includes competitions in Finland, Russia and Canada, in addition to the St. Paul stop.
Fox Sports will broadcast the races as part of a three-year agreement to carry the series.
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