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Vote for Tahoe skier Travis Cabral to appear on ‘The Apprentice’

Hoping to get Travis Cabral on "The Apprentice" are Boys & Girls club members, from left, Ashleigh Petrell, Scott Pearce, Mikaela Clothier, Marshall Curtzweiler, Emily Curtzweiler, Charlie Lincoln, Sage Wimsett, Hannah Clothier and Emily Abernathy.

When the torch is extinguished at the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, on Sunday, one lucky athlete will have a chance to either be hired or fired by Donald Trump.

World Cup winner and Olympic skier Travis Cabral is one of 12 Olympic athletes vying for a chance to be selected to be on NBC’s “The Apprentice” with Trump.

Voting concludes Sunday after the closing ceremonies. Go to to vote. One vote can be cast per day.

In a first, Trump and executive producer Mark Burnett are asking Olympic viewers to decide which of the 12 athletes should be on the hit show’s sixth season.

Along with Cabral are 11 successful, fiercely competitive and talented U.S. Olympians, each with their own reasons why they would be the perfect apprentice. But it’s the viewers and voters who ultimately will decide.

The winning Olympian will automatically earn a place on season six of “The Apprentice” each competing for the opportunity to become Trump’s protégé.

A final-stretch e-mail campaign began Thursday by Karen Houser, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, encouraging community members to vote for Cabral.

Houser, who has watched Cabral ski since he was a youngster, said the 22-year-old South Lake Tahoe native would make the perfect apprentice, because of his competitive spirit that uniquely dovetails with his down-to-earth, community-minded nature.

“He’s smart, a great role model for our kids, is a great community person and with his personality, kindness and charm, he could be the next Donald Trump,” Houser said.

John Rice, general manager of Sierra-at-Tahoe, Cabral’s home ski resort, said he’s been voting every day since the contest began.

“I think Travis would make a great contestant. He’s a bright, good-looking kid, an accomplished world champion and always on top of his game,” Rice said.

Vote for Travis Cabral to appear on “The Apprentice”

Here is how it works:

Go to the NBC Web site:

Click on VOTE NOW. This will take you to the page where you select Travis, type in the “code” (be sure to use upper case or lower case, depending what they have). Then hit submit. You can vote once a day until the end of the Olympics.

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