9-year-old rides roller coaster 100 times

June 30, 2011 6:26:58 AM PDT
If you ask a fourth grader from Wisconsin what he did on summer vacation, he may tell you he spent it riding a roller coaster.

Ivan Keiler, 9, of Green Bay, can't get enough of the Zippin Pippin at Bay Beach Amusement Park. He's ridden it more than 100 times. His mom uses the ride as a reward for chores.

"After getting to the number 20, getting on 20 times, I decided to get a goal of 100," Keiler said.

The Pippin is one of the oldest wooden roller coasters in the United States. Built in 1912 in Memphis, Tenn., it was reportedly Elvis' favorite. Green Bay bought it last year.

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