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Speed Climbing Great Outdoor Games 2004


MEDAL ROUND. WE’RE JUST ABOUT SET TO GO. MEN WAITING THEIR TURN FOR GOLD. BRIAN BARTOW, WHO HAS WON GOLD THE LAST THREE YEARS AT THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. AND THE MAN HE’LL GO UP AGAINST, WADE STEWART, WHO HAS FINISHED SECOND TO BARTOW THE LAST TWO YEARS. HE DOES NOT WANT TO GO HOME WITH BRIDES MAID’S COLORS THIS YEAR. GUY GERMAN IS GOING WIN THE BRONZE MEDAL ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. HE WILL CLIMB BY HIMSELF. REMEMBER THE SPILL THAT BRIAN LINVILLE TALK? HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CLIMB HERE BECAUSE OF THIS FALL HE TOOK IN THE SEMIFINALS. AND BRIAN IS STILL BACK UNDER COVER SURROUNDED BY OUR MEDICAL TEAM. CERTAINLY HOPE BRIAN LINVILLE IS ABLE TO RECOVER QUICKLY FROM THAT NASTY SPILL HE TOOK IN THE SEMIFINALS. SO WHILE BRIAN TRIES TO RECOVER GUY GERMAN IS GETTING SET TO CLIMB BY HIMSELF. AN AUTOMATIC BRONZE MEDAL FOR THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEBRASKA.>>AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEBRASKA FIRST STARTED CLIMBING AT AGE 29. HE’S AGE 50 AND GETTING HIS FIRST BRONDS.>>YOU JUST HAD A SHOT OF HIS DAUGHTERS WHO COMPANY HIM EVERY YEAR TO THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. THEY’RE GONNA CHEER AS LOUD AS IF HE WERE CLIMBING AGAINST SOMEBODY ELSE. THIS WILL BE GUY GERMAN’S FIRST MEDAL AT THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. TRUE TO FORM HE’S GIVING IT EVERYTHING HE’S GOT EVEN THOUGH THERE’S NOBODY CLIMBING ON THE OTHER POLE?>>WHAT A CLASSY GUY.>>100% CLASS.>>GUY GERMAN HINTED THAT HE MIGHT RETIRE AFTER THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. THIS BRONZE MEDAL MIGHT JUST PUSH HIM IN THAT DIRECTION. WE HEAR THAT BRIAN LINVILLE IS BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. PE REALLY WISH BRIAN LINVILLE A SPEEDY RECOVERY FROM THAT SPILL. THE FEEL GOOD STORY IS ABOUT GUY GERMAN WINNING A BRONZE MEDAL AT AGE00.>>GUY GERMAN THAT WAS A FANTASTIC RUN FOR BRONZE. YOU’VE SAID TO US YOU’RE GOING TO RETIRE. IS THAT YOUR LAST CLIMB?>>I BELIEVE IT IS. IF I CAN GET A SPONSOR. [ CHEERS ] IT SEEMS ODD TO CLIMB ALONE, BUT I LOVE TO CLIMB ALONE AS MUCH AS I DO WITH ANOTHER GUY. I SURE WISH BRIAN COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME. HE’S THE BETTER MAN. BUT I’LL TAKE THIS MEDAL.>>AND ONE MATCH LEFT IN SPEED CLIMBING. AND IT’S ABOUT GOLD. AND THIS IS A THREEPEAT IN THE MATCHUP. FEATURES BRIAN BARTOW FROM OREGON, FASTEST MAN TO THE TOP. HE HAS WON GOLD THE LAST THREE YEARS. GOING UP AGAINST HIM IS THE FASTEST MAN TO THE BOTTOM, THE SKY DIVER WADE STEWART. CHECK OUT THIS INFO. FASTEST DECENT TIME. 2.4 SECONDS FROM 65 FEET ABOVE THE EARTH TO THE GROUND. BUT IN GOLD MEDALS BARTOW HAS WON THREE, WADE STEWART HAS WON ONE. CHECK OUT THE HEAD TO HEAD. 3-ZIP FOR BARTOW OVER STEWART WHEN IT COMES TO GOLD MEDAL MATCHUPS GOING HEAD TO HEAD. BARTOW IS ON THE LEFT HERE. HERE’S THE CLIMB. BARTOW’S STRENGTH. WADE STEWART MATCHING HIM STRIDE FOR STRIDE HERE. CLOSE TOGETHER AT THE TOP. A SLIP FOR BRIAN BARTOW ON THE LEFT. DOWN COMES WADE STEWART. AND WADE STEWART PICKS UP GOLD IN SPEED CLIMBING. A MAJOR MALFUNCTION FOR BRIAN BARTOW RIGHT NEAR THE TOP OF THE TREE.>>BILL, THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE RUN FOR WADE STEWART. I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM CLIMB SO WELL. ON THE RIGHT, HE TOOK OFF AT THE BELL WITH BRIAN. NORMALLY BRIAN’S FIRST TOT THE TOP. WADE WAS RIGHT WITH HIM. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO BRIAN AT THE TOP OF THE TREE. ALMOST THERE. OH, THE SLIP. HIS LEFT FOOT. AND THEN AS HE DIGS IN, THE GAFF COMES APART.>>BOY, IT’S TOUGH TO CLIMB WITH ONE LEG. WADE STEWART LOOKED LIKE HIS TECHNIQUE WAS PICTURE PERFECT AT THE TOP.>>IT WAS. WATCH HIS EXTENSION. TOE IN THE TREE, HOPE ABOVE THE LINE. HE’S SET IN THAT TOP THIRD. NOW HE’S COMING DOWN.>>HE’S SET A NEW OUTDOOR RECORD 13.171 SECONDS.>>YOU WERE SAYING YOU WERE TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR THE HEIGHT DIFFERENCE. THAT IS A BIG DEAL FOR YOU.>>IT IS. YOU CAN TELL. THAT’S WHY I DON’T KNOW IF YOU SAW THE REPLAY. EVERY LAST INCH I WAS REACHING FOR THAT LINE. AS LONG AS I HAVE THIS FOOT IN THE TREE IT COUNT FORCE THAT SECTION AND THEN AFTER THAT I CAN BAIL. AND THAT’S WHAT I DID RIGHT TO THE LAST INCH. IT CUT CLOSE. IF I DIDN’T, I MIGHT HAVE MISSED AND HAD TO GO BACK UP. IT WAS CLOSE.>>NO LONGARY BRIDES MAID. WADE STEWART GETS GOLD. THE NEBRASKA GENTLEMAN GUY GERMAN PICKS UP THE BRONZE. THAT’S IT FOR SPEED CLIMBING. SENT YOU TO JAMIE LITTLE>>THERE’S TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WOOD HERE. THE YELLOW ASPEN AND WHITE PINE. 244 BLOCKS WILL BE USED IN COMPETITION AND IT’S ALL FROM WISCONSIN. NOW, IF YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THE TIMBER EVENTIOUS EVE HEARD ALL THE GREAT SOUNDS FROM SAWING, CHOPPING AND CUTTING. WELL, WE’VE PUT IT ALTOGETHER

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