Indoor, Outdoor & Kids' Trampolines

Speed Climbing Great Outdoor Games 2004


>>THESE ARE THE TOOLS OF HIGHLY SPECIALIZED ATHLETES KNOWN AS SPEED CLIMBERS. AND THESE ARE THE MEDALISTS FROM 2003 BACK AGAIN, BRYAN SCHULZ WITH WADE STEWART AS WELL AS BRIAN BARTOW. ALL HERE IN 2004. AND WELCOME TO SPEED CLIMBING. DELIGHTED YOU ARE WITH US. BILL CLENLT WITH FORMER WORLD CHAMPION LUMERJACK CHAMPION JOHN HUGHES. WE HAVE RULES AND REGULATIONS –.>>THE RULES STATING YOU MUST GET TO THE TOP OF THAT 65-FOOT POLE AND ONCE YOU REACH THAT POINT, TOUCH THE POLE ABOVE THE STRIPE WITH YOUR ROPE. THEN THE DESCENT –.>>WE WANTED TO GIVE EVERYBODY A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TOE GAP, PRETTY IMPORTANT OF THE EQUIPMENT, YOU CAN’T GET UP WITHOUT IT. THIS HAS TO BE EXTREMELY POINTY AND SHARP.>>IT’S FILED TO KEEP IT SHARP, THAT WILL GET ME UP THE POLE.>>BECAUSE IT’S CENTERED NEAR THE TOE, THUS THE LOW-CUT SHOE.>>GIVES ME FLEXIBILITY IN THE ANKLE AND USE POWER OF MY CALF MUSCLE, STEP ON MY TOES TO PUSH ME UP THERE.>>ONE OF THE TRUE FAN FAVORITES IS SPEED CLIMBING AND WE LOOK AT THE BRACKETS THESE ATHLETES SEEDED BASED ON WORLD RANKING, ONE NUMBER ONE BARTOW GOES AGAINST NUMBER EIGHT BECKWITH.>>HEV FLAVORED TO WIN THIS FIRST RACE.>>SPIDER-MAN, BRIAN BARTOW, CONSIDERED TO BE FASTEST TO THE TOP OF THE TREE IN THE WORLD. AND DUSTIN BECKWITH WHICH BE CLIMBING UPHILL AGAINST BARTOW. BECKWITH AS SERIOUSLY INJURED YEARS AGO ON A CLIMB AND FULLY RECOVERED, TRYING TO STAGE AN UPSET IN THE QUART FINALS.>>BRIAN BARTOW ON LEFLT AND DUSTIN BECKWITH ON THE RIGHT.>>BARTOW WELL OUT FRONT. A SLIP FOR DUSTIN THERE.>>ON THE OUT, BRIAN. A SLIP. HE HAD TO RIDE THE TREE DOWN TO THE BOTTOM. DUSTIN BECKWITH FINISHES WELL BEHIND.>>WHEN YOU GO UP AGAINST A CLIMBER LIKE BRIAN BARTOW YOU HAVE NO ROOM FOR ERROR. ON THIS CLIMB DUSTIN HAD SLAP. HE WAS ALREADY BEHIND, THIS MADE IT HARDER FOR HIM TO CATCH.>>YOU ARE PLAYING CATCH-UP ANYWAY WHEN CLIMBING WITH BARTOW. DUSTIN BECKWITH DUG A HOLE FOR HIMSELF HE COULDN’T GET OUT OF.>>BARTOW, 25 YEARS OLD, IMPROVING ON EVERY CLIMB. EFRLTLESS PERFORMANCE REACHING FOR THE SKY.>>HE’S WON GOLD IN EACH FOUR YEARS. MULLET LOOK, DOESN’T MATTER, HE KNOWS HOW TO SPEED CLIMB.>>THE KEYS TO SUCCESS IN SPEED CLIMBING, REACHING TOP OF THE TREE FIRST AND REACHING BOTTOM OF THE TREE FIRST. THAT’S NUMBER ONE KEY. ADRENALINE IS SOMETHING YOU FEEL RIGHT BEFORE YOU GO. YOU ARE GOING UP THE TREE, YOU ARE LIKE ALL PUMPED UP, I’M GOING TO DO IT. YOU GOT TO RELAX AND DOUBT BEST YOU CAN. A BIT OF LUCK NEVER HURTS.>>BRIAN BARTOW IN THE GOLD MEDAL TERRITORY.>>HE’S CAPPEDTURED GOLD.>>BROOI BARTOW, THIRD CONSECUTIVE GOLD.>>AND IMPROVEMENT IS SOMETHING BRIAN BARTOW KNOWING SOMETHING ABOUT. LOOK AT THE TIMES, HE’S IMPROVED EVERY YEAR. AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE’S BROKEN GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES RECORD THE LAST THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS.>>AMAZING PERFORMANCE.>>AND HERE IS OUR SECOND QUARTERFINAL MATCHUP, SCHULZ PICKED UP A BRONZE LAST YEAR. NOT HAD A CHANCE TO TRAIN AS MUCH THIS YEAR COMING INTO GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. AND BRYAN AGAINST A MAN HE IDOLIZED, GUY GERMAN, ELDER STATESMAN. HE’S CHEERED ON, GUY GUY’S GIRLS EVERY YEAR, HIS DAUGHTERS.>>BRYAN SHULDS SEED NUMBER FOUR GUY GERMAN, NUMBER FIVE. THIS SHOULD BE THE CLOSEST MATCH-UP.>>SCHULZ TO THE TOP VERY QUICKLY. BUT GERMAN LOOKS LIKE HE’S PULLING AHEAD.>>BOTH CLIMBERS HAVE A GREAT OUT. GUY REACHES LINE FIRST.>>AND QUICK TO THE BOTTOM, AT 50 YEARS OF AGE, GUY GERMAN ADVANCES TO THE SEMI FINALS, SOMETHING NEEFRS DONE BEFORE AT THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. AND GENUINE CONGRATULATIONS BY BRYAN SCHULZ TO HIS IDOL. WHAT CLIMB FOR BOTH.>>WATCH GUY GERMAN’S SHOULDERS, SWAYING FROM SIDE TO SIDE, IT’S GETTING TOUGH UP THERE, FOLKS. LAST 25 FEET ARE JUST KILLERS BUT HE REACHES THE LINE FIRST.>>INCREDIBLE OUT BY GUY GERMAN DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AND HE’S HERE NOW.>>GUY GERMAN, INCREDIBLE RUN. YOU ARE 50 YEARS OLD, JUST NOKDS OFF ONE OF THE TOP YOUNG GUYS. TELL US HOW YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW.>>I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE 50. I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE YOUNG GUY. THIS IS JUST MY FIRST TIME GETTING INTO THE SEMIS IN THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. AND IT TOOK ME FIVE YEARS TO DO THAT. SO, IT’S A VERY EMOTIONAL MOMENT FOR ME. I’M REALLY GLAD I CAN ADVANCE TO A MEDAL ROUND.>>IF ANYBODY DESERVES IT, IT IS GUY GERMAN. WHAT AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT FOR THIS GENTLEMAN. BUT HE ADVANCES TO TAKE ON GOLD MEDALIST FROM THE LAST THREE YEARS, BRIAN BARTOW. IF MEDALS WERE AWARDED FOR CLASS INDIVIDUALS AT THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES, THIS MAN, GUY GERMAN, WOULD

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *