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Tree Topping Great Outdoor Games 2003


TREE-TOPPING.>>ALL RIGHT, STEVE, THANK YOU. AND WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO THE EVENT THAT REALLY HELPS US APPRECIATE WHAT AN EAGLE SEE WHEN IS HE IS PERCHED ON TOP OF A 65-FOOT TREE. ALONG WITH JOHN HUGHES, I’M BILL CLEMENT. JOHN, TAKE US THROUGH THIS.>>John: GET YOURSELF TO THE TOP OF THE 65-FOOT POLE WITH THAT DANGLING SIX FEET BELOW YOUR BODY. YOU HAVE TO GET THE SAW IN, THAT’S WHERE IT GETS TOUGH. SEVER THE LOG OFF THE TOP AND THE TIME STOPS WHEN THE CUT IS FINISHED.>>Bill: JUST SO HAPPENED THAT WADE STEWART AND BRYAN SCHULZ WERE NUMBERS ONE AND TWO LAST YEAR. WADE STEWART WON GOLD BUT NOT WITHOUT CONTROVERSY N HIS SEMI MINEL MATCHUP AGAINST BRIAN BARR TOE, THERE HAD TO BE A CONSULTATION WITH THE JUDGES TO SEE IF HE WOULD ADVANCE. HERE IS HOW JOHN AND I SAW IT LAST YEAR. WADE STEWART FOR THE BEST OF THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH. SEEMS TO BE A CONTROVERSY, THEY’RE CHECKING THE DISTHAT CAN HE CUT AT THE TOP.>>THEY’VE DETERMINED IT WAS CUT ENOUGH TO QUALIFY HIM TO MOVE INTO THE GOLD MEDAL ROUND.>>PROVES THAT HE CAN BE THE BEST.>>WADE STEWART IS THROUGH, THERE WILL BE NO BRONZE FOR THE MAN IN THE YELLOW SHIRT THIS YEAR.>>Bill: SO WADE STEWART KNOCKED OFF GREG HART, HE IS THE ONLY COMPETITOR TO BREAK THE 40-SECOND MARK AND HE DID IT IN THE GOLD MEDAL WATCH MAST REAR. BRYAN SCHULZ FINISHED EIGHTH, WROTE DOWN HIS GOALS VERY CLEARLY THIS YEAR. THIS IS WHAT HE WANTS TO ACHIEVE.>>WELL, WHATEVER HIS GOAL WAS, BILL, HE HAS TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE POLE FIRST. HE HAS TO BEAT WADE UP THERE. WADE IS THE BEST SPOILER AT THE TOP.>>Bill: AND WADE STEWART IS USUALLY TECHNICALLY SOUND. I THINK SECOND TO NONE.>>John: UNDOUBTEDLY. HE’LL GET HIMSELF SET AT THE TOP OF THE BOWL. SETTING THAT MARK, WHERE HE NEEDS IT. A LITTLE BIT OF TANGLE IN THE ROPE, THAT’S NOT LIKE WADE STEWART.>>John: HE HAS THE SAW ON THE WOOD, WATCH THE STYLES. BRIAN PUSHING FROM THE HIP, WADE THE BENCH PRESS STYLE, PUSHING FROM HIS CHEST. LABORING A LITTLE BIT.>>Bill: WADE HAD TO REGAS, RESET ONE OF HIS GAFFS. VERY UNUSUAL. HE HAS TO CLEAN IT UP IF HE WANTS TO GET THE GOLD. WADE STEWART SEEMS TO BE LABORING. BUT HE DOES POWER THROUGH BEFORE BRYAN SCHULZ, MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN A THING OF BEAUTY BUT IT STILL ALLOWS HIM TO ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR. PRETTY EVEN CLIMB.>>John: BRIAN NEEDED TO GET THERE QUICKLY AS I SAID EARLIER. HE WASN’T TOO FAR BEHIND.>>Bill: THEY RIVED AT THE TOP ABOUT EVENLY. WADE STEWART ONCE HE STARTED TO SAW POWERED THROUGH. WADE STEWART ADVANCES TO THE NEXT ROUND. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE THE FINAL TIMES FOR EVERYONE TO SEE WHERE BRYAN SCHULZ ENDS UP RANKED. GUY GERMAN IS IN THE NEXT MATCH, GOING STRONG AT AGE 49. HE HAS A PREGAME RITUAL. MOST OF THEM DO. PART OF GUY’S INVOLVES MEASURING THE TETHER THAT HOLDS THE SAW.>>John: AND IT HAS TO BE SIX FEET LONG.>>Bill: FEW CAL LESS THEN PARTICULARS, CONCENTRATION ON THAT FACE. AND MAKING SURE THE EQUIPMENT IS ALL TIED ON PROPERLY. ESPECIALLY THE GAFFS.>>Bill: ED “MOOCH” SMITH IS THE MAN THAT GUY GERMAN GOES UP. FOURTH GENERATION LOGGER, THAT HELD WORLD RECORDS IN DIFFERENT EVENTS. HE’LL HAVE TO DE FIGHT GUY, AND GO UP AGAINST GUYS GIRLS. GUY GERMAN’S DAUGHTERS CHEERING HIM ON.>>John: THE INTERESTING FACT, ED SMITH IN THE RED SHIRT SAID THAT THE TOE GAFFS CROSSED THE LINE. HE’S WEARING THEM THIS YEAR, HE HAS TO BE QUICKER UP THE POLE.>>Bill: ONE OF THE LAST OF THE TRADITIONALIST’S, ED SMITH.>>John: A LITTLE BUMBLE BY ED, USUALLY THE QUICKEST TO GET SET IN. GUY REAJUSTING, THAT’LL COST A LOT HAVE TIME. I HAVE TO GIVE THE EDGE TO ED SMITH HERE. SO STRONG ON THAT SAWING PORTION OF THE RACE.>>Bill: AND IT DOESN’T NECESSARILY FOLLOW THAT YOU GET TO THE TOP OF THE TREE FIRST EE GOING TO WIN. THE SAWING ABILITY CAN OVERCOME A BAD CLAIM. IN THIS CASE THEY GOT THERE EVENLY. AND ED SMITH POWERS TRUE. HE’LL ADVANCE, GUY GERMAN IS FINISHING UP, A FEW SECONDS BEHIND.>>John: GUY WAS CLEARLY TO THE TOP FIRST. BUT IT’S NOT JUST CLIMBING OR SAWING, THERE’S SOMETHING IN BETWEEN. GETTING IN POSITION TO DO THE JOB RIGHT. ED GAINED A LOT OF GROUND WITH A QUICK KNOT SET. THE SPEED INTO PLACE. HE ACTUALLY BEAT GUY TO THE WOOD. GUY RESETTING HIS LEGS. ED SECURING, HIS SAWING ABILITY GAVE HIM THE WIN.>>Bill: AND HAPPINESS IS GETTING A HUG AND KISS FROM HIS WIFE AND ADVANCING TO THE FINAL FOUR WITH THE VICTORY IN THIS FIR ROUND MATCH. WE HAVE TWO MORE QUARTER FINAL MATCHUPS TO COME. ONE OF OUR SEMIFINALS IS SET TO GO. IT WILL BE WADE STEWART AND THE MAN THAT WEARS RED, THE FOURTH GENERATION LOGGER, ED SMITH.>>THIS SPORT IS ABOUT WINNING. TO DO IT AGAIN.>>John: WE’LL DO IT AGAIN AND SEND IT BACK TO MARK.>>Mark: THREE-TIME MEDALIST GREG HART, LAST YEAR’S SILVER MEDALIST BRIAN

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