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Tree Topping Great Outdoor Games 2004

October 12, 2019


>>>THE FANS ARE READY FOR THE MEDAL ROUND IN TREE TOPPING. ONLY 4 COMPETITORS REMAIN. A BRONZE MEDAL MATCH AND ALSO A GOLD MEDAL MATCH. BILL CLEMENT, ALONG WITH THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION LUMBERJACK JOHN HUGHES. BARTOW AWAITS HIS MATCH-UP AGAINST THE MAN ON THE RIGHT, THE CANADIAN, GREG HART. WHILE THEY SIT AND WATCH, WE WILL DECIDE BRONZE. HERE IS SCHULZ, FROM SILVERDALE, WASHINGTON. THE BEST HE’S EVER FINISHED IS FIFTH IN TREE TOPPING. HE WILL AT LEAST GET FOURTH. HE WOULD PREFER BRONZE. WADE STEWART, THE CANADIAN. HAS MEDALED EVERY YEAR IN TREE TOPPING. WADE STEWART WILL BE ON THE RED POLE. BRIAN SCHULZ ON THE LEFT. A SLIP FOR BRIAN SCHULZ. AND NOW A SLIP FOR WADE STEWART. WADE WADE KIND OF FOUGHT ANY MISTAKE. HE HAD THEM IN THE LAST ROUND. HAS TO MAKE A CLEAN RUN HERE.>>NOW THE IMPORTANT TIE-IN.>>GOOD FOR WADE STEWART. SCHULZ A LITTLE BEHIND.>>LOOK AT WADE, MORE PROBLEMS WITH THAT SAW.>>BUT HE’S UP AND COMING. AND PROBLEMS FOR BRIAN SCHULZ AS WELL.>>WADE LOOKS KEEN. HE WANT THE MEDAL BEFORE HE GOES HOME.>>BRIAN SCHULZ CAN TASTE A BRONZE AS WELL. IT’S A CUTTING RACE. AND WADE STEWART POWERS HIS WAY THROUGH. AND FOR THE FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, WADE STEWART WILL GO HOME WITH A MEDAL IN TREE TOPPING. GOOD EFFORT BY BRIAN SCHULZ. OH. A NASTY SLIP RIGHT THERE FOR SCHULZ. HE IS ALL RIGHT. AND WADE STEWART WINS THE BRONZE.>>WADE, USING THAT BENCH PRESS TECHNIQUE WITH BEAUTIFUL STROKES TO GET THE WIN.>>JUST AN AMAZING PERFORMER IN TREE TOPPING, IS WADE STEWART. I MENTIONED HIS FIFTH MEDAL. ONE GOLD, ONE SILVER, NOW ADDS A THIRD BRONZE TO THE TROPHY CASE. HUG FROM HIS LADY AT THE BOTTOM AFTER THAT VICTORY. AND NOW WE MOVE OUR ATTENTION TO THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH. THE MAN WHO SPECIALIZED NOW EXCLUSIVELY IN TREE TOPPING, NO MORE SPEED CLIMBING FOR GREG HART. IT IS ALL ABOUT TREE TOPPING. AND YOU CAN SEE HE HAS WON TWO SILVERS TWOOND GOLDS IN TREE TOPPING AT THE GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES. BRIAN BARTOW ANY GOOD? I ASKED GREG HART BEFORE THIS EVENT WHO THE NEW KID ON BLOCK WAS, AND HE SAID BRIAN BARTOW. BRIAN BEAT ME HEAD TO HEAD TWO WEEKS AGO IN AN EVENT.>>BRIAN BARTOW ON RIGHT, VERY QUICK WITH THE CLIMB. REMEMBER, HE USES THE OLD SAW.>>A HUGE LEAD FOR BARTOW.>>GREG HART’S TIE-IN’S GOING TO HAVE TO BE FLAWLESS.>>NOW TO GET THE SAW UP.>>CLEAN THERE, TOO.>>GREG HART, PLAYING CATCH UP. A LITTLE TROUBLE GETTING THE SAW IN. BRIAN BARTOW, HALFWAY THROUGH. GREG HART, COMING ON STRONG. OH, BUT IT’S BRIAN BARTOW! BRIAN BARTOW, FOR HIS FIRST GOLD MEDAL IN TREE TOPPING, POWERED THROUGH HIS DISK, JUST A HAIR AHEAD OF GREG HART. NOW PAYING TRIBUTE TO YOUNG BRIAN BARTOW, GREG HART SAYING “YOU’RE THE MAN.”>>BARTOW HAD SUCH A LEAD IN THE CLIMB THERE WAS NO WAY GREG COULD CATCH HIM UP. THEN THE TIE-IN AT THE TOP. THIS IS THE CLEANEST I’VE SEEN BRIAN WITH A TIE, MAKING SURE HE IS SET. THE SAW CLAIM UP CLEANLY. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS THE OLD TECHNOLOGY TEETH, HE DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE. WATCH GREG TRYING TO GET STARTED. A LITTLE HITCH THERE. AND THEN SOME BOBBLES IN THE CUTTING. BRIAN BARTOW SHOWED HIS STRENGTH. AND IS OUR NEW GOLD MEDALIST.>>BRIAN BARTOW, CLEAN FROM BOTTOM TO TOP. AND A CHAMPION IN TREE TOPPING. AND JOHN IS STANDING BY WITH OUR MEDALISTS AND WHAT APPEARS TO BE A NEW LOOK GREG HART.>>NOT QUITE SURE WHO THIS OTHER GUY IS. I WAS LOOKING FOR A RED-HAIRED GUY FROM CANADA. DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE HAVING TO PLAY CATCH-UP UP ALL THE WAY THERE?>>I SAW HIM TURN A 36 AND KNEW I HAD TO TURN A 36 AND I DID, BUT HE JUST WENT THAT MUCH FASTER. SO AS YOU CAN SEE, I WANT TO BE LIKE BRIAN.>>BRIAN, YOUR IMPRESSION ON THIS NEW LOOK FROM GREG?>>I THINK IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. NEED TO SHAVE A LITTLE OFF THE SIDE. THE MULLETS ARE COMING BAG. WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO BRING THEM BACK.>>OKAY. AND NOW THAT YOU HAVE THE GOLD MEDAL WIN, HOW DO YOU FEEL, MAN? IT’S A FANTASTIC WIN.>>IT FEELS REALLY GOOD. JUST GOING UP AGAINST SOMEBODY LIKE GREG. MEAN, HE’S PROBABLY THE BEST SAWYER OUT THERE. I KNEW I HAD TO BEAT HIM TO THE TOP. AND THIS IS A REALLY GOOD RACE. I’M HAPPY I WON.>>AND OUR MEDAL BOARD LOOK LIKE THIS — GOLD GOES TO AMERICAN, BRIAN BARTOW, HIS FIRST GOLD IN THIS EVENT. THEN TWO CANADIAN, BOTH FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE BRONZE GOES TO WADE STEWART. AND A WONDERFUL TRIP TRA DITION WITH TREE TOPPER, MAKE YOUR CUT, THEN GRAB THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE. WELL, THAT’S IT FOR TREE TOPPING IT CONGRATULATION TO OUR MEDALIST. RIGHT NOW, WE’LL SEND YOU TO MERRIL AND JAMIE.>>WHAT A GREAT WAY TO CONCLUDE OUR COVERAGE HERE ON ESPN WITH TREE TOPPING. BRIAN BARTOW WINS GOLD AFTER THE LAST TWO YEARS WINNING BRONZE. HERE’S THE WINNING COOKIE FOR BRIAN BARTOW.>>BE SURE TO SWITCH OVER TO ABC SPORTS AT 3:30 EASTERN, WE’RE GOING TO GIVE AWAY THREE MORE GOLD MEDALS, WOMEN’S LOG ROLLING ARCHERY AND BIG AIR DOG. — Captions by VITAC —

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