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July 14 Great Outdoor Games notes
Notes, quotes and facts & figures from the ESPN Great Outdoor Games for July 14, 2002.

July 13 Great Outdoor Games notes
Notes, quotes and facts & figures from the ESPN Great Outdoor Games for July 13, 2002.

July 12 Great Outdoor Games notes
Great Outdoor Games notes, July 12

July 11 Great Outdoor Games notes
Notes, quotes and facts & figures from the ESPN Great Outdoor Games for July 11, 2002.

July 10 Great Outdoor Games notes
Notes, quotes and facts & figures from the ESPN Great Outdoor Games for July 10, 2002.

Jerry McKinnis: Mel Lentz, hero
Let me introduce you to Mel Lentz, the best athlete you've never heard of.

Shari LeGate: Shotgun preview
It's a whole new game in this year's shotgun competition at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games.

Jerry McKinnis: Bass All-Stars
Let's look at this bass fishing field of competitors like baseball players.

Tommy Sanders: Picking a winner
A few decidedly unscientific hot tips on selected contests.

Angie Thompson: Lake Placid, Jim McKay's kind of town
ABC's Wide World of Sports' Jim McKay had a real appreciation for sports out of the mainstream

Spirit of competition resonates in Lake Placid
Lake Placid has outdoor sports in its DNA, and everywhere there are reminders why.

Yelas won't miss next year's Games
Classic champ Yelas will be sure not to miss the Games next year

Stay tuned for more Games action on TV
Crowds during the week numbered 57,050, nearly doubling the attendance at the 2001 Games.

Coverage begins July 20 on ABC; 19 hours planned
For the first time, the ESPN Great Outdoor Games will begin on ABC, with one hour Saturday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Swimming, now that's the Ticket
It's appropriate that water is featured in the Retriever Trials. Without water, the gold medalist would have retired long ago.

Kjos looking closely at retrievers
You may not recognize the name, but if you enjoy photographs of retrievers, you've seen his work.

A sport for all dogs
Some dogs competing in the Agility events are mixed breeds, but they're the "All-Americans."

Retrievers readied for trials competition
Super Sue and her handler hope to hold off the competition in defending the Retriever Trials gold medal.

Four-legged athletes going for the gold
Two familiar names to Agility Dog fans will defend their gold medal titles in the medal round Sunday.

Country music's Travis Tritt to play the Games
Nashville singing/songwriter sensation Travis Tritt will bring his "Down the Road I Go" tour to Lake Placid July 14.

ESPN announces sponsorships for the 2002 Games
Dodge enjoys multi-year deal as presenting sponsor.

Day 3 wrap-up
Grigsby's victory in Bass Fishing highlighted the third day of competition.

Thliveros hooks into third finals
Two-time Great Outdoor Games gold medallist Peter Thliveros brought in an 11-pound, 7-ounce limit for the second-heaviest weight in the qualifying round Friday.

Medals awarded in six sports
Six sports wrapped up competition Friday and there was preliminary action in an additional four.

Shooters double-up in target event
If it's a sporting weapon, chances are Randy Hendrix and Jackie Caudle are deadly accurate with it.

Grigsby, Thliveros among bassers moving on to final
The focus of Shaw Grigsby's occupation as a professional angler is to catch bass, but this Floridian's true fishing passion revolves around the variety of fish swimming in the sea.

Bass amateur advances past pros
Ken Christ, the only amatuer in the Bass Fishing event, has made the final cut — edging out several popular pros.

Star Wars technology lands in bass boats
Stars Wars technology will be unveiled and tested during this year's Great Outdoor Games Bass Fishing event.

Thliveros cautious as he tries to defend Bass crown
Being the Great Outdoor Games' only winner in the Bass Fishing event comes with its own pressures.

Bass pros eagerly await GO Games
Bass pros fortunate enough to earn an invitation to the ESPN Great Outdoor Games look forward to the two-day tournament with an eagerness rarely seen among these seasoned pros.

This basser has a reason to dream
For Ken Christ, fishing in the BASSMASTERS Classic has always been a reasonable dream. But the GO Games?

Shotgun contest undergoes face lift
The new Shotgun format in the ESPN Great Outdoor Games will likely produce some new heroes.

U.S., New Zealand tied in the medal count after Day 1
Timber events were center stage on Thursday as the first medals of the 2002 ESPN Great Outdoor Games were awarded in Hot Saw and Springboard.

Families flocking to the GO Games
Pilgrimage to enjoy the third annual competition in Lake Placid a familial scene

City kids get a feel for the sporting life at GO Games
ESPN has invited 2O children from the WOW-Wonderful Outdoor World program in Washington D.C. to the ESPN Great Outdoor Games.

A Frankenstein chainsaw
When Dennis Daun wades into the Hot Saw competition, he dresses as if for battle, with double-protection chaps, chain mail protecting his ankles and, in his shoes, armor made to protect against shark bites.

Not your average axe
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — David Bolstad is not your average lumberjack sportsman. But then again, lumberjack sports aren't about going out into the woods and chopping firewood for the fireplace.

Tango in Lake Placid
Even among sporting dogs there are two-sport athletes. Meet Tango, the Bo Jackson of canine competitors.

An international outdoor sports celebration
It is a celebration of sport unlike any other. Amateur athletes and their fans have the Olympics. Professional athletes and their fans have all-star games and championship events. And the outdoor athletes and the

Archery's head games sure to be GO Games pleaser
When Rod White of Sparta, Wis., says the archery competition at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games is less about accuracy and more about "what's between your ears," people figure he knows what he's talking about.

Fastest guns to converge in N.Y. at the GO Games
Hollywood may have popularized the concept of the fastest gun in the West. But the ESPN Great Outdoor Games has taken it to a new level.

The inside story on the GO Games
The inside story on the ESPN Great Outdoor Games

Adirondacks taylor-made for GO Games
Though the GO Games are only three years old, there's nothing new about these sports, especially in Lake Placid.

Timber events a family affair for the Duffys
Family, fun and a few splinters along the way.

Nothing trendy about these Games, thank goodness
Ask a city kid sometime what he thinks of the Great Outdoor Games and wait for the blank stare to roll in.

The Unforgettable Trial
Qualifying for the Retriever Trials of the ESPN Great Outdoor Games is tougher than it looks.

Strategy is the key in the GO Games' One Fish event
In the One Fish event, an angler's largest trout doesn't always bring home the Gold.

GO Games commentators announced
Mark Malone will again host the ESPN Great Outdoor Games Presented by Dodge, leading the list of returning commentators,

Winning never gets old for this retriever team
Jerry Day and his yellow Lab, Super Sue, are considered the team to beat in this year's Retriever Trials competition.

Games float wins July 4th contest
Great Outdoor Games float wins July 4th contest

Art contest winner named
Art contest winner named

New Zealand lumberjacks hit the States for status
The world's best lumberjacks travel from New Zealand to the United States to earn the recognition they deserve.

Labs back on top with world record leap
Haley, a 16-month-old yellow Lab from Bloomington, Minn., has set a new Big Air world record of 23 feet, 4 inches.

Defending flyfishing champ hopes for second straight
Last year's Fly Fishing gold medal winner is nursing a tender hamstring, but don't count him out quite yet.

VanDam to fish Lake Placid
VanDam plots strategy as top anglers put heat on the water

Countdown to the ESPN Great Outdoor Games
Free event returns to Lake Placid July 11-14

Wynyard takes TimberSports Series lead
New Zealand's Jason Wynyard takes command of the Stihl TimberSports Series in Memphis, Tn.

Stihl Timbersport Series: Wynyard back on track for title
June 1 Report from the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival in Memphis, Tn.

Stihl Timbersport Series: Qualifying done, now comes real thing
May 31 report from the Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival in Memphis, Tn.

In Stihl TimberSports series clash, one titan will fall
Jason Wynyard and Dave Bolstad are expected to battle it out for the "top lumberjack" title.

Local dogs leap into GO Games
Lake Placid, NY — Nick Fiacco and his dog Sosa, a three year old Chocolate Lab from Saranac Lake, won the ESPN Great Outdoor Games local dog qualifying event held Saturday, June 1, at Mirror Lake.

Local dogs to leap for ESPN GOG Big Air berth
Canines from around the Adirondacks will have the opportunity to qualify for the Big Air competition.

ESPN Great Outdoor Games schedule released
The ESPN Great Outdoor Games brings four days of top-notch outdoor competition to Lake Placid.

Great Outdoor Games volunteer job descriptions
Even if you don't have the skills to compete at this year's games, you can still join in on the fun.

Little Rock rolls with Sporting Dog Challenge event
The final day of competition at the ESPN Sporting Dog Challenge brought more than 600 faithful fans to Little Rock's Murray Park.

Sporting Dog Challenge heads to Little Rock
Murray Park in Little Rock, Ark. will host the Sporting Dog Challenge April 20-21, 2002.

Aptly named Fisher wins flyfishing qualifier
Andy Fisher of Cody, Wyo., won a Great Outdoor Games flyfishing qualifier in Wyoming.

Flyfishing qualifier lands in Wyoming
Johnson County, Wyo. will offer four anglers the chance to qualify for the Fly Fishing competition.

Lake Placid selected for third GOG in 2002
ESPN, Inc. has selected Lake Placid, N.Y. to host the third annual Great Outdoor Games, the premier outdoor sports competition, July 11-14, 2002.

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