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Stewart fastest man up a tree

Updated: June 15, 2005, 11:48 AM ET
By Dave Landahl | Great Outdoor Games staff — July 10, 2004

MADISON, Wis. — In the time it takes a Wisconsin Badger fan to down a brat and a beer, gold medalist Wade Stewart made it to the top of the tree and back again in the Speed Climbing event.

Equipment failures and injuries defined the outcome of the medal picture at this year's ESPN Great Outdoor Games, but there is no denying Stewart, a British Columbia native, can climb and repel a 65-foot tree with the best of them.

"I feel lucky to win the gold medal at this years games," said ...

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