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Mel Lentz, hero

Updated: July 7, 2005, 7:56 PM ET
By Jerry McKinnis | Great Outdoor Games announcer
Host of ESPN2's "The Fishin' Hole"

I have a confession: I'm a sports junkie. I have been all my life, keeping track of all the scores, the rules and, most of all, the players.

Like most sport junkies I have heroes. Guys like "Stan the Man" and Bob Gibson and today's normal superstars like Michael Jordan and Big Mac. But for the past 15 years I've been following closely an obscure sport that has produced one of my greatest sporting heroes.

That sport is lumberjack competitions. It is gaining popularity, but it remains ...

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