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Roll: Fischer wins disputed gold

Updated: July 7, 2005, 7:56 PM ET
By Sam Eifling | Great Outdoor Games staff

RENO, Nev. — Surprisingly few people seemed to notice J.R. Salzman when he stalked away from the Log Rolling pond and to his tent, considering that his gold medal in the event had just been overturned in a crushing turn of fortune.

The two-time ESPN Great Outdoor Games Log Rolling gold medalist had just won a dramatic finals round against Jamie Fischer in a lather of white water and pinwheeling arms. Piranhas could have been devouring a mule in that water.

Fischer fell, then ...

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