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Hot Zone: Watson, Split connect

Updated: July 10, 2005, 4:10 PM ET
ESPN Outdoors Communications — July 9, 2005

CELEBRATION, Fla. — Ron Watson and his border collie Split overcame gusty winds that hindered all competitors and won the gold medal in the Hot Zone flying disc competition Saturday at ESPN's Great Outdoor Games presented by Dodge at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Hot Zone event, in its first year as part of the Games, is designed to showcase the leaping and catching ability of dogs, their speed and the strategy and throwing accuracy of handlers.

Dogs must make a catch ...

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