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STIHL TIMBERSPORTS speed climb semifinals

Updated: June 28, 2008, 7:02 PM ET
Kyle Carter, ESPNOutdoors.com

Derek Knutson vs. Cassidy Scheer

Derek Knutson went 60 feet up in about 9 seconds and came back down in about 2 to win the first speed climb semifinal by half-a-second over Cassidy Scheer.

The only problem was that Knutson hit a crease in the mat that is placed below the climbers to cushion falls that have been clocked at 45 mph, leaving only a steel platform to meet his tail end.

Knutson rolled around in pain after landing but eventually walked away.

"I'm feeling like ...

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