STIHL TIMBERSPORTS speed climb final
COLUMBUS, Ga. In diving and gymnastics, the landing is everything. Apparently the same can be said of speed climbing.
In the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series tree climb finals, Brian Bartow stayed vertical and his feet tagged the landing mat 22 hundredths of a second before Derek Knutson to win with a time of 11.43 seconds.
"If I had been standing up when I hit the pad, I think it would have been closer," Knutson said.
The Hayward, Wis., resident over rotated during the last ...
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