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  1. Koenig hits gold with rifle

    Steve Wright

    An exorcism took place in the rifle competition at ESPN's Great Outdoor Games Saturday. Doug Koenig performed the ceremony with his .22 caliber rifle.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  2. Collins bags Archery gold

    Steve Wright

    Darren Collins has achieved what might be called an archery polar opposite achievement in the last three months. In May, Collins killed a polar bear with his bow. In near 100-degree heat Friday, Collins earned a gold medal in the Great Outdoors Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  3. Swimming: Now that's the ticket

    Steve Wright

    Retriever Ticket swims back into form

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  4. McFarland casts to first

    Steve Wright

    It's been a shocking few days for fly fisherman Mike McFarland. The first jolt came when McFarland took his first flight ever enroute to the Games. The second jolt came when he was announced as the top finisher in the fly casting competition.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  5. Shotgun format, Purser return

    Steve Wright

    There were two winners last year in the Shotgun competition. Robby Purser from Macon, Ga., won the gold medal. A new format — both easier for spectators to understand and more fun for competitors — also was declared a winner.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  6. Hoeschler Boom Runs to gold

    Steve Wright

    Judy Hoeschler was shocked to hear what came out of her daughter's mouth after the women's boom run practice. "She said, 'Mom, I'm going to win this thing,'" Judy recalled. Sixteen-year-old Abi Hoeschler then went on to win the Boom Run gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  7. Egan shocked by Fly gold

    Steve Wright

    Lance Egan decided it was time to cut his losses. After catching a 23-inch brown trout and a 19-inch rainbow trout during a practice session earlier in the week, Egan simply wanted to keep from zeroing when he caught an 11-inch trout.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2005
  8. Wynyard withstands a challenge

    Steve Wright

    Jason Wynyard holds three gold medals in the Men's Endurance event at ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. However, two years ago, it was his brother-in-law, Dion Lane, who gave him his only semifinal defeat in the event.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  9. Wilson wins casting competition

    Steve Wright

    First-time qualifier John Wilson made his presence known in the ESPN Great Outdoor Games Fly Casting event Thursday. Wilson, a fly fishing guide from Russellville, Ark., compiled the highest score ever in the casting event with 2,464.6 points.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  10. Mears, 17, sweeps up Shotgun

    Steve Wright

    When 17-year-old Travis Mears stepped to the awards stand to receive the gold medal he earned in Saturday night's ESPN Outdoor Games shotgun competition, he looked like he'd been there before. And he had, if only in his mind.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  11. 'Second place sucks'

    Steve Wright

    Randy Ulmer has earned silver medals in each of the last two ESPN Great Outdoor Games Archery Events. He can sum up his feelings about those silver medals in three words. "Second place sucks," said Ulmer.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  12. Salzman ships off in style

    Steve Wright

    Twenty-five-year-old J.R. Salzman may be overseas in a U.S. Army uniform during next year's ESPN Great Outdoor Games. If so, Salzman shipped off in style.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  13. Cumming shoots to Rifle gold

    Steve Wright

    Mike Cumming has been on the medal stand before at the Great Outdoor Games — he won the bronze in the rifle event last year. But when he defeated Doug Koenig and Jerry Miculek in the finals to win the gold it was nothing less than an upset.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  14. Fly: Egan toughs it out again

    Steve Wright

    A year ago, Lance Egan was shocked when an 11-inch brown trout earned him a Fly Fishing gold medal on the Truckee River. But Egan felt confident Friday when he landed a 13.75-inch trout less than halfway through his afternoon session.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  15. Old dogs learn new tricks

    Steve Wright

    Eight-year-old Labrador retriever Achilles proved you can teach an old dog new tricks. In fact, during Wednesday's Retriever Trial, Achilles and handler J. Paul Jackson showed it might be easier to teach an old dog new tricks.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005
  16. Unsung Rodriguez rifles to win

    Steve Wright

    Unheralded Rodriguez rifles to win

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2005