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ESPN Great Outdoor Games TV Schedule

19 Hours of Coverage Begins On ABC Sports

by: ESPN Outdoors,

(Jul. 15, 2003 - Reno-Tahoe, NV) July 19 ABC Sports, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine for 19 hours of programming from Reno-Tahoe and the 2003 ESPN Great Outdoor Games Presented by Dodge. The first telecasts will be Saturday – a one-hour show on ABC at 3:30 p.m. followed by shows on ESPN at 4:30 and 9 p.m. ESPN will also have programming on Sunday afternoon and Monday night; ESPN2 will carry the Games on Sunday and Tuesday nights, as well as highlight shows the rest of next week.

Mark Malone returns as host, joined by a team of ESPN Outdoors hosts, as well as commentators familiar to ESPN viewers for their work on such sports as football, basketball, hockey and auto racing who are avid outdoors enthusiasts.

The fourth annual Great Outdoor Games – the ultimate championship of outdoor sports – featured more than 200 competitors (more than 250 including the dogs) battling for more than $300,000 in prize money. There are 23 events in four sport categories – Fishing, Target Sports, Timber Events and Sporting Dogs. The four-day event was held July 10-13 in a new venue – the Reno-Tahoe region, "America's Adventure Place."

ESPN GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES TV SCHEDULE
(19 original hours on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC; all times ET; subject to change)
DATE TIME (ET) NETWORK LENGTH CONTENT
Sat.., July 19 3:30 p.m. ABC 1.0 hours Big Air, Women's Boom Run, Rifle, Bass Fishing & Speed Climbing
4:30 p.m. ESPN 2.5 Fly Fishing, Rifle, Agility (Large),Men's Boom Run, Tree Topping & Retrievers
9:00 p.m. ESPN 2.0 Women's Log Rolling, Springboard,Agility-Weave (Large), Tree Topping & Shot Gun
Sun., July 20 3:30 p.m. ESPN 2.5 Women's Boom Run, Retrievers, Archery,Women's Endurance, Bass Fishing,Spring Board & Big Air
9:00 p.m. ESPN2 2.0 Archery, Bass Fishing, Men's Endurance,Men's Log Rolling, Agility (Small),& Hot Saw
Mon., July 21 8:00 p.m. ESPN 2.0 Big Air, Bass Fishing, Team Relay,Agility-Weave (Small) & Speed Climbing
Tue., July 22 8:00 p.m. ESPN2 2.0 Big Air, Boom Run Mixed Doubles,Bass Fishing, Team Relay, Shot Gun & Speed Climbing

HIGHLIGHT SHOWS
Wed., July 23
1:00 a.m. - *ESPN2
1.0
Timber Events, part 1/Bass Fishing
Thurs., July 24 12:30 a.m. - *ESPN2 1.0 Sporting Dogs
Fri., July 25 12:30 a.m. - *ESPN2 1.0 Target Sports/Fly Fishing
Sat., July 26 12:30 a.m. - **ESPN2 1.0 Timber Events, part 2
Sat., July 26 12:00 MID - *** ESPN2 1.0 Gold Medal Winners
* - repeated the next day at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET.
** - repeated the 28th at 9 a.m. and the 29th at 3 p.m.
*** - repeated the 29th at 9 a.m. and the 30th at 3 p.m.

2003 ESPN GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES EVENTS
Fishing
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Bass Fishing (10 competitors in two-man teams)
- Fly Fishing (longest fish caught; seeding by fly casting round)
Timber Events - Hot Saw (three cuts with a chain saw through a log)
- Springboard (timed event as participants chop into vertical pole, place block into pole and climb)
- Men's Endurance (cumulative time for three events: Underhand Chop, Standing Chop, Single Buck)
- Women's Endurance (cumulative time for three events: Underhand Chop, Single Buck, Stock Saw)
- Speed Climbing
- Team Relay (five events, five-person male/female teams)
- Tree Topping (climbers ascend pole and saw top off in timed event)
- Men's/Women's Log Rolling
- Men's/Women's Boom Run
- Boom Run Mixed Doubles (two-person teams)
Sporting Dogs - Agility (timed obstacle course, large and small dog divisions)
- Big Air (long jump into lake)
- Retriever Trials
- Agility Weave (dogs race side-by-side; large and small dog divisions)
Target Sports - Archery
- Rifle
- Shotgun

2003 ESPN GREAT OUTDOOR GAMES COMMENTATORS
Host Mark Malone
Roving Reporter Jamie Little
Host Analyst
Timber Events (Climbing/sawing events)
Bill Clement John Hughes
Timber Events (Water events)
Adrian Karsten Sean Duffy
Sporting Dogs (Big Air)
Adrian Karsten Jimmy Dykes
Sporting Dogs (Agility)
Paul Page Jimmy Dykes
Sporting Dogs (Retriever Trials)
Tommy Sanders Justin Tackett
Bass Fishing
Ron Franklin Ish Monroe
Fly Fishing
Steve Porino ---
Target Sports
Tommy Sanders Shari LeGate