This is a look back at some of the people and teams making news in the St. Croix Valley 10 years ago, as reported in the Stillwater Gazette.
Outdoors — Jamie Fischer captures three gold medals in the Great Outdoors Games televised on ESPN. The Stillwater graduate repeats as champion in the boom run and won additional titles in log rolling and in the mixed doubles boom run with his teammate Tanya Fischer. Following the Great Outdoor Games, Fischer sets a new world record while winning the boom run at the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, Wis. He also captures the championship in the log rolling to join his father, Jim Fischer, (the 1972 world champion) and his grandfather Harold Fischer, who won 14 world titles in track and fancy log rolling with partner Bob Teske.
Track and Field — Stillwater pole vaulter John Lund stands eighth in his age group in the USA Track and Field national rankings. Lund, 50, vaults 12 feet (3.65 meters) to win the 50-54 age group at a USATF Summer League Meet at Hamline University.
Football — Stillwater graduate Nate Dwyer prepares for his second NFL training camp with the Arizona Cardinals.
Fishing — Jerry Hein of Stillwater cashes a $10,000 paycheck after placing sixth in the RCL Walleye Tour tournament in Devil’s Lake, N.D. Hein weighs in 19 walleyes during the four-day event for a total weight of more than 77 pounds.