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May 17, 2004
Nevadans weigh in on sports*
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May 17, 2004

The Poll

Nevadans weigh in on sports*

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1 University of Nevada
The Reno school reached the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 for the first time in 2004 after upsetting Michigan State and Gonzaga.

2 Pole Vault Summit
This competition among world-class vaulters is held on a stage at the Reno Hilton.

3 Truckee River Whitewater Park
You can kayak and raft through downtown Reno in the park, which has been in use since November.

4 Reno
The Jack Johnson-James J. Jeffries heavyweight title fight, held in this city in 1910, helped inspire the play and movie The Great White Hope.

5 Chance Kretschmer
The Nevada running back from Tonopah led the NCAA in rushing as a freshman in 2001.

6 Kyle Busch
The Las Vegas native and younger brother of Kurt Busch twice finished second in Busch Series races in 2003.

7 Tasha Schwikert
The 2000 Olympic gymnast, who helped the U.S. women finish fourth, is from Las Vegas.

8 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
About 140,000 attend the annual NASCAR race here every March.

9 Marcus Banks
The Celtics rookie and UNLV alum went to Cimarron-Memorial High in Vegas.

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