Lumberjack Classic

Professional Competitive Competition

36 Lumber Jacks & Jills will join us to compete in 6 events showcasing their skills. The competition will also feature chain saw demos from STIHL between events.  The Lumberjack Classic is a free event, open to the public.  Beer & food concessions will be available at the event site.

The Lumberjack competition events kickoff at 12 p.m. and run through 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23 at Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows.


Timber for this event is coming from Princeton, West VA, a pine plantation that is part of a regenerative forest.

  • Standing Block Chop

    Men & Women's Event

    Mimicking the felling of a tree, the competitor races to chop through 12 to 14 inches of vertical white pine.


  • Underhand Chop

    Men's & Women's Event

    The competitor stands with feet apart on a 12- to 14-inch white pine log. At the signal, he begins to chop through the log with his racing axe.


  • Springboard Chop

    Men's Only Event

    An event based on the need for old-time loggers to establish a cutting platform above the massive root bases of old growth trees, the competitor uses an axe to chop pockets into a 9-foot poplar pole and then place 6-inch wide springboard platforms into the pockets.


  • Hot saw

    Men's Only Event

    In this event, the competitor uses a customized chainsaw with a modified engine, usually taken from a personal watercraft or snowmobile.


  • Stock Saw

    Women's Only Event

    The stock saw event is a true test of operator ability. The competitor uses an MS 661 STIHL chainsaw and begins with both hands on the log and the chainsaw idling on the deck.


  • Double Buck

    Team Event

    The competitors make one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a two person cross-cut saw.

  • Jack and Jill