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