• Hot Saw

    Hot Saw

    In this discipline, the competitor uses a customized chain saw with a modified engine, usually taken from a personal watercraft or snowmobile. At the signal, the competitor starts the saw and makes three cuts. With only six inches of wood to work with, precision is key. If the competitor saws outside of the designated six

  • Underhand Chop

    Underhand Chop

    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 ax. Before chopping all the way through he must turn and complete the cut from the other side. Time ends when the log is severed completely. The challenge

  • Single Buck

    Single Buck

    The competitor makes one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a single man cross-cut saw. The competitor may have a helper wedge his cut into the log to prevent the saw teeth from sticking. Time ends when the block is clearly severed. The primary challenges of this event are technique, brute strength and

  • Stock Saw & Standing Block Chop

    Stock Saw & Standing Block Chop

    Stock Saw The stock saw discipline is a true test of operator ability. The competitor uses a MS 660 STIHL Magnum” chain saw and begins with both hands on the log and the chain saw idling on the deck. At the gun, the sawyer makes two cuts through 16 inches of white pine. With only

  • Springboard Chop

    Springboard Chop

    A discipline 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 ax to chop pockets into a 9-foot poplar pole and then place 6-inch wide springboard platforms into the pockets. Climbing up on the springboards, the competitor chops through

  • Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series

    Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series

    Since its inception in 2003, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Series has grown in leaps and bounds. Every year the increase in participating schools illustrates its popularity and success. The Series currently boasts more than 52 schools that compete, a big jump from just six schools in 2005. Participating schools select their best lumberjack to go