Our Dells Lumberjack Show Athletes

Professional, World Champion, Lumberjack Athletes

Cassidy Scheer – Show Director

Cassidy has been competing professionally in lumberjack sports for over 20 years, winning 7 world titles in speed climbing and 6 medals at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games. A true all around competitor, he is also ranked in the top 5 in logrolling and is a midwest regional qualifier for the Stihl Timbersports Series professional chopping and sawing competition. Cassidy’s extended family is very active in lumberjack sports and has a combined 30 world titles. Cassidy’s father Fred is the founder and owner of the Scheer’s Lumberjack Show in Hayward and Minocqua, Wisconsin. In his spare time he enjoys steelhead fishing and spending time with his wife and young daughter.

Cassidy’s Stats

  • Best Event – Speed Climb 97%
  • Favorite Event – Canoe Joust 80%
  • Home Town – Hayward, WI 100%

WILLY “JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME” VANDENLANGENBURG

This hometown boy is quickly becoming a hometown hero in the lumber-jacking department. Despite only being in his third season, he is already proficient in all lumberjack disciplines. He is especially good at the speed climb – placing 3rd in the 90’ open climb at last year’s lumberjack world championships. He is a budding chopper and sawyer as well, placing a close second in the Midwest collegiate qualifier of the Stihl Timbersports Series. Athletics come naturally to Willy. He was a two time Wisconsin state qualifier in wrestling and the starting running back on his high school football team. Willy is a college student at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

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Willy’s Stats

  • Best Event – Speed Climb 90%
  • Favorite Event – Underhand Chop 87%
  • Home Town – Wisconsin Dells, WI 100%

CHASE FLACKEY

Chase is certain to become a rising star in the lumberjack world. His strong athletic background in wrestling and pole vaulting have him on a very rapid skill progression. He is already one of the fastest speed climbers and boom runners in the show. In addition to being a top athlete Chase has wry wit and is one of our strongest contributors to developing new jokes in the show! This also makes him a fine MC. In his spare time he enjoys rock climbing, trail riding, and ballin’. Chase is also a student studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Chase’s Stats

  • Best Event – Log Roll 96%
  • Favorite Event – Pole Climb 84%
  • Home Town – Wisconsin Dells, WI 100%

CHAS HAAS

This jack with a man bun is quickly becoming a feared axeman and sawyer. His muscular frame, savage swing, and German heritage have earned him the well deserved nickname “Bavarian Barbarian”. Just this past April Chas won the Midwest collegiate qualifier for the Stihl Timbersports Series and will compete in the finals in Milwaukee come July. Another notable fact is that Chas’s great-grandfather was a lumberjack in one of the last Northern Wisconsin logging camps located near Birchwood, WI. Chas enjoys the outdoors and fishing and hopes to pursue a career in ecology or natural resource management after he graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse.

Chas’s Stats

  • Best Event – Standing Block Chop 93%
  • Favorite Event – Underhand Chop 91%
  • Home Town – Sobieski, WI 100%

BRIAN STEARNS

Brian is our resident logrolling expert. He has been competing in the sport for over 10 years and is currently ranked 6th in the world by the International Logrolling Association. He is quickly becoming skilled at the axe throw, speed climb, and hot saw as well. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and rocking out to some hot jams.

Brian’s Stats

  • Best Event – Boom Run 98%
  • Favorite Event – Log Roll 94%
  • Home Town – Oconomowoc, WI 100%

CHESTER ISACCSON

This sophomore season lumberjack is our resident axe-throwing magician. If you give him a target, he will without a doubt be able to throw the axe somewhere near it. In addition to the axe throw Chester is also an excellent boom runner and speed climber. Chester attends Wisconsin Dells High School and starts both ways on the football team. In his spare time this farm-boy enjoys chopping logs and raising hogs.

Chester’s Stats

  • Best Event – Axe Throw 92%
  • Favorite Event – Speed Climb 94%
  • Home Town – Wisconsin Dells, WI 100%

MIKE “Polish Paul Bunyan” PAKOS

This second year jack is quickly becoming a feared axeman. His 6’4” frame allows him to effortlessly put a big arc on the axe and slice away at those wood fibers with wild abandon. When it comes together perfectly we call it a Mikepakolypse! Athleticism comes natural to Mike. In addition to being a skilled golfer, Mike is also a place kicker for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team.

Mike’s Stats

  • Best Event – Axe Throw 89%
  • Favorite Event – Speed Climb 93%
  • Home Town – Wisconsin Dells, WI 100%

NICK KRUSCHKE

Nick Krueske is an absolute savage. He is feared in the lumberjack camps by man and beast alike. Do not cross him or you will feel the wrath of thunderous water kicks and flying wood splinters. Proceed with challenging him to a lumberjack duel at your own risk.

Nick’s Stats

  • Best Event – Hot Saw 94%
  • Favorite Event – West Coast Choker Race 95%
  • Home Town – Newport, WI 100%

TROY RYAN

Troy is from the Wisconsin Dells and when not MC’ing the lumberjack show he teaches drivers education and coaches golf at the local high school. Showbiz is nothing new to Troy – he performed in and MC’ed at the Tommy Bartlett Show for numerous years.

Troy’s Stats

  • Best Event – MC’ing 100%
  • Favorite Event – Mic Drop 100%
  • Home Town – Wisconsin Dells, WI 100%

See what our guests are saying

"I absolutely loved it. The lumber Jacks are real and funny. They put on an awesome show. I love how they get the crowd involved. Willy, brian, Ryan and Chaz are all amazing. I will definitely come again. I also found a great long sleeve shirt I bought. Thank you so much for the great show. Plus you can get snacks and drinks if you want."

Lori K

Trip Adviser Review 2016

"Last year my sisters and I unfortunately came to the Dells in the off season and missed the show. Finally, almost a year later, we returned and caught the show Thursday night. It was well worth the wait. We laughed non stop and enjoyed it so much that we're coming back before we bid the Dells farewell."

Layne Z.

Facebook Review 2016

"Great show!! Definitely recommend for the whole family. Lots of laughs had by all for sure. Our daughter was able to go on stage during the show. The guys were all very friendly, they signed autographs and visited with us after the show. Definitely worth the money.."

Heather C

Trip Adviser Review 2016

Fun For All Ages

Our lumberjack events appeal to sports and action enthusiasts of all ages. To top it off we add in a few jokes for the kids as well as some veiled humor geared towards adults. There is fun crowd interaction throughout the entire show, including a post-show meet and greet with the jacks.

Shows Rain or Shine

Our covered grandstand ensures that you will stay dry, shaded, and comfortable during any type weather. Also, our jacks are tough, so shows will only be canceled in the case of severe weather which is deemed dangerous for the crowd or our lumberjacks.

World Class Athletes

Our show director Cassidy Scheer is a 7 time world champion speed climber. He only hires top athletes and then trains them to a world class level. Our jacks regularly compete at the Stihl Timbersports Series, Lumberjack World Championships, and U.S. Open Logrolling tour.

Real Lumberjack Competition

All of our show events are a modern day, competitive depiction of old time lumberjack workaday skills. You’ll see logrolling, speed climbing, and the chopping and sawing of logs with highly tuned axes and saws, all at a very competitive level.

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