The Dells Lumberjack Show
A Real Lumberjack Competition
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See The Lumberjacks in Action.
Nothing is quite like seeing Wisconsin Dells only Real Lumberjack Competition first hand, but we attempted to put together a few highlights so you can see a small sample of what to expect to see when you get here.
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Fighting wasn't allowed in logging camps. Instead, lumberjacks jumped into canoes and battered each other with mackinaw wrapped sticks. Last team standing wins!
Standing Block Chop
This mimics the felling of a tree with an axe. The lumberjacks will chop halfway through a vertically mounted log, then will turn and finish the cut from the opposite side.
In order to pass the time on their day off, lumberjacks would throw axes at an upturned stump. Wagering for money or the designation of who would clean the outhouses was common. Don't miss!
A team of two lumberjacks push and pull a traditional peg and raker saw through a log. Crosscut saws were used for most tree-felling and bucking purposes in the old time logging camps.
Spring Board Chop
Lumberjacks insert a springboard plank into notches in a tree, ascend it, and then fell it with an axe. This is the most technical, tiring, and dangerous of the chopping events.
This event is a relay of basic logging tool skills and requires dexterity and agility. Lumberjacks must roll and set a log with a canthook, cut a cookie with a chainsaw, and set a choker cable.
The lumberjacks cut three cookies as fast as they can using Stihl MS 660 stock saws that have been modified to cut at a much higher rpm. Fast hands and proper application of pressure on the saw are a must.
Two jacks roll, spin, and bob a cedar log in the water, trying to knock the other jack in. All around athleticism, balance, speed, and concentration make a good logroller.
One of our jacks will demonstrate their artistic side using a chainsaw and piece of wood. Shenanigans may or may not ensue. It's a fun event with an unexpected and sometimes funny outcome.
Log booms are a chain of logs used to corral wood at a sawmill holding pond. In the boom run the jacks race from one end to the other hoping not to fall in. Whoever gets the most logs wins.
Using the same gear as a utility lineman, our jacks will climb a 50 foot spar pole up and down as fast as they can. This event is the most dangerous, daring, and exhilarating of all lumberjack events.
West Coast Choker Race
On the west coast they cut big timber in treacherous terrain. This race is a relay of skills the choker setter would use in his daily work routine. The highlight is running across a spinning log with an 80 lb. choker in hand.
We finish off the show with a relay of 4 events in rapid succession. This is a grueling event for the jacks as they have to climb, chop, and saw in rapid succession.
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