Logging Competition

So, a couple of weeks ago a friend asked me if I’ve ever ran a two man buck saw. Way back when I was getting my Wildland Firefighter Sawyer Cert, I had to learn all manner of motor-less logging equipment for working in “Wilderness Areas” , so I was stupid enough to admit this to him. Anyways this is what I did today. (These are professionals, competing in “The Jack and Jill” event) Photobucket
This is Don and myself (facing away from the camera) Photobucket My partner, Don (who had never ran a cross-cut buck saw) and I finished our cut in 35 seconds, it was last place, but I sure had fun competing. Our four man relay team (how I got suckered in) finished around fourth, and this event had a lot of teams (almost all professional loggers) since there was a $1000 winner take all purse. Colin did the ax throw and had a respectable 5 throw and tag, our log truck strapper was probable the second fastest there, and Don and I weren’t the slowest on the buck saw.

This event was part of our Flint Creek Valley Days celebration and was sponsored by a lot of local businesses and Montana Logging Association I’m taking K and WR to the Street Dance latter tonight also.

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  1. These were always awesome to watch on tv! How cool to actually compete!

    I’ve used the crosscut saws before during trail work around Shenandoah, which I thought was kind of cool.

    [walks off whistling “I’m a lumberjack and I’m O.K…..]

  2. I’ve actually had a couple guys tell me you could really split wood…

  3. PoS, should we save a spot on the team for you next year? Jac, I’m not really sure what you mean……….and really don’t want to. Shouldn’t you be doing something like updating your blog or moving North already?

  4. Interesting article!

    Next year use a modern saw!


  5. intresting… I remember my first 2 man saw event… I was asked to go to an event with a 71 year old customer of mine… Little did I know that he had recuited me as his new “uglier half” of the Buck saw team… At the time I was just over 6’1″ and a chiseled 270# bull of a 25 year old… By the end of the day we had placed third, and I thought the ol man had killed me… We continued for several years into the late 90’s when “Snake” Drake and the “Mongoose” Burbach finally hung up the saw… Good Times and Great people… and to my friend Snake… Go rest high my friend go rest high…

  6. I saw a show like this at the state fair. always fun to watch the competitions.

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