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Northwoods Spotlight: Lumberjack GamesSubmitted: 03/06/2013

EAGLE RIVER - Last weekend in Eagle River, you could hear some very distinctive sounds. The roar of the chainsaw. the crack of the ax. Marisa Silvas heads to the forest to find out why the chips were flying.

The logging industry has a rich history in Northern Wisconsin, and many events that began in these forests were on display last weekend.

Patrick Grove the UW-Stevens Point Timbersports Co-Cordinator says, "It just brings you back to a simpler time."


"We have chopping, so we have very sharp axes and saws. And it's just a great time," adds UWSP junior Allison Johnson.

"We really enjoy Klondike Days. It's in our backyard and it's a wonderful kickoff to the season," says Nancy Zalewski, a World Record Holder.

Axe throwing, sawing, and chopping. Just a few of the skills featured at the 23rd Anniversary of the Great Northern Lumberjack competition in Eagle River.

The event is the only winter contest of its kind in the country. Competitors came from Colorado- even West Virginia. One group didn't have to travel far - the team from UW Stevens Point.

Timber sports are all about timing and accuracy. But it also helps to have top of the line equipment.

The world record for one woman in single buck is 11 seconds. It took Alison and me 43.

Story By: Marisa Silvas

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