• Mid-Michigan Lumberjack Competition

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    Name: Mid-Michigan Lumberjack Competition
    Date: September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    The River Country Chamber of Commerce of Newaygo County is excited to announce the return of the Mid-Michigan Lumberjack Competition a part of the 2017 Logging Festival in Downtown Newaygo as well as the addition of the Mid-Michigan Amateur Competition!  

    The Amateur Competition will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 10 am - 11:30 am and is for anyone 18 years or older with a signed competition waiver form (available at event site) and isn't a regular competitor, your own equipment is not required, the Two Man Cross Cut does require a partner. Competition categories are subject to at least two competitors competing; all registered competitors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Fistears Axe or Hatchet. Prizes donated by Cronk Ace Hardware.  Each category winner will receive a Mid-Michigan Amateur Trophy. Sign up and see if you have what it takes to be the Mid-Michigan Amateur Competition winner!  Registration is $5.00 per event.

    Events (no equipment required)
    Amateur Stock Chainsaw
    Amateur Axe Throw
    Amateur 2 Man Cross Cut


    This years sponsors: Elders Forest Products, Beaver Tree Service, Great Lakes Energy, Newaygo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Harrington Inn, The Shack, Cronks Oakridge Motel & Johnnys Motel), DTE Energy Foundation and Fremont Area Community Foundation.  Thank you for your support and sponsorship!

    Professional Lumberjack/jill Competition is a two day competition and will be held Saturday, September 3 with the top 6 competitors in each category competing for the top honors on Sunday, Sept. 4.  This years prize purse totals $4,740.00. Registration is $7.00 per event with a maximum out of pocket cost of $49.00 per competitor. You must provide your own equipment to compete.
      
    Women's Stock Chainsaw
    Women's Underhand Chop

    Men's Stock Chainsaw
    Men's Underhand Chop
    3 Cube Modified Chainsaw
    5 Cube Modified Chainsaw
    Bike Class Chainsaw
    Open Class Chainsaw
    Axe Throw
    Bowsaw
    2 Man Crosscut (partner required)       
    Jack & Jill Crosscut (partner required) 


    Registration can be done on line, OR to print and mail CLICK HERE.  

    Watch for additional events and activities going on during the 2017 Logging Festival sponsored by: Elders Forest Products

    Questions about the Events Contact Hope Meekler event chair at 231-335-9453
     
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    Location:

    Corner of Wood Street & Justice Street
    Lumberjack's Corner
    Downtown Newaygo
     
    Date/Time Information:

    Mid-Michigan Amateur Competition (equipment provided)
    Saturday, September 2nd
    SAME DAY REGISTRATION:
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    COMPETITION TIMES:
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Entry fee is $5.00 an event 

    Axe Throw
    Stock Chainsaw
    2 Man Cross Cut


    Mid Michigan Professional Lumberjack/jill Competition
    $4,740.00 PRIZE PURSE! 

    Entry fee is $7.00 an event or $49.00 max

    TWO DAY EVENT 
    Saturday, September 2nd - Sunday, September 3rd
    NEED LODGING  - Click here

    Saturday, September 2nd
    Noon - *5:00 pm (*depending on number of competitors)

    Sunday, September 3rd
    Immediately following Logging Festival Parade (approximately 2:00 pm)
    Cash Prizes awarded 4:00 pm (or immediately following competition)

    Women's Stock Chainsaw
    Women's Underhand Chop

    Men's Stock Chainsaw
    Men's Underhand Chop
    3 Cube Modified Chainsaw
    5 Cube Modified Chainsaw
    Bike Class Chainsaw
    Open Class Chainsaw
    Axe Throw
    Bowsaw
    2 Man Crosscut (partner required)       
    Jack & Jill Crosscut (partner required) 


    Order of Professional Events to be announced​ 
    Contact Information:
    Questions about the Events Contact Hope Meekler - event chair at 231-335-9453
    Fees/Admission:
    Amateur Competition: 
    Entry Fee: $5.00 per event

    Professional Competition:
    Entry fee is $7.00 an event or $49.00 max

     
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