World-class talent at Loggers Sports

Squamish hosts athletes from around the globe during Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival

Some people may gawk at the idea of playing with chainsaws, axes and logging chokers, but in Squamish, locals have turned it into a world-class sport.

The annual Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival brought athletes from around the world to try their hands at various events inspired by the town’s roots in the forestry industry.

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Brian Bartow (left) of Lake Oswego, Oregon, bests Monte Lake’s Lukas Brown-John in the open birling competition on Sunday. - Haley Ritchie

Organizers gave special mention to the following athletes:

Novice Logger of The Day - John Parcell - Missoula, Montana

Intermediate Logger of The Day - Scott Thompson - Surrey, BC

Sportsman of The Day - Peter Lucas - Ketchikan, Alaska

Open Logger of The Day - Brian Bartow - Lake Oswego, Oregon

Lady Logger of The Weekend - Danielle Tkach - Sexsmith, Alberta

Sportsman of The Day - Eric Hoberg - Clinton, Montana


The Chief has also acquired the complete results for the event, which can be found below:

Athletes race to the peak at the tree-topping event, where competitors climb 80 feet and drop back down. - Haley Ritchie


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