Back-to-Back National Logger Sports Champions Host Home Competition Saturday
Flathead Valley Community College’s Logger Sports Team returned to the Flathead Valley earlier this month after outscoring 13 teams to secure its second consecutive national championship title at the 73rd annual Association of Western Forestry Clubs Conclave. This Saturday, April 21, the team will host its annual Stumpjumper Days home competition at the FVCC Logger Sports Arena.
The competition is free and open to the public and will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The arena is located on the first road north of the college’s Kalispell campus and east of Hutton Ranch Plaza on Highway 93.
Sixty students from five northwest colleges and universities including The University of Montana, University of Idaho, Colorado State University, Oregon State University and FVCC will compete in various events such as axe throw, horizontal hard hit chop, obstacle pole buck, single buck and bonzaii logger.
The purpose of logger sports is to acknowledge the rich history of forestry and logging and keep traditions alive. Event participants will be competing for the Bull of the Woods, Belle of the Woods and Top Team Awards. FVCC has hosted the annual competition since 1972, with the exception of 2006 when the new logger sports arena was under construction.