FVCC Logger Sports Team to Host 2016 Stumpjumper Days April 9
Flathead Valley Community College’s Logger Sports team will host the 2016 Stumpjumper Days competition on April 9. Free and open to the public, the event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the FVCC Logger Sports Arena, accessible via the first exit off the Hutton Ranch Road roundabout.
The purpose of logger sports is to acknowledge the history of forestry and logging and to keep traditions alive. Athletes will compete for the Bull of the Woods, Belle of the Woods and Top Team Awards. Competitive events will include axe throw, horizontal hard hit chop, obstacle pole buck, single buck and bonzaii logger.
The FVCC Logger Sports team has been competing nationally since 1984. The team has taken home 14 first-place wins from the Association of Western Forestry Clubs Conclave, the largest logger sports event in the Northwest. FVCC has captured more national championships than any other logger sports team in the country.
This year’s Stumpjumper Days competition will attract students from six western colleges and universities, including the University of Montana, Montana State University, University of Idaho, Spokane Community College, Northern Arizona University and FVCC.
For more information, visit www.fvcc.edu/loggersports.html.