Stop, Chop, And Roll At The World Lumberjack Championships04:33

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Published on February 5, 2018

More than 100 competitors from around the world gathered in Wisconsin this weekend for the 2017 World Lumberjack Championships.

Men and women participated in 32 events over the course of three days, testing their chopping, climbing, and balancing skills at every level.

One of the competition’s highlights is a race between two competitors who must climb a 90-foot pole in spiked boots and leather straps.

Stirling Hart won the Men’s Standing Chopping and went on to win the Men’s Springboard. In the Women’s Division, Nancy Zalewski won the Single Buck.

The annual event, which was first held in 1960, wrapped up on July 22. Plans are already underway for next year’s championship.

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