Vermont’s original extreme sport: lumberjack competition – Vermont Business Magazine

Calvin Willard of Barnet is one of the best competitive lumberjacks in the United States. Soon he may sojourn to Tasmania, the mecca of lumberjacks.

“If you’re not among the 20 million people who follow the timbersports lumberjack competitions on ESPN, (which by the way, is the second longest running show on ESPN, just behind SportsCenter), then you might mistake Calvin for the unassuming logger, consulting forester, maple producer, and family man that he is. Watch him wield one of his $2,000 cross-cut saws or a custom-built $5,000 chainsaw that runs on a dirt bike motor, however, and you’ll also see a formidable competitor in one of the world’s oldest extreme sports.

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