Dominion Post photo by William Wotring Chris Bradshaw chops an 11-inch white pine, 9 feet above the ground, in the springboard competition.
Dominion Post photo by William Wotring
Chris Bradshaw chops an 11-inch white pine, 9 feet above the ground, in the springboard competition.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The roar of chainsaws and scent of freshly cut wood filled Mylan Park on Saturday, May 21, as hundreds turned out for the first day of the Stihl Timbersports Pro Lumberjack Competition and Festival.

The Mid-Atlantic qualifier and Southern Regional qualifiers for the Stihl Timersports series were held inside the J.W. Ruby Community Center.

The athletic lumberjacks swung away as they competed in stock saw, standing block chop, underhand chop, single buck, hot saw and springboard chop, traditional disciplines test the competitors’ strength, endurance, stamina, tool skill and agility.