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Camp 18 hosts logging competition!
It was a gorgeous, sunny spring day at Camp 18 with a good-sized crowd of participants for
the museum’s first logging competition/exhibition.
On May 8th, Camp 18 hosted its first logging exhibition. The event consisted of logging skills-related competition that pitted high school students against working loggers. In many cases, the high schoolers held their own or came out on top.
Teams from area high schools including Knappa, Philomath, Scio and Sweet Home participated in the event which took place on the grounds at the museum and restaurant. The students competed against working logger crews from Evenson Logging, Gustafson Logging, Nygaard Logging, Teevin Logging and Wayne Stone Logging.
The teams and individual entrants competed in various events related to historic or present-day logging industry practices. These events included two-person crosscut and individual power saw bucking, choker setting, tree climbing, axe throwing, log rolling and cable splicing.
Equipment dexterity was key to doing well in the loader competition. Log segments with color-coded ends must be stacked in order, and doing so with a large, powerful piece of equipment requires skill, practice and a bit of luck. Ben Reed of Wayne Stone Logging came out on top of this event.
A logging competition wouldn’t be complete without a felling accuracy event in which competitors cut poles, set in the ground for the purpose, and tried to bring them down on a small target placed some distance from the pole. David Evenson took the most accurate shot in this competition and the Kenny Ness Transplant Fund was the beneficiary of the $1,241 that resulted from auctioning the poles.
Nygaard Logging earned 49 points for overall company team competition and Evenson Logging went home with 39 points and second-place honors.