May Graduate Wins National Collegiate Lumberjack Contest

August 30, 2010
By Cherry Crayton

Logan Scarborough competing in the STIHL TIMBERSPORT Collegiate Series Southern Division. (Photo courtesy of ESPN Outdoors)

Logan Scarborough competing in the STIHL TIMBERSPORT Collegiate Series Southern Division. (Photo courtesy of ESPN Outdoors)

Logan Scarborough ’10, a May graduate and Polktown native, won the the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Series this weekend, making him the top collegiate lumberjack in the nation. In its coverage of the event, ESPN.com called Scarborough’s performance “dominating” and offered this appraisal:

Logan Scarborough . . . continued his dominance of the college competition by winning the single buck with a time of 15.443. . . . It’s interesting to see him do so well. He was a wildcard selection to the collegiate championship last year and got beat up a little bit. He said it showed him exactly what it takes to compete at this level and he spent the next year training with pro Mike Slingerland and his son, who is also going pro, Matt Slingerland. . . .And you can tell. Scarborough has always had the size, but the improvement in technique has made all the difference this year. You should see the excitement in Roger Phelps eyes when he talks about it. Phelps runs the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS series and had someone just like Scarborough in mind when he created the collegiate series five years ago. He hoped to grow an American crop of young lumberjacks and it seems to be working.

We talked to Scarborough last spring after he won the Collegiate Series Southern Division and earned a spot at nationals. Read our Q&A with him here, where you’ll also find video of Scarborough demonstrating the disciplines that make up timbersports.

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