Lumberjack Rob "Silver Fox"
Rob is the first man to win the title of IRONJACK World Champion and a 3 time World Champion 90’ Speed Climber. He is a pioneer in the sport and continues to promote the sport. Rob is the founder the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. In his off time, he can be found ranching in Wyoming or on his boat in Florida. At 60 years old, Rob can still hold his own with the 20 year old competitors.
Lumberjack Ray “Jack Boss”
Ray has been competing in timbersports for more than a decade and holds many titles in the axe throw event. In 2009 & 2010, Ray competed in Canada and became the International Axe Throw Champion. In 2014, he placed 3rd in the Alaskan IRONJACK Championships. This past summer, Ray placed 1st in the Intermediate Standing Block Chop and 2nd in the Open Axe Throw Event at the Squamish Loggers Day Competition.
Lumberjack Boone “Junior”
Born into a family of World Champion Lumberjacks and Jills, Boone started log rolling at the age of 4 and decided to pursue the sport at the age of 15. He is now a 3-time World Champion Log Roller and a 3-time Alaskan IRONJACK Champion. Boone competed at the Lumberjack World Championships in 2017, placing 1st in the Underhand Chop and 5th in the Speed Climb 60’.
Lumberjack Bryce “Wingnut”
Since the age of 3, Bryce has worn a cochlear implant due to a loss of hearing and equilibrium. He began competing in timbersports at the age of 14. In 2011, Bryce competed in the Lumberjack World Championships placing top 5 in the 60’ and 90’ Speed Climb. In 2015, Bryce won 1st place in the Alaskan IRONJACK Competition. In the winter of 2017, Bryce competed in the New Zealand Christmas Circuit placing 1st in Multiple Circuit Chopping.
Lumberjack Henry “Lefty”
“Hank” was introduced to the sport when he started college at the University of Montana and joined the Woodsmen Team. He spent the summer of 2016 working in the Flathead Valley Timber Cruising and travelling the Pacific Northwest and Canada competing in timbersports. In the winter of 2017, Hank competed in Newcastle, Australia placing 2nd in the Novice Underhand Chop against the best of the best.
Lumberjack Cole "Rabbit"
Cole graduated in 2017 from Finger Lakes Community College in New York with a degree in Natural Resource Conservation Law Enforcement. He competed on the Woodsmen Team for 2 years. In 2015, Cole placed 1st overall in the Speed Climb at the East Coast Lumberjack Round Up and placed 1st overall at the Two Finger Lakes Meet in 2015 & 2016.
Show Host/Judge Patrick “Tennessee Lee”
Patrick has been hosting/judging lumberjack competitions for the better part of a decade. He has spent plenty of time on other stages too, having received his Masters of Fine Arts in 2015.
Show Host/Judge Dalton "Cornbread Fred"
Dalton came to Ketchikan 4 years ago to be a tour guide and learn about the Last Frontier. While learning about the history of Ketchikan, he became particularly interested in the timber industry. He is now the camp cook and one of the official judges of the Timber Carnival.
Lumberjack Will "Sunshine"
Will joined the University of Montana's Woodsmen Team last year. During his collegiate competitions, he placed 2nd multiple times in the speed climb, 2nd in the choker race, and 2nd in the hard-hit chop. New to the sport, he has placed well in his competitions and flew through the collegiate ranks, propelling him into the pros. He placed 2nd in the speed climb and 5th in the log roll during his first professional competition.
Lumberjack Kyle "Never Settles Down"
Kyle first stepped foot into the timbersports world 5 years ago. He quickly excelled in the sport and climbed through the ranks. At the Lumberjack World Championships, Kyle placed 1st in the single buck and was top 5 in the underhand chop. He is an all around Ironjack and can compete in every event.
Lumberjack Max "Wizard"
Max competed at Finger Lakes Community College for 2 years. He placed 6th in the STIHL Collegiate qualifiers for the Northeast and won 1st in the pole climb at the Paul Smith's College Woodsmen Competition. He was also named Finger Lakes Community College's Woodsmen team MVP in May 2017.
Show Host/Judge Alyssa "Lager Lacey"
Alyssa was born in raised right here in Ketchikan and started as a retail employee in the spring of 2018. After a great first season, Alyssa proved she had the guts and knowledge to be the judge of our competition. She can’t climb a pole or roll a log, but she can brew a stiff drink and axe throw better than half the boys out here. In the off season, you can find her dancing or running her heart out!
Ben’s love of the outdoors and experience working in the woods, lead him to join timbersports in 2015 at the SUNY-ESF college in Syracuse, NY. In his years competing, Ben has done very well and placed highly against the college ranks; taking 1st place in the standing block chop and the crosscut saw in 2017 and 2nd place in the underhand chop and speed climb in 2018.