Loggers’ Sports is not for the faint at heart. It requires endurance, strength, and grit to compete. Essentially, Loggers’ Sports competitions exhibit who is the best lumberjack and has a long history in our province and our Faculty. Being funded by the FUS and money raised by past Forestry Graduation Committees, there is plenty of logger equipment to get your hands on. Keep Forestry tradition alive and get an appreciation for the lumberjack and Jills that are a strong part of our history.
What We Do
Our sports of focus for competition will be Axe-throw & cross-cut sawing (also known as single & double buck, which is using 5 foot long handsaws), and potentially progressing into other events. The other sports are available for demonstration & instruction, but will not be the main focus for competitions. The events we practice are subject to change.
In conjunction with Canlog, we hope to develop a program where a group of students can become competitively competent to go up against American universities & compete in Logger Sports.
Below is a list of the many events that UBC Loggers Sports provides:
- Axe throwing
- Double buck (cross-cut saw)
- Single buck
- Stock saw
- Choker race
- Underhand Chop (for those experienced)
- Team Relay (for competitions)
How do I get involved?
Where: UBC Loggers Sports Field (next to the Thunderbird Park Sports Fields)
When: Practices are held on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM and Saturdays at 12:00 PM
Contact: Arlo Hugh, Elora van Jarrett, Loggers Sports Representatives for UBC’s Forestry Undergraduate Society
More: Stay up to date with the latest news by following our Loggersports Facebook group!