Following National Title Victory, FVCC Hosts Stumpjumper Days

By Beacon Staff

The legacy continues. The logger sports team from Flathead Valley Community College remains the best in the U.S.

Earlier this month, the team of young men and women from FVCC won its second consecutive national championship. The group placed first out of 13 teams at the 73rd annual Association of Western Forestry Clubs Conclave.

Over the last 25 years, the FVCC team has now won 14 national championships.

Logger sports sprouted from the rich history of forestry and logging. Events include competitions like the axe throw, horizontal hard hit chop and obstacle pole buck.

On Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., FVCC is hosting its annual home competition, Stumpjumper Days. FVCC has hosted the annual competition since 1972, with the exception of 2006 when the new logger sports arena was under construction. This year, 60 students from five colleges and universities including the University of Montana, University of Idaho, Colorado State University and Oregon State University will compete.

Admission is free. The event is held at FVCC’s Logger Sports Arena, located east of Hutton Ranch Plaza off U.S. Highway 93. To find the arena, turn east at the first stop light just north of FVCC, take the road through Hutton Ranch Plaza to a gravel road that heads up a hill to the left. Follow the gravel road up the hill.

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