UT team competes in collegiate Ironjack 2013

7:14 PM, Jan 11, 2013   |    comments
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The wood was flying this morning at the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge.

Four teams made up of three Lumberjacks took to the floor. Chopping, sawing, rolling and climbing their way up the scoreboard.

The first ever collegiate Ironjack World Championships started Friday and will continue Saturday the 12th.

Nothing like a little "single buck," standing block chops, and climbing to get a little healthy competition going.

As the heats went on, it was interesting to see the teams cheering for each other and actually making sure that no one gave up as the guys were competing. Also, there was a lot of congratulating going on behind the scenes as well. The stands were not as full as we thought they would be, though a handful of family members and friends made the trip including Tyler Nutter's proud dad Steve.

The elder Nutter actually went to the University and admits that when he went there, there weren't teams like this.

If you can't make it to Pigeon Forge then you can always check out their Facebook page for updates.

Friday night, the teams will be part of the show at the dinner theater only to start again Saturday morning. The teams will be doing more team type events tomorrow for the wins.

The University of Tennessee Forestry students who competed today are Jack Lipkin, Tyler Nutter and Forrest Salts.

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