Lumberjacks better start their engines, because Stihl is kicking off its 2014 Stihl Timbersports Series.
The Stihl Timbersports Series features the top lumberjack athletes nationwide competing in wood chopping, cutting and sawing competitions.
This year, the U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championship will be held at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia from June 20 to 22, and for the first time in nearly two decades, the competition will air nationally on ABC in September.
Athletes will qualify for the championship by competing in one of eight collegiate and professional qualifiers.
The six professional lumberjack disciplines athletes will compete in include, the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop.
Series Pro Champion Matthew Cogar will defend his title, and will have to face his cousins Arden and Scooter, Jr., as well as his father Paul. Other returning athletes include David Moses, Mel Lentz, Mike Forester and many more.