Tommy Salem works his magic during the annual Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival logging show. Photo by Sophia Williams

Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival logging show draws crowds, participants

The annual Paul Bunyan Mountain and Blues Festival gave COVID the axe last weekend, with attendees soaking in the music, competitions and fun at Westwood Park Saturday, July 10.

The Westwood Chamber of Commerce has put on the annual event since 1988, and it returned full force this year. From an Arts and Craft Show to the ever-popular logging competitions, there was something for everyone.

Find the results from the logging show below:

Jack Medici gives his all in the annual competition. Photo by Sophia Williams

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  1. T.J. Bexton, 12:74

  2. George Harrison, 13:50

  3. Melvin Lentz, 14:32

  4. Nate Hodges, 16:03

  5. Thomas Porte, 17:38

 

Jack and Jill (Hand Saw) 

  1. Will Kraemer and Rachel Wehrman, 17:86

  2. Nate Hodges and Shannon Salem, 20:11
  3. Sheridan Demars and Hannah Upton, 39:52
  4. Ronald Kelley and Sophia Williams, 51:02

Underhanded Chop

  1. Melvin Lentz

  2. Nate Hodges, 33:00

  3. Ben Whelan, 36:53

  4. Will Kraemer, 1:14:72

  5. Jerry Hodges, 1:27:00

Ryan Turner competes in the annual logging show. Photo by Sophia Williams

Speed Axe ( Most points in 30 seconds) 

  1. Nate Hodges, 31

  2. Wesley Palmer, 24

  3. T.J. Bexton, 21

  4. Jerry Hodges, 21

  5. Steve Black, 20

 

Oly Salem Memorial Axe Throw (Winner take all)

  1. Nate Hodges

 

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  1. Nate Hodges, 10:88

  2. Bob Waddell, 15:42

  3. Tommy Salem, 16:19

  4. Jim Willhoyt, 17:85

  5. Jerry Hodges, 23:06

 

Single Buck (Hand Saw) 

  1. Nate Hodges, 18:57

  2. Mike Forrester, 19:63

  3. Will Kraemer, 23:09

  4. Melvin Lentz, 24:11

  5. Wesley Palmer, 24:56

 

Springboard

  1. Nate Hodges 1:19:00

  2. Mike Forrester, 3:09:00

  3. Ben Whelan, 4:17:00

  4. Will Kraemer, 7:45:00

  5. Wesley Palmer, 9:01:00

 

Standing Block Chop 

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  1. Nate Hodges, 42:33

  2. Melvin Lentz, 1:11:00

  3. Mike Forrester, 1:14:00

  4. Will Kraemer, 1:31:00

  5. Ben Whelan, 2:14:00

 

Unlimited Hot Saw

  1. Melvin Lentz, 7:56

  2. T.J. Bexton, 7:57

  3. Jerry Hodges, 13:79

  4. Tommy Salem, 19:56

  5. Jim Willhoyt, 21:66