Bartow, Tkach win all-around titles at Alberni logger sports

Competition was fast and furious at the Alberni District Fall Fair's annual logger sports, held Sept. 9.

Mike Boyko of Port Alberni wins his heat in the intermediate standing block chop with a mighty swing of his axe during the logger sports event at the Alberni District Fall Fair on Sept. 9. Boyko finished second overall behind Nick Russell.

Brian Bartow and Danielle Tkach, both familiar names in logger sports on the West Coast, took all-around logger titles at the Alberni District Fall Fair Sept. 9.

Bartow won the tree climbing event with a time of 19:16 seconds and also won the stock saw open category with a score of 7.50. He finished second in the open log birling event, choker race and obstacle pole bucking events, all behind Wade Stewart of Nanoose.

Tkach was third in hot saws, second in novice log chopping, and won the ladies’ single bucking, ladies’ axe throw, ladies’ double bucking (with partner Kat Spencer) and Jack and Jill bucking (with partner Wayne Poulsen).

Following are the results from the loggers sports event in Port Alberni:

Hot saws — 1 Dave McLeod, 2 Norm Goudie, 3 Danielle Tkach, 4 Ben Lefler.

Choker race — 1 Wade Stewart, 2 Brian Bartow, 3 Nick Van Brocklin, 4 (tie) Nick Russell and Don Horsman.

Log birling open — 1 Wade Stewart, 2 Brian Bartow, 3 Stirling Hart, 4 Mike Boyko.

Ladies single bucking — 1 Danielle Tkach, 2 Anita Jezowski, 3 Sarah Mooney, 4 Brenda Pouchnik.

Ladies double bucking — 1 Danielle Tkach/ Kat Spencer, 2 Michelle Lefler/ Sarah Russell, 3 Anita Jezowski/ Janice Boyko, 4 Sarah Mooney/ Brenda Pouchnik.

Ladies axe throw — 1 Danielle Tkach, 2 Anita Jezowski, 3 Brenda Pouchnik, 4 Sarah Russell.

Novice log chopping — 1 Ben Lefler, 2 Danielle Tkach, 3 Nick Van Brocklin, 4 Andrew Smith

Novice log birling — 1 Ben Lefler, 2 Kenji Boyko, 3 Nathan Krein, 4 Michelle Lefler.

Intermediate standing block shop — 1 Nick Russell, 2 Mike Boyko, 3 Nick Van Brocklin, 4 Derek Pouchnik.

Obstacle pole bucking — 1 Wade Stewart, 2 Brian Bartow, 3 Nick Russell, 4 Nick Van Brocklin.

Single bucking — 1 Robert Dowling, 2 Dave McLeod, 3 Norm Goudie, 4 Wayne Poulsen.

Axe throwing open — 1 Ben Lefler, 2 Wade Stewart, 3 Wayne Paulsen, 4 Derek Pouchnik.

Double bucking open — 1 Derek Pouchnik/ Wayne Poulsen, 2 Ben Lefler/ Nick Russell, 3 Robert Dowling/ Stirling Hart,  4 Norm Goudie/ Matt Mooney.

Stock saw open — 1 Brian Bartow, 2 Stirling Hart, 3 Ben Lefler, 4 Derek Pouchnik.

Jack & Jill bucking — 1 Wayne Poulsen/ Danielle Tkach, 2 Derek and Brenda Pouchnik, 3 Anita Jezowski/ Dave McLeod, Nick and Sarah Russell.

Springboard chopping — 1 Derek Pouchnik, 2 Stirling Hart, 3 Nick Russell, 4 Robert Dowling.

Tree climb — 1 Brian Bartow, 2 Stirling Hart, 3 Don Horsman.

Men’s all-around logger — Brian Bartow

Ladies’ all-around logger — Danielle Tkach.

Junior 15-foot tree climb (8 and under) — 1 Shawn Osborne, 2 Chase Pouchnik, 3 Maddison Bigmore, 4 Amanda Pouchnik.

Junior 15-foot tree climb (9–12) — 1 Kenji Boyko, 2 Jenna Bigmore.

Junior choker setting (8 and under) — 1 Shawn Osborne, 2 Maddison Bigmore, 3 Amanda Pouchnik, Hunter Tkach.

Junior choker setting (9–12) — 1 Kenji Boyko, 2 Jenna Bigmore.

Nail driving (8 and under) — 1 Maddison Bigmore, 2 Shawn Osborne, 3 Liam Price.

Nail driving (9–12) — 1 Kenji Boyko, 2 Jenna Bigmore.

 

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