Some of the toughest lumberjacks are coming to the Tinley Park Convention Center July 15-16 for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships (www.stihlusa.com/stihl-timbersports/). The event features lumberjack competitions like the hot saw, standing block chop, and single buck. Tickets for the event are sold out at this time.
Along with the lumberjacks competing will be a group of men who look the part, but don't live the lifestyle. So-called lumbersexuals dress in flannel and usually have magnificent beards, but are also typically city-dwellers without much knowledge of lumberjack culture. Dinty Moore teamed up with STIHL TIMBERSPORTS to prepare a group lumbersexuals to compete with the pros. Competitive lumberjack and trainer, Adrian Flygt, and lumbersexual team member Ben White, visited the ABC 7 State Street Studios to show us what they've learned.
Event: Lumbersexuals competing at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships
Date: Lumbersexuals competing on Friday, July 15; STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships are July 15-16
Hours: Lumbersexuals competing at 4:00 p.m.; lumberjack competition begins at 5:00 p.m.
Address: Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477
Admission/Ticket Prices: Event is now sold-out. Tickets for the Championship were complimentary.
Campaign website: http://www.moorejacks.com/
Event website: www.stihlusa.com/stihl-timbersports/
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Lumbersexuals compete to be lumberjacks in Tinley Park