HAYWARD, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) The world's best lumberjacks have gathered in Hayward for three days of competition that begin today. Dozens of competitors will take part in the Lumberjack World Championships at Hayward in northwest Wisconsin.
Today's events include logging, chopping, and pole climbing.
More than 12,000 spectators are expected to look on, as competitors go for a total prize pool of over $50,000. U-S House Republican Sean Duffy of Wausau once competed in the lumberjack championships.