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Bluegrass players have circulated through East Tennessee for decades, coming and going through venues and festivals, landing in various roles. But rarely do the musicians end up in the midst of axe swinging, log rolling, flannel clad lumberjacks. The Mountain Jacks are the newly added pre-show to Pigeon Forge’s unique dinner show, the Lumberjack Feud. Grammy nominated banjo player Darrell … Read More »
DOB-February 25th 1993
Hometown- Hudson North Carolina
Favorite Event- Singlebuck
Hobbies- Hunting and Fishing
Standings- 2014 Collegiate Ironjack 4th
2013 Mid-Atlantic Single Buck Champion
Hometown- Boone North, Carolina
DOB- July 19, 1993
Favorite Event- Standing Block
Hobbies- Hunting and Fishing
Camp Cookie is the best cook in the entire Smoky Mountains. This lovable camp cook spends much of his time chasing pesky bears away from the kitchen. He keeps the logging camp happy with his good hot grub, but Cookie really dreams of being a lumberjack.
The legendary Ranger Black was the biggest, baddest lumberjack in all the Smoky mountains and is now the first park ranger. Respected by both families, Ranger Black was selected to judge the lumberjack competitions. He spends much of his time keeping peace between the Dawsons and McGraws.
Molly McGraw is one of the boys. Don’t let this pretty face fool you; she is one feisty, tough tomboy. Even the Dawson boys know not to mess with this good-looking bombshell!
Dixie Dawson is the prissiest girl on the mountain and has been known to be quite the flirt. Those McGraw boys won’t admit it but she’s easy on the eyes. Between cooking almost as good as her dancing, Dixie can melt the hearts of even the toughest lumberjacks.
The competitor makes one cut through 19 inches of white pine using a single man cross-cut saw. The competitor may have a helper wedge his cut into the log to prevent the saw teeth from sticking. Time ends when the block is clearly severed. The primary challenges of this event are technique, brute strength and stamina. The single buck is referred … Read More »
Now the log roll is our grand finale! It is the best 2 out of 3 rounds. These rollers will be balancing themselves on the log and spinning it, all along rocking it and kicking water at their opponent trying to knock them off balance. The first one to win two rolls wins it all!
Countless hours are spent selecting and tuning these two stock STIHL MS880 chainsaws to ensure we are going to have a fair fight here tonight. With the saws so fairly matched the competitors will have to have laser like focus to get the saw to the block to make 3 clean cuts. In this event there is no margin for … Read More »
These cross cut saws are 6 feet tall and loaded with razor sharp teeth. These competitors need to use every muscle in their body to keep these 15 pound misery whips moving through the wood. The team that cuts through their log first will win.
The standing block chop simulates chopping down a tree with an axe. With a strong stance the lumberjacks will be carefully placing each hit on the front side of the block. They will then run to the back side, sending the wood chips flying as they drive their axe in to the wood, severing the block in two.
In this event the lumberjacks will be standing on a block and swinging a 7 pound razor on a stick just fractions of an inch away from their toes. The jacks will chop half way through on the front side, and then helicopter over to the other side and sever the block in two.
The springboard was the original lumberjack ladder. It was used to get above the twisted gnarly base of old growth timber. Once on top of their crude staircase they will chop 3 quarters of the way through on their strong side, but by rule, they must sever that block from the back.
Speed climbers are the bull riders of the IRONJACK world. They will scale these 60 foot poles with their ropes crossing the top line. It’s not over till they bail out and come crashing down to the crash pad below. 60 feet up and 60 feet down! This is the Speed Climb.
Tom “Turbo” Lancaster is a versatile Lumberjack Athlete. He has the power of a champion sawyer, and the agility and speed of a world class speed climber. This is evident by his 5th fastest world championship speed climb title last year, which he beat this year by claiming the 4th fastest in the world at the Lumberjack World Championships! Turbo … Read More »
Lumberjack Matt joined the lumberjack team in 2013 after competing in the STIHL Timbersports U.S. Championships, hosted by The Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge. He is a champion chopper and sawyer and has competed all over the world. Matt is currently pursuing his post graduate degree in sports medicine.
Derek moved to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2012 to join the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show Lumberjack Team. He is an ESPN STIHL TimberSports competitor, and world class lumberjack athlete. Derek is an avid hunter, a professional log roller, and a champion tree climber. He has held the Champion IRONJACK title for three consecutive years running.
Andrew is a world champion lumberjack and an essential part of our management team.
In 2013 Andrew faced the biggest competitor of his life, and overcame a life threatening health issue.
2013 Professional Competitor Bio
Location:Pigeon Forge, TN
Birthday:February 25, 1987
Occupation:Lumberjack Show Manager/Athlete/Entertainer
How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
I was a part of SUNY-ESF’s woodsmen team in college. Swung an axe freshman … Read More »
Bryce was born a fighter; he battled spinal meningitis as a baby and won. His inner ear was compromised, resulting in the loss of hearing and equilibrium. He never gave up his passion for extreme sports, which led him to the world of lumberjack competition. The adrenaline rush of the 60 ft and 90 ft speed climb and free fall … Read More »
Ray joined the Pigeon Forge Lumberjack Feud Team in 2012 and is a full time competitor at the dinner show theatre. When Ray leaves the Smoky Mountains, he travels to Ketchikan, Alaska to fish, hunt, and compete at The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show.
The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud is an official training center for both the University of Tennessee in Knoxville’s timber sports team, as well as Haywood Community College in Haywood North Carolina’s Timber Sports team. The team members from these college teams get a chance to learn from our professional lumberjacks, as well as use our equipment and our indoor … Read More »
Animal Planet Host of Off The Hook Eric Young is now a Lumberjack, and as a Lumberjack Feud bootcamp drill instructor, Lumberjack Ray Geist had the honor and privilege of working with pro wrestler and reality TV star Eric Young. Eric is an amazing athlete, and was looking forward learning the skills necessary to become a lumberjack . The following … Read More »
Timberdog Tango is one of our most beloved TimberDogs here at the Feud! Come see him fly in the shows daily!
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Welcome to the official “Where in Pigeon Forge is Buddy Bear” contest. Starting November 18th, our cute little mascot, Buddy Bear, will be featured all over the Greater Pigeon Forge area, including in neighboring communities that he and his friends love to visit. Through a series of daily jigsaw puzzles, it is your job to figure … Read More »
Nickname: Matt Sling
Location: Rockwell, NC
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birthday: April 13, 1991
Athlete since: 2001
How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
I am a third generation competitor so I have been around it all my life with my dad being in the Series.
When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
I started training when I was eight and competing when I was 10. … Read More »
Rusty was born on October 12th, 2007 and is a Fox Red Lab
Rusty attended the Dock Dogs World Championships in 2012, where he competed in every event, big air, extreme vertical, speed retrieve and irondog. In 2008 he was the National Champion for the junior division at big air, he was less than 1 year old!
Rusty was raised from a puppy … Read More »
Winnie is a 7 year old Yellow Lab Bird Dog
She does every discipline in the show, and she is not a competition dog, but she performs wonderfully and gracefully in the show. Winnie is a joy to be around, full of love and fun. She is a very smart dog, it only took her 5 minutes to learn the “Extreme … Read More »
Brock was born October 12th, 2007, and he is a Fox Red Lab
Brock was named after Brock Lesner, the pro wrestler, because he was so big as a puppy! Brock is headed to his 5th straight Dock Dogs World Championships, from 2009 – present! When he was 7 months old he placed 1st in the Amateur Division at the CMA Fest in … Read More »
Torque is a black British lab and he is 3 years old. He was purchased from a breeder in Mississippi when he was a few months old. Torque does all 3 disciplines in the show, his least favorite is the extreme launch, and his most favorite event is the boom run!
Torque hangs out at the Feud and does not compete … Read More »
Timberdog Luke was adopted by the Feud when he was 2 years old, this past April. He came from a good home, which was not the best suited to truly develop Luke’s unusual and impressive TimberDog abilities. Luke has been quickly climbing the ranks of the timber sports world, and within 3 months of training he was placing in tournaments, … Read More »
Eric Young hosts a T.V. show called “Off the Hook: Extreme Catches”, on Animal Planet. For an episode in the third season, Eric wanted to experience a Lumberjack Boot Camp. The Lumberjack Feud offers a Boot Camp, and upon completion, you get to participate in our dinner show. Eric is also a pro wrestler, and quite an athlete. Eric is … Read More »
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Lumberjacks Derek and Turbo went to a lumberjack competition in Tyler, Mississippi this past weekend called Sawdust and Splinters. Sawdust and Splinters is a combination event of World Champion Lumberjacks and nationally recognized Chainsaw Carvers. The wide range of participants showcase their athleticism, endurance, strength, agility, talents, and sportsmanship. There were three separate styles of events: Lumberjack, Pole Climbing, and Chain … Read More »
Although Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around makes the town of Gatlinburg a “natural” location for a world-class aquarium, voted America’s #1 aquarium by TripAdvisor!
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Lumberjacks Adam, Matt and Andrew attended The South Atlantic Woodman’s Association ”Barbecue Festival Chop Shop” Competition this past weekend in Lexington North Carolina. Lumberjack Sports and Barbecue were the main events of the day, making it difficult for Lumberjack Adam to stay focused! The lumberjacks competed in 6 events, including the underhand chop, axe throw, the hot saw events, and the … Read More »
Michael Placed 6th in the speed climb event at the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward Wisconsin, this past summer. He also took 3rd in the Single Buck event in the Novice Category, and 2nd in the Underhand Chop in the Novice category as well. Michael had a very bad back injury a few years ago, and has worked hard to … Read More »
“I’m Lumberjack Bryce, and I would like to tell everyone how I lost my hearing. When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed with Spinal Meningitis and stayed at the hospital for 21 days. I was lucky to be alive. By age 3, I had lost my hearing which also effected my equilibrium. I had surgery to Implant my … Read More »
Lumberjack Ben hits a knot during an event in the show…
“Keep it level, keep it smooth…” Lumberjack Ray coaches over the sound of the single buck cutting through the wood with its razor sharp M shaped teeth. Ben has been competing in Timber sports for several years, but has only been doing the single buck event for a total of 2 weeks. In Fact, the IRONJACK Collegiate World Championships here … Read More »
From the desk of Shauna Lee, General Manager- The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, Ketchikan, Alaska
Another year of IRONJACK has come and gone with a few surprises and a not so surprising winner, Derek Knutson. Knutson won the title of Alaska IRONJACK Champion for the third straight year in a row with an overall score of 537.86, a full 53 points … Read More »
Lumberjack Adam and Lumberjack Matt went to the Wadesboro SAWA (South Atlantic Woodsmen Association) Demonstration this past Saturday and really cleaned up.
Matt took first and Adam took second in every single chopping event! Matt took 2nd place in the Single Buck, and Adam took 3rd.
Adam said that they had a distinct advantage over the competition that day, because the wood … Read More »
Lumberjacks Michael and Turbo were spotted at The Thompson Boling Arena last night, at the Blake Shelton concert. This was an official Lumberjack Spotting!
In this video I talk about how I turn cleats into Lumberjack Log Rolling and Boom Running Footwear.
Garrett is passionate about timbersports and loves competing here in the smoky mountains. Arden Cogar and Garrett Squared off at the 2013 STIHL U.S. Championships here in Pigeon Forge in a Standing Block Competition. Arden may have won, but Garrett fought hard and with severe determination. He is a true competitor.
Matt joined the lumberjack team in 2013 after competing in the STIHL Timbersports U.S. Championships, hosted by The Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge. He is a champion chopper and sawyer and has competed all over the world. Matt is currently pursuing his post graduate degree in sports medicine.
Nickname: Matt Sling
Location: Rockwell, NC
Weight: 215 lbs.
Birthday: April 13, 1991
Athlete since: 2001
How did you get involved in … Read More »
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If your idea of a great vacation includes shopping, staying with Hotel Pigeon Forge Tennessee gives you easy access to area Outlet Malls. Most are within 1 mile. If a spectacular view is your idea of a relaxing stay. The Motel at Hotel Pigeon Forge Inn & Suites is nestled among the Smoky Mountains. Providing a beautiful backdrop to your … Read More »
The Smoky Mountain Adventure
It’s America’s most visited national park – and for good reason! Inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll find a biosphere reserve of abundant plants and wildlife. Nature blooms everywhere – from the trees to the plants to the bears, the Smoky Mountains is full of the wild.
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Check out Bill, our Percheron Timber Horse!
He is chowing down on some fine grass between the Feud building, and the Island in Pigeon Forge. See The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel? Yeah, He’s living the high life! A local Celeb!
We are working on a new Joust event. Instead of Jousting in a canoe, two members of the feuding families are going to face off on a log over the pond. The Canoe Joust was fun while it lasted, but by presenting the joust on a single log over the pond, we present more Axe-tion in a bigger way. The … Read More »
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Rod’s Guide to the Smoky Mountains is an online magazine and complete travel planning guide devoted to the recreational and outdoor opportunities of the Great Smoky Mountains area. Check the Smoky Mountain Guide. You’ll notice from that point of departure you can access … Read More »
HONOR, RESPECT AND INTEGRITY: Military and Veteran Groups
All gave some, some gave all. The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud is honored to recognize the sacrifices made by our service men and women. Lumberjack Feud pays tribute each night to those heroes that have made sacrifices for the freedoms we have today. Join us for an amazing evening of axe-tion and … Read More »
The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show
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Off the beaten path of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge is a wonderful little gem of a theater which has developed a loyal following among returning tourists and our local residents for great food and first class live theater entertainment.The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show started six … Read More »
Managing a lumberjack team is not easy, neither is completing tough projects throughout the arena and the building, but Adam does these things everyday. He also competes in the dinner shows daily. From training new lumberjacks, to painting and heavy maintenance in the lumberjack feud sports arena, Adam gets it done.
You don’t need a time machine to travel back to 1930′s Tennessee. You simply need to check out Lumberjack Feud, a rowdy dinner show that transports audiences to a simpler time when clans settled their differences with axe swinging, log rolling and tree climbing competitions. We recently sat down with Rob Scheer, President of Lumberjack Sports International and the CEO … Read More »
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The Traveling Lumberjack Show is going to do a show at the Kentucky Speedway! We’ll be there tomorrow, all day, doing several shows! yo-Ho!
A Family Tradition
By Michael Williams
For Arden Cogar, timbersports is more than a competition. It’s a family tradition. Six generations of his family have competed in the sport going back several decades.
“I have a grandfather, a great uncle, my father, 16 cousins a wife and daughter and myself who have all competed in the sport,” said Cogar. “My father continues … Read More »
By Michael Williams
May 21st started out like any other for Lumberjack Andrew Mattison. Before the day was over the 26-year-old timberjack would find himself in a battle for his life and an eight and one-half hour surgery with less than a five percent chance of survival.
That morning Mattison went to work at The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud where he … Read More »
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Ranger Matt stopped by the Marketing Department today, with a precious little package. Yo-Ho!
Lumberjack Mark has been training hard at The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Feud. He is looking forward to spending time here in the Smoky Mountains and can’t wait to start competing here at The Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
“Being in the woods is what makes me happy!” – Mark Bouquin
As Captain of his forestry team in college, Ben excelled and led his team to compete in the IRONJACK Collegiate World Championships in January of 2013. Ben’s skills and abilities were recognized by the Feud Lumberjacks, and he was encouraged to pursue Lumberjack Sports here in the Smokies. Now he competes in shows daily in Pigeon Forge.
Michael excelled in timbersports in high school, and made an amazing transition from high school competition to competition on a professional level with The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, as well as The Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show here in Pigeon Forge. He is a blast to watch on the single and double buck, as well as an all around competitor. Watch … Read More »
We gave away the May Chainsaw! Yo-Ho!
Kevin Burkhart, a remodeling contractor from Gatlinburg, signed up for our newsletter and was chosen as a winner of the STIHL Chainsaw Give-away! We surprised him at his house with the good news!
After an accident that left him with a broken back, Michael was determined to push through his injuries and continue his climb to greatness in lumberjack sports. He has achieved that and more. With the respect of his team mates, he climbs, rolls, chops and saws in lumberjack feud dinner shows daily, and is one of the best athletes and … Read More »
Lumberjack R.J. is a new addition to the Lumberjack Feud family. He is currently in his senior year at Paul Smith’s College and is looking forward to returning to the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee when he completes his studies.
Lumberjill Ashley is our newest lumberjill, and quite a competitor on the double buck! Yo-Ho!
Andrew made his appearance today, to warm hugs, tears and open arms. He returned to the building for the first time since he left so suddenly a few weeks ago.
Many staff at the feud have not seen him since his surgery, and it was a tear filled yet joyous reunion for many.
Joyful, yet brief, as He needed to go home and rest, he has … Read More »
We are so close to the start of the competiiton! The buzz is in the air! The Jacks are getting ready, the box office is getting ready, marketing is getting ready, and some representatives from STIHL are already on site! Check our Show Schedule to get your tickets! Yoho! #STIHLlumberjacks #LumberjackFeud
Bobby down at McNelly Whaley Ford threw in a pair of tickets to the Lumberjack Feud to make the deal for a couple from Indiana last night. Apparently, They just wouldn’t commit, unless they could see a little lumberjack Axe-tion! Yoho! I can’t say I blame them, a new car is nice, but a tree climbing, log rolling, buck sawing lumberjack show is wayyyy … Read More »
SO YOU WANT TO BE A LUMBERJACK!
In the world of adventure travel and lifestyle vacations none compare to the new Lumberjack Boot Camp. For 40 years Lumberjack Sports has been a fraternal order that only a very select few were asked to join; those days are gone. The Lumberjack Feud and Lumberjack Sports International have put together a boot camp … Read More »
From the desk of Shauna Lee, General Manager, The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, Ketchikan Alaska
June 1 was a big day for us here at The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. We put our first month of the season into the record books with a phenomenal start to 2013 and welcomed The Disney Wonder back to port. Our Disney Exclusive Lumberjack Show … Read More »
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THE STIHL TIMBERSPORTS U.S. LUMBERJACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
SWING INTO PIGEON FORGE JUNE 7-9
Nation’s Premier Lumberjack Competition Airs Live on STIHLTIMBERSPORTS.US
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 29, 2013) – America’s top lumberjacks will converge on The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. June 7-9 for the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series U.S and Collegiate Championships presented by Ram Trucks, … Read More »
Now Open! The Wheel: Towering 200 feet-tall, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel sits at the foot of the most visited National Park in the United States. As the center piece of The Island in Pigeon Forge, it stands as one of the tallest attractions east of the Mississippi! Opening Summer 2013, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel will give riders an unparalleled view of the world famous … Read More »
Here at the Lumberjack Feud we are all about family and family reunions! Kick back and enjoy your time with family by celebrating the rich heritage of the Smoky Mountain logger.Your group will become part of this feudin’ fun as two rival logging families, Dawson’s and McGraw’s, fight for survival in the Smoky Mountains. Cheer your family to victory during … Read More »
Faith Based Groups
The Lumberjack Feud offers an experience like no other for Faith Based Groups. We show how the Smoky Mountain Logger relied on their faith which helped them through the struggles as the mountains become a National Park in 1934. Treat your group by celebrating the rich heritage of the Smoky Mountain logger with an evening of “axe-tion” packed fun … Read More »
Treat your Senior group by celebrating the rich heritage of the Smoky Mountain logger with an evening of “axe-tion” packed fun at the Lumberjack Feud, where we honor our Veterans, our Country and our History in every show. Your group will become part of this feudin’ fun as two rival logging families, Dawson’s and McGraw’s, fight for survival in the Smoky … Read More »
Are you looking for something fun for your student groups? Here at the Lumberjack Feud we promise to offer an experience that is both fun and educational! Treat your students by celebrating the rich heritage of the Smoky Mountain logger with an evening of “axe-tion” packed fun at the Lumberjack Feud! Your students will become part of this feudin’ fun as … Read More »
Getting married in the Smoky Mountains? Lose the wedding formal wear and get your plaid on! The Lumberjack Feud offers a unique place for your wedding parties rehearsal dinner with both the bride’s and groom’s families becoming part of the show and competing against each other for a most memorable experience. Celebrate the rich heritage of the Smoky Mountain logger … Read More »
Tango and Brock are dock diving champion dogs that have competed in the Eukanuba Dock Diving Championship. Both are rescue dogs trained by former police officer, Joey Spurlock. Both perform nightly at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud in pigeon Forge adding a different dimension to the show that will appeal to animal lovers.
We are re shooting our Face Off logo image, and we are using Andrew and Turbo as our Dawson and McGraw Lumberjacks. While Turbo is slightly taller, both Lumberjacks are extremely “Jacked”, and they are the perfect representation of the ideal Lumberjack.
We are proud to have Tom and Andrew as part of our amazing Lumberjack Team!
Lumberjack Andrew and Turbo are getting their Commercial Licenses right now. This will allow them to drive our big rigs to the traveling shows, and other lumberjack events. Besides that, it’s a prerequisite that every true lumberjack be able to drive a big rig. I think.
This is Bob our percheron Horse! Y0-Ho!
Meet Bill the Timber Horse. He is an 8 year old Percheron Draft Horse. He lives well in Wears Valley on an 80 acre farm with his teammate Bob. You can see these guys every night in the show as they show off their strength while helping the lumberjack athletes pull in the sleds filled with logs. In this image … Read More »
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Our families were among the early settlers of the Smoky Mountains – they came to the Smokies through Virginia and North Carolina. They honed the art of whiskey making in order
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Timberwood Grill located at The Island in Pigeon Forge is an true Northwoods dining experience. Mountain lodge ambience with a warm, inviting charm accompanied by authentic mountain inspired comfort foods along with oustanding service from our attentive staff.
At Bullfish Grill in Pigeon Forge, we specialize in our namesake. Bullfish proudly serves aged Grand Champion Angus Beef. Seafood is delivered daily, offering you the freshest selections available.
We want all elements of your meal to be excellent. That’s why we carry only the finest wines, lagers and ales to compliment our fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks. Treat yourself with … Read More »
Tyler enjoys performing in The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, as well as The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud. Being on the U.T. Forestry team allowed him to practice in our indoor training facility, and opened the door for him to be more involved with lumberjack sports, which are his passion.
With some great wins under his belt, Ian is returning to resume his reign at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, to prove to himself and the world that he is one of the greatest lumberjacks to ever set foot on the stage at the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. See him perform at A Smoky Mtn. Christmas … Read More »
The STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series Launches Fantasy Lumberjack
How well do you know your pro lumberjacks? Brush up on your lumberjack-athlete knowledge and play Fantasy Lumberjack for the chance to win a STIHL chain saw or a trip for two to the 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championships in Germany! Make your picks for Fantasy Lumberjack now on the Official STIHL TIMBERSPORTS … Read More »
Uncle Bud Joins the Cast of the Lumberjack Feud as Camp Cookie
By Mike Williams
Anyone who has visited the Great Smoky Mountains or the Pigeon Forge area in the last 16 years is certainly familiar with Uncle Bud Beasley. The affable Uncle Bud is an accomplished singer, song writer, musician, comedian and TV personality.
Uncle Bud played in a bluegrass band for … Read More »
Contact: Andrew MattisonLumberjack FeudPhone (865) 428-8688 ext: 117Fax (865 428-8689Andrew@lumberjackfeud.com
2713 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
Tickets on Sale for 2013 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series U.S. Championships
Hosted by The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. February 11, 2013 – The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud announced today tickets are on sale for the 2013 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series U.S. Championships … Read More »
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2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Competitors
Diana, W. Va.
Diana, W. Va.
Arden Cogar, Jr.
West Hamlin, W. Va.
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2013 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series
Professional Lumberjack Competitors
The Original Extreme Sport will return to the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud for the U.S. Championships this June
2013 Professional Lumberjack CompetitorsSource: STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – STIHL Inc., creator and producer of the premier lumberjack sports event, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series presented by Ram Trucks, announced today the top 40 professional lumberjack athletes who … Read More »
It was at the Dock Dogs AKC Eukanuba National Championship competition last December when a yellow Labrador retriever, named Tango, stepped confidently out on the dock ready to compete. At the command of his trainer, Joey Spurlock, Tango charged down the dock and leapt into the air for an incredible 22 feet 6 inches.
Impressed by his performance, the commentator remarked … Read More »
Garrett Gregorek takes home the title “IRONJACK2013″! He battled his way through 2 grueling days of all day events, with multiple events occurring in the dinner show in the evening. Congrats! Yoho!
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Lumberjack Feud offers you the adventure of your life – served up Lumberjack style! Enjoy an up-close & personal view of the action with our Dinner & Show tickets! Our servers provide your family with a hot and fresh lumberjack-style meal, brought in a Smoky Mountain … Read More »
I’m finally back in the swing of things here at the Feud. The shows have been great and the crowds have been huge. This makes it a lot more fun for us Jacks. It’s good to see Michael Robotham back in the action. He broke his back earlier this summer but through hard work and determination he is back to … Read More »
Glad to be back in shows after being gone for so long. The crowds have been great! I forgot how much fun the shows are to be in. I am also getting amped for bow hunting whitetails in Wisconsin!
I just got back from Alaska. It was a lot of fun. We went crab fishing and tracked down a bear. It was nice to do some old school lumberjack shows again. I’m not happy to be back in the heat but it is good to see everyone again.
I was in Hell for a week… Hell, Michigan and I loved it! Now I am back in Tennessee doing shows. Soon I get to go home for week and it can’t come soon enough. A week won’t be long enough either.
Fall! I’m so glad that it’s not as hot as summer! The best part of fall is the changing colors of the leaves. With the changing season we will start to get busy again. Two weeks ago my friend Markus, from Germany, was here visiting. We were training on some massive blocks. We also went to the Jack Daniels distillery. … Read More »
As the season dies down, road shows are gearing back up. I am excited to be doing demos at this years Govenor’s Conference on Tourism at the Wilderness at the Smokies. We actually get to log roll in the lazy river! Come check us out on September 19th as part of the opening night party. YO HO!
I was in Alaska from March until just a few days ago and now I’m back in Tennessee. I miss Alaska like crazy! It will be great to be in TN though in the fall and a lot closer to my home in Maine. I really enjoyed my season in Alaska and can’t wait to get back up there in … Read More »
Rob and Sheila Scheer debut on the Amazing Race! 8/7 c
The Amazing Race 21: Exclusive Interview with Rob Scheer and Sheila Castle
Posted on 10/02/2012 by Gina in The Amazing Race and Cast Interviews
by Gina Scarpa
Many a team have exited The Amazing Race well before they’d like to either because they didn’t read their clue properly or they didn’t understand what to do or where to go next. … Read More »
Meet Bill. He is an 8 year old Percheron Draft Horse. He lives will in Wears Valley on an 80 acre farm with histeammate Bob (pictured below). You can see these guys every night in the show as they show off
their strength while helping the lumberjack athletes pull in the sleds filled with logs.
I had a great time in Morton, WA where I was competing for ”Bull of the Woods” last weekend. I placed 6th in Standing Block Chop, 4th in Log Rolling, 3rd in Axe Throw, 3rd in Speed Climb, and 6th in Double Buck. My biggest thing is finishing my very first Springboard Chop! It was a great weekend!
“Operation Pigeon Forge: A Family Story” Airs on GAC Network
We have raised $2,700 thus far on our way to $8,000 for my new Cochlear Ear Implant. This will change my life. I will be able to better communicate with everyone and it will allow me to further my training. I would like to tell everyone how I lost my hearing. When I was 18 months old, I was diagnosed … Read More »
All the new guys competed in the Tennessee IRONJACK Qualifier and the whole day was thrilling! All 4 of us pushed as hard as we could and only one point seperated 2nd and 3rd place. I was the lucky victor of 2nd! YO HO!
YO HO everybody! I survived on a plane May 5th and made my way to Alaska. Been here for a week and the shows have been fantastic. Mostly raining but it’s still early in the summer. Come up to Alaska to see me and the other athletes compete and we’ll show you what a lumberjack does!
I have been training for the upcoming Webster Springs competition in WV. I am really excited to be competing with Zach Brown. YO HO!
We have been super busy lately but shows have been a lot of fun. I have been climbing really fast these past few weeks and can’t wait to beat Derek at the Lumberjack World Championships. Yesterday we had the Tennessee Ironjack Qualifiers for the new Jacks. They competed in 7 different events and it was really exciting. We have a … Read More »
It is month eight of our first year here at the Lumberjack Feud, and I can hardly believe it’s real. The days seem to go on forever, but the opportunity is so worth it. I have seen such changes in this short period and I am proud of all my staff. I am thrilled to be doing shows with the … Read More »
Competition Season is near! I cannot wait for Morton Logger’s Jubilee in Morton, WA. We have a show coming up in May at the Smokies Stadium and I am really excited for that event!
I got a visit from my mom this past week! She came to Tennessee on vacation and she got to see the show for the first time. She said “It’s the best show I have ever seen!” She not only loved the show, she loved the dinner as well.
I am super excited as well to get my cochlear implant very … Read More »
Just got back in town from road shows in Omaha, NE and Milwaukee, WI, where they had 21 inches of snow! I am loving the warm weather and the warm people back in Tennessee! Gearing up for Bristol this weekend where we will have the Lumberjacks at the Speedway doing an exhibition. Come check us out! Yo Ho!
The summer is sneaking up on us, so I decided to sneak away with my fiancé to our Florida fish camp for a weekend. Funny how a three day vacation turns into three days of boat washing and cleaning the cottage. Sitting by the Gulf and the sunsets were great, even with the work.
I am in shows all weekend while … Read More »
It’s SPRING TIME! I am super excited that my mother will be here very soon. This will be here first time to Tennessee! We are gearing up for a fundraiser to help me with my Cochlear Ear implant May 15th at midnight! Looking forward to the STIHL Timbersport Series in June as well!
We are constantly improving on the show and the events based on the feedback we are getting back from out Rowdy fans! The arena floor is now wood and we are just practicing and training to give you guys the best show possible! Come check us out! Yo Ho!
Hey everybody! I will only be in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for another month, then back to Alaska to perform in our sister show, The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. I will be there by April 1st and will be in the shows there all season. Lately, Tyler Rothe and I have been rivals in almost every event in the show! Come … Read More »
Just finished up with the Omaha Bull of the Woods where I was the champion! It was an honor to win both of the Bull of the Woods this year. Excited to perform at the Bristol Motor Speedway the middle of March. Hope to see some of you there! Yo Ho!
Alex Knutson is from the lumberjack mecca known as Hayward, Wisconsin. He now loves to perform in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the Lumberjack Feud. Alex is a serious competitor and is incredibly fast on the speed climb, he has several top 10 finishes in the world from the Lumberjack World Championships. That includes climbs on the 90 foot pole! 90 … Read More »
Springtime is near! With the new season comes another new project in the Arena. We are adding more dinner seats so we can have more hungry/rowdy fans come to the show! I am still working on getting my cochlear implant device to improve my hearing and communication. Wish I could hear better that I do now. I went turkey hunting … Read More »
We all have been working hard on our projects, putting a decking into the arena. Another project was about my Cochlear Implant. I am trying to raise $7,000.00 to get a new device. If I get the new device, I would be able to hear and communicate more efficiently. The one I have currently is a loaner from Oregon’s OSHU. … Read More »
I just got back on February 7th from visiting my home town in Portland, OR. I was there for 3 weeks visiting my friends and family. It was so good to get caught up with everyone. I also got to help train my hometown Timber Team from the local high school while I was there. I am so excited to … Read More »
Happy Valentine’s Day! We just got the delivery of wood for the decking on the arena floor and the work has begun! I cannot wait until this project is finished, 1,000 ft of decking will surround the pond which will make the competition that much more exciting! It will help the athletes as well, the wood is more forgiving and … Read More »
We kicked off the new show and added events last weekend. The Singlebuck is challenging, but I am getting better and better with each show. We are getting geared up to start a new project on the arena floor which I will be so happy once it is done. We are adding wood decking which will be easier … Read More »
Had a great time at home, but I am glad to be back doing shows! We floated a new log down the Pigeon River to get it to the arena for an intense Log Rolling practice! The new show is going to be amazing with the new events added!
Looking forward to starting up the new show, the changes made this year should be awesome! Just finished doing a show in Des Moines Iowa, were I won the Bull of the Woods title!! All the other competitors there did an awesome job as well.
January 24th, 2012
I dropped off the face of the planet! Not really, just got my butt handed to me when we opened our doors at the Feud. As CEO I am so entrenched in daily operations. I am cook, bottle washer, handy man, usher and lumberjack.
I am thrilled that we accomplished getting this attraction open and are seeing thousands of fans showing up.
Competing in … Read More »
Wow! This year has flown by! I recently went hunting back in Wisconsin and ended up with an 8 point buck! I have been working ever since and really love the enthusiasm of the Christmas show. Really looking forward to spending Christmas and New Year’s with family and friends, then the New Year begins with Traveling Lumberjack Shows. I can’t … Read More »
August 30, 2011 – I’m happy that we had an awesome opening weekend here in Pigeon Forge! Our first shows have been going great and the crowds have been a lot fun! Ready to finally get into the normal show schedule. Stop in and catch the newest and best show in town!
August 8, 2011 – I just finished competing in the Lumberjack World Championships where I placed 3rd in the 60ft speed climb. Hats of to all of the other climbers, everybody was really on top of there game this year. I’m really excited to open on the 26th. The show is looking amazing and it will be fun to perform … Read More »
Nearing the Final Stages of the Lumberjack Feud Building Construction: From Flying Timber Dogs to Mason Jars
Wow, where do the weeks go! The last ten days have been filled with trying to make the right decisions on so many things. How do you build a 10 million dollar theatre that is going to host a show staged in the 1930’s? I have to mix the feel of an old logging camp with modern telecom and food … Read More »
June 25, 2011 – I have been traveling with my other companies in Alaska and Wisconsin so my construction update has lagged behind.
I am thrilled to report that the kitchen and dressing rooms are mostly complete, the offices are painted and counters installed. The box office and retail area are getting finishes, it will look like an old logging town. … Read More »
Ok, I have not posted for a month but not because I am lounging poolside or driving cattle in Colorado. I have been doing all things “Jack”, lumberjack that is.
The show site has gone into overdrive, contractors and my staff have been working 60 hours a week pulling together the Lumberjack Feud. The arena will be the most amazing place … Read More »
June 20, 2011 – I have been work up at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan, training for the lumberjack world championships. Looking forward to getting down to Pigeon Forge and for the Lumberjack Feud to open up. On a side note the salmon fishing is starting to pick up and the halibut fishing has been great.
Our first shows for Sevierville was a hit at the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival 2011! We couldn’t have asked for a better day full of rowdy fans, mouth-watering BBQ, and the overall fun and loving environment of Sevierville! We are so excited to be apart of this amazing community!
How did I get from Rodeo Lumberjack to owner/project manager of the Lumberjack Feud? As I contemplate sending water samples to our fog machine installer and work out how to plate a wonderful meal every 30 seconds, I miss the days of old. Days where my biggest concerns were which side of the tree to climb or if I should … Read More »
May 5, 2011
So we begin another week, hard to believe this project has been on the drawing board for 25 years and is just months away from completion. That is correct, 25 years ago the City hired us to put on our show at Patriot Park and we fell in love with Pigeon Forge, the people and TN. That was … Read More »
April 28, 2011
This week has been interesting as to construction. We are sorting out all kinds of facility functions like serving food, cooling air, hanging climbing trees, stabling horses, building a mountain, hanging huge video screens, swimming dogs, retail systems cat five cables…….boring huh?
Not really because when you put it all together you get the Rowdiest Good Time in the … Read More »
April 13, 2011
Sitting at the helm of the Lumberjack Feud I sometimes feels like what Noah must have felt like building the Ark. The rain of tourists is coming and we have to get this thing built!
I spend my days meeting with kitchen designers, set designers, data system designers and lumberjacks who think their designers! This will be an incredible … Read More »
Upcoming Events: See Our Lumberjacks in Action!
April 29, 2011: Dogwood Arts Parade, Knoxville, TN
May 6, 2011: Dolly’s Homecoming Parade, Pigeon Forge, TN
May 7, 2011: Saw it in the Smokies, Gatlinburg, TN
May 11, 2011: National Tourism Week & Hartford Welcome Center’s 20 Year Celebration, Hartford, TN
May 21, 2011: Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, Sevierville, TN
July 3, 2011: 36th Annual 4th of … Read More »
April 14, 2011
Sitting at the helm of the Lumberjack Feud sometimes feels like what Noah must have felt like building the Ark. The rain of tourists is coming and we have to get this thing built!
Rain, snow , rain , snow and finally the sun and steel is about completed. Citadel Construction has been doing all they can to get … Read More »
March 17th & 18th, 2011: Food City Race Nights
We had a blast both days of the Food City Race Nights in March! The first night we put on shows at the Knoxville Expo Center and had our first interaction with Tennessee fans, who were so much fun! Then the next night we put on more shows at the Bristol Motor … Read More »