Norfolk to host Stihl US lumberjack championship

NORFOLK, Va. (AP/WAVY) — Norfolk will host the 2014 Stihl Timbersports Series U.S. lumberjack championships this summer.

Stihl Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championship is scheduled for June 20-June 22 at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The competition will be aired by ABC in September.

Photos: Preview of lumberjack championships

Stihl Inc. provided a live demonstration of several events Tuesday.

Lumberjacks will compete in six categories: hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop.

Matthew Cogar of Diana, W.Va., will defend the pro title he won in 2013. His father, Paul Cogar, and cousins Arden Cogar Jr. and Scooter Cogar, will also compete.

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