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Snoqualmie’s David Moses is in Germany for Stihl World Championships of timber sports

October 23, 2013 · 12:47 PM

David Moses readies an axe at his training grounds in 2012. The Snoqualmie timber athlete is at the Stihl world championships this week. / Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

Snoqualmie’s own David Moses will compete this week in Stuttgart, Germany, as part of the Team USA of lumberjacks.

On Friday, Oct. 25, more than 100 lumberjack athletes will compete in the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championship relay competition to determine the best lumberjack team in the world. In the relay competition, four representatives from participating countries face off in a four-discipline race featuring the single buck, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop.

Besides Moses, the 2013 U.S. world championship relay team includes Arden Cogar Jr. from West Hamlin, West Va., Paul Cogar from Diana, West Va., and Dave Jewett from Pittsford, N.Y.

This year’s collegiate champion, Ben Hansen from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will also travel to Germany to represent the U.S. in the relay competition as a part of the international rookie relay team. Following the relay, individual competition featuring top U.S. competitor Matt Cogar will also take place.

Moses was selected for the worlds at this summer’s nationals in Tennessee.  To prepare for Stuttgart, he worked on his standing chop and single-saw event, and had an easier time of it in training.

The competition will stream live on stihltimbersports.com.


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