MAY, 21ST - 25TH, 2014



Southeastern US World Championship

Memorial Day Weekend
Baker's Island Recreation Area
Webster Springs, WV


     Since 1960, each Memorial Day weekend, the "Southeastern US World Championship Woodchopper" title is won at the annual Webster County Woodchopping Festival in Webster Spring, West Virginia.

     This festival is a natural outgrowth of Webster County's timbering heritage.  The sport of Wood Chopping, was born in the mountain logging camps as young men sought to entertain themselves showing off their skill and endurance.

     All-Around Champion Arden Cogar, Sr., a native of Webster County is one of the many local legends who has helped build the festival.  He began competing in 1956 and has since won 47 championship titles in the US and Australia.

     With more than $26,000 in prize money up for grabs, choppers come form as near as the scenic mountains of West Virginia and as far away as New Zealand.  Their skills are put to the test in a variety of events including the Springboard, Jack & Jill Crosscut, Axe Throw, Standing Block, Hot Saw, and much more.

     So come out and join us, pick out your favorite lumber jack or lumber jill and cheer them on.

To kick off the festival on Friday night, the West Virginia State Championship Firemen's Rodeo is held.  Fire departments from all over the state complete in such events as the bucket brigade and Firemen's Challenge.  Trophies are awarded to both individuals and team winners.  A Firemen's Challenge is an event that tests the actual fire-fighting skills in a race against others and the clock.


Miss Woochopper 2014 Chelsie Jordan

1st Runner Up & Miss Photogenic Danielle Poling

2nd Runner Up - Kia Wright

Miss Congeniality - Katie Lowther & Shayna Holley

Crown Bearer: Devin Pugh

Flower Girl: Madelyn Williams

Jr. Miss Woodchopper 2014 Alison Clayton
1st Runner Up - Kara Lewis
2nd Runner Up - Erin Kidd
Miss Photogenic - Hayley Short
Miss Congeniality - Alison Clayton
Crown Bearer - Joe Given
Flower Girl - Kalyn Vandevender

Miss Woodchip 2014 Kalie BreAnn White

1st Runner Up & Miss Photogenic - Hannah Grace Cutlip

2nd Runner Up & Miss Congeniality - Gracie Cochran

Miss Photogenic - Jada McCourt

Crown Bearer - Jordan Young

Flower Girl - Caitlyn Mustoe


Axe Thow

2-Man Cross Cut

Hot Saw