Stihl Inc., creator and owner of the Stihl Timbersports Series presented by Ram Trucks, has announced the ESPN2 show schedule for the 2011 season of the Stihl Timbersports Series. The shows will air Dec. 11, 18 and 24. The 2011 season, consisting of five U.S. professional qualifying events hosted around the country, the U.S. Championship and Relay at the Oregon State Fair and the World Championship and Relay in Roermond, Holland, airs on ESPN2 throughout December. For the complete ESPN2 schedule, visit Stihl Timbersports.us.

“As one of ESPN’s longest running programs, we value our relationship and look forward to airing the Stihl Timbersports Series on the ESPN stage for the 26th season,” said Brad Sorgen, producer of the Stihl Timbersports Series. “Being able to showcase our sport on a national platform enables us to recognize the intensity of the competition and talent of our professional athletes.”

The Stihl Timbersports Series brought together 50 of the top professional athletes from around the country to compete in traditional lumberjack disciplines for the 2011 season, including the single buck, stock and hot saw, underhand, standing and springboard chops to determine the U.S. and World Champion lumberjack. The Stihl Timbersports Series hosted five qualifying events throughout the spring to determine the top 20 who would advance to the U.S. Championship. Professional qualifiers were held at the University of Georgia (Southern qualifier), Cal Poly University (Western qualifier), Penn State University-Mont Alto (Mid-Atlantic qualifier), Purdue University (Midwest qualifier) and SUNY-Cobleskill (Northeast qualifier) with ESPN2 cameras capturing all of the wood-chopping action.

During the Stihl Timbersports Series 2011 ESPN2 airings, Stihl and Ram will engage fans with a Watch & Win sweepstakes, where they can enter to win a $250 Stihl product certificate and Ram prizes. Fans simply watch the shows on ESPN2, and then enter to win by answering a trivia question based on that day’s shows. Visit the Stihl Timbersports Series on Facebook for more information.

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