STIHL Inc., creator and producer of the premier lumberjack sports event, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series presented by Ram Trucks, announced today the launch of Fantasy Lumberjack, the first-ever fantasy game for lumberjack sports. Fantasy Lumberjack will be hosted on the Official STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Facebook page throughout the 2013 season, kicking off March 15 with the Southern Qualifier hosted by Auburn University. The full 2013 season schedule appears below.

In the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Fantasy Lumberjack game participants act as owners to build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by the real individual athletes competing in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series. Fans will have the opportunity to pick which lumberjack athletes they think will perform the best in each event of the 2013 season for the chance to win a STIHL chain saw and a trip for two to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 25-26, 2013. Six STIHL chain saw winners will be identified following each event for the 2013 season based on the highest number of points accumulated per event. The trip to Germany for the World Championship will be awarded at the culmination of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS U.S. Championship to the user with the highest accumulated points generated throughout the entire season.

“As a pioneer in lumberjack sports, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series is thrilled to be able to deliver a new and exciting way to connect with our fans,” said Brad Sorgen, producer of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series. “Fantasy Lumberjack is a great opportunity to generate more awareness around the Series while rewarding our loyal and new-found fans alike.”

Fantasy Lumberjack is free to play and open to anyone in the United States. To begin the ultimate fantasy sports game experience from the ultimate lumberjack sports competition, visit Facebook.com/STIHLTIMBERSPORTS or apps.facebook.com/fantasylumberjack.

Established in 1985 by STIHL, the number-one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America*, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, billed as the Original Extreme Sport, attracts the world’s top lumberjack athletes in a competition based on historic logging techniques. The Series is seen by millions of viewers annually in more than 62 countries on networks such as Eurosport, Outdoor Channel and ESPNU.

The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series pro competition consists of six professional lumberjack disciplines, the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop. Held in conjunction with the Collegiate Series, the five qualifying rounds pit the top eight lumberjacks in the region against each other with the top four pro athletes from each advancing to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Pro Championship at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud June 7-9. These four individuals will not only compete against other competitors from around the country for the championship crown, but will also join together to represent their regions in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Relay Competition. In addition to receiving the ultimate bragging rights in lumberjack sports and a Ram 1500 truck, the top U.S. competitor also advances to the World Championship.

Get the latest information, stay up to date on news and competition and access behind-the-scenes photos and videos by joining the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series community online and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series presented by Ram Trucks 

2013 Dates and Locations

EventVenueLocationDate
Southern QualifierAuburn UniversityAuburn, Ala.March 15
Midwest QualifierMichigan StateEast Lansing, Mich.April 6
Mid-Atlantic QualifierHaywood Community CollegeClyde, NCApril 14
Northeast QualifierFinger Lakes Community CollegeCanandaigua, NYApril 19
Western QualifierUniversity of MontanaMissoula, Mont.April 26
U.S. ChampionshipsLumberjack FeudPigeon Forge, Tenn.June 7-9
World ChampionshipsPorsche ArenaStuttgart, GermanyOct. 25-26

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