<p>The win is up in the air for competitors in the springboard chop event at the 2009 Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/wisconsin-guide/">Wisconsin</a>. The annual competition draws athletes from around the world and showcases their power, agility, balance, and precision. In 2009, the <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/american-festivals/">American Festivals Project</a> headed to Hayward for the 50th anniversary of the championships.</p> <p>Read more about the 2009 Lumberjack World Championships on the <a href="http://americanfestivalsproject.net">American Festivals Project blog</a>.</p>

Springboard Chop

The win is up in the air for competitors in the springboard chop event at the 2009 Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin. The annual competition draws athletes from around the world and showcases their power, agility, balance, and precision. In 2009, the American Festivals Project headed to Hayward for the 50th anniversary of the championships.

Read more about the 2009 Lumberjack World Championships on the American Festivals Project blog.

Photograph by Ross McDermott, American Festivals Project

Lumberjack World Championships

See photos of the 2009 Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin, in this American Festivals Project travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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