To win the competition, operators had to demonstration outstanding speed, skill, and efficiency in handling a hydraulic log loader.
The competition began with nine wood blocks scattered randomly on the ground. Operating a new Link-belt log loader, contestants stacked the blocks end to end, matching numbers or colors within 7 minutes.
The “best of the west” winners this year were:
First Place: Ross Cribbs, Van Well Timber Co., Dallas, Ore.
Time: 3:38 minutes
Second Place: Zane Byrant, Michael Bryant Logging, Beaver Creek, Ore.
Time: 3:49 minutes
Third Place: Trevor Rhea, Rose Logging Inc., Springfield, Ore.
Time: 4:02 minutes