Timbersports bring lumberjacks to Cooperstown

By WKTV News

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Residents of Cooperstown spent the day outdoors, Sunday, to take in a unique sporting event (hint: it wasn't baseball).
Lakeside Park was the site of the Northeast Professional Qualifier for the Timbersports Event.
Timbersports assembles the world's top lumberjack athletes to compete in the original extreme sport.
This weekend, athletes competed in events such as chain-sawing and ax-throwing competitions.
The goal is to determine who is the best all around lumberjack.
"We are known for our arts, baseball and beverage trail and this offers visitors something different," said Bill Michaels, VP of Otsego County Tourism. "(It is) something they may not normally see on a trip to Cooperstown."


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