2022 Game of Logging Winner Tyler McIntosh receiving the prize for winning the competition
The 27th Game of Logging competition (GOL) was held in Greenville, Maine, on August 13th, as part of Forest Heritage Days. The huge crowd under sunny skies cheered the competitors on through the 11 events, with the winner decided with the final precision tree felling event.
Tyler McIntosh, CLP arborist/Logger/forester from Carmel, came in first with a total of 283 points, winning $1,000.00 first prize. Tyler wears many hats in the industry, owning McIntosh Tree Services and as a forester with the Bureau of Parks & Lands. 2nd place winner, logger Jeremy Grignon from Dixfield, with 277 points, took home a chainsaw, and John Grignon, a logger from Dixfield, with 267 points, received safety gear.
Tyler will qualify for the national GOL final next spring, usually held in Pennsylvania. In addition, the 2021 winner Steve Pinkham of Rumford and 2019 winner Andrew Marquis of St Agatha qualify to attend as well, as their national event was canceled due to COVID.
The raffle earned $750, benefiting The Children’s Miracle Network – Log-A-Load for Kids. The winner of the chainsaw-carved bear was Bob Myer of Sebec, ME, and the winner of the chainsaw was Zak Rouisse of Westminster, MA.