Welcome to the Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjack Organization's website!

It's that time again! Time to come out and cheer on your favorite lumberjack. Check out our Events page for the latest information on this year's contests. Copies of registration forms for some of the contests can also be found on the Events page.


There is a great website you can check out- Lumberjack Planet. It is set up and administered by one of our lumberjacks so there is a lot of information that  you may find interesting. There is a link on our "Links" page.


Would you like to become a member? You do not have to compete to be a member. If you appreciate what we do and would like to help support our sport, look under the "Contact Us" link for a Membership Form.

Mission Statement: To further the growth of Lumberjack Sports in Pennsylvania

Chainsaw Raffle for 2012


This year's raffle was for a Stihl MS290 Farm Boss.

This year's winners are:

1.) Jim Brady from Acme, PA. Jim purchased his winning ticket at our newest show held in Westmoreland County, PA


2.) Joel Hoffman from Barto, PA  pictured (left) above with PPLO president Bill Simcox

Demo at Wheatfield Nursery's Pink Day 2012


It was a GREAT day. Check out more pictures on our Photo page!

2012 PPLO Overall Winners
Professional Division
Women's Winners Men's Winners

1st-Lavonne Mikloiche 156                                            1st- Chris Cicora 194
2nd-Peg Engasser 104                                                  2nd-Bill Simcox  190
3rd-Liz Simcox 96                                                            3rd- Dave Engasser 182

2011 PPLO Overall Winners
Professional Division

Mens: Womens:

1st: Dave Engasser                                           1st: Collin Koers

2nd: Chris Cicora                                               2nd: Elizabeth Simcox

3rd: Mike Koers                                                  3rd: LaVonne Mikloiche


Collegiate Division

Mens:     Tim Benedict

Womens:  No competitors this year

2013 Membership Form

PPLO Membership Form – 2013


Name _____________________________________________________________

Address ____________________________________________________________


Phone _____________________________________ Age____________________


Gender _____ 

Pro_____ College_______________________________________

(If you are not currently competing at the college level for a college or university woodsman’s team, please mark “pro.”  If you are a collegiate competitor, please name your school.)


Make checks payable to:

PA Professional Lumberjacks Organization

Mail to:          Elizabeth Simcox                                        __________$10 Membership

                        43 Lenape Trail                                           __________Donation Amount

                        Lock Haven, PA 17745                            


*Membership is necessary to be eligible to win the overall award.  Membership form and money must be postmarked before the start of the first competition.  (June – Tuscarora Valley Heritage Days)


Photo shared by Arden Cogar Jr. circa 1938-39

A very neat old picture taken from the Woodchopping contest held as part of the Rhodedendaren Festival circa 1938-39, the predecessor to the Webster County Woodchopping Festival, held in Webster Springs, WV. I cannot identify anyone in the pictures, but I have been told that my grandfather and some of my great uncles attended and participated in this event.

Click on photo to view a larger image.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Simcox family.

Rest In Peace James Thompson

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