How much wood could a Chuck Oliver Logging Show chuck?


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Al Brock cutting through a log during the power saw bucking portion of the Chuck Oliver Logging Show, taking third place. Brock has long history with the logging show, competing in the very first one in 1975. Back in the '75 competition, Brock won first place in power saw bucking, axe cutting, under cutting, and was also named the "All-Around Logger." This year, he took third place in power saw bucking and axe throwing.

The roundabout near City Dock was blocked off July 4, for the 45th Chuck Oliver Logging Show. The logging show has been a staple of Wrangell's Independence Day celebration since it was first organized by Chuck Oliver in 1975. Chuck and his son, Randy, have been heavily involved in the logging show off-and-on for many years. With Chuck passing away in March this year, and Randy announcing that this would be his final show before retiring, many Wrangellites came out to see the close of this particular chapter in the community's history.

"With the logs, site and tools picked up, my final year...

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