The UNH Woodsmen Team is a university-recognized co-ed sports club and is sponsored by Campus Recreation. UNH has fielded a team for more than 40 years.
The sport is dedicated to keeping alive the traditional skills used to cut timber and get it to the mill. Events include sawing, chopping, axe throwing, log rolling, pulp tossing, and other traditional skills. Club members organize practice, raise funds and select the annual events they wish to enter. Competitions are held throughout the Northeast and Canada. Team members need no prior experience and are provided all required safety equipment. In addition, members are coached in the safe techniques required in competitions.
Teams are comprised of up to six members, with each member competing in singles, doubles, and team events. We field both men’s and women’s teams as well as Jack (men) and Jill (women) teams. There are no dues and all equipment is supplied at no charge. However, you must have current health care coverage.
Being part of the woodsmen team is a unique experience and affords a wonderful opportunity to meet a great group of people. Many prior team members have gone on to compete in professional lumberjack competitions.