Chainsaw Carving Championship - Sunday
by Maggie Craig
September 13, 2023
Libby's seventh annual Chainsaw Carving Championship wrapped up Sunday, September 10, with Sunday's quick carve and auction, final judging of exhibition pieces and subsequent auction, and awards. As always, the carvers produced stunning pieces of chainsaw art. This is one of Libby's premiere events, drawing exceptional talent to town for an incredible weekend of chainsaw carving.
Carving this year were Dennis Beach, Adrian Bois, Sam Bowsher, Marina Cole, Mark Colp, Rolf Doderlein de Win, Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren (George), Joe Dussia, John Hayes, Denny Henson, Brigitte Lochhead, Bongo Love, Jacob Lucas, Alex Pricob, Annalena Shoebe, Raimondas Uždravis, Norbert Varga, Ryan Villiers, Tomas Vrba, Chris Wood and Hayden Wright.
First place: Chris Wood (Groot)
Second place: Tomas Vrba (Cockfight)
Third place: Dennis Beach (Canoeing Bears)
Fourth place: Sam Bowsher (Ram, Eagle and Lamb)
Fifth place: Jacob Lucas (Butterflies)
Quick Carve Champion:
People's Choice Award:
Dennis Beach (Canoeing Bears)
Carvers' Choice Award:
Joe Dussia (Eagle with Fish and Crouching Cougar)
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