Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree

33507 Recreation Road 230
North Fork, CA 93643

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The 62nd Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree July 2nd & 3rd 2022

The North Fork Boosters Club would like to thank the participants, patrons, and sponsors of the 62nd Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree!  This event, annually located at the North Fork Recreation Center, pays tribute to the loggers of time past and those still keeping the tradition alive today. Participants in the Jamboree help us appreciate and honor the loggers craft and hard work, while keeping us entertained throughout the competition. All proceeds from the Jamboree go into The North Fork Boosters General Fund to keep local facilities, programs, and events going year after year. In between the competition’s events there are local food vendors and crafts to purchase, and if you feel the need to cool off then head down to the swimming area for a dip. Check out this years edition of the Chips Program for more information about this years event! Congratulations to this years winners!

62nd Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree Winners

Champion Logger: Nate Hodges

Queen: Molly Hodges

Little Princess: Maelynn Bell

Little Logger: Kayson Lourence

Pro Am

1st Place: Nate Hodges and Josh Bullard
2nd Place: Jerry Hodges and John Moglia
3rd Place: Jesse Hutchins Jr. and Derek Robinson
4th Place: JB Thornburg and Jack Thornburg

Jason Taylor Ax Throw

1st Place: Jeff Serrano
2nd Place: Louie Davis
3rd Place: Nate Hodges
4th Place: Pete Curtis

Working Saw

1st Place: Jessie Hutchens Jr.
2nd Place: Nate Hodges
3rd Place: JB Thornburg
4th Place: Louie Davis

Junior Ax Throw

1st Place: Jocelyn Hodges
2nd Place: Jacob Davidson
3rd Place: Elizabeth Lucero
4th Place: Oscar Glass

Pro Events

Ax Throw

1st – Nate Hodges
2nd – Louie Davis
3rd – Pete Curtis
4th – Jerry Hodges

Choker Setting

1st – Nate Hodges
2nd – JB Thornburg
3rd – Bill Davis
4th – Jerry Hodges

Stock Power Saw

1st – Nate Hodges
2nd – Zach Montgomery
3rd – Pat Hodges
4th – JB Thornburg

Hand Chopping

1st – Nate Hodges
2nd – JB Thornburg
3rd – Jerry Hodges
4th – Jessie Hutchens

Tree Falling

1st – JB Thornburg
2nd – Bill Davis
3rd – Jessie Hutchens Jr.

Ladies Ax Throw

1st – Chelsea Gonzalez
2nd – Lemoore Rangel
3rd – Jaime Cook
4th – Cassie Verduzco

Ladies Power Saw

1st – Lani Owen
2nd – Nirvana Tannehill
3rd – Pinkey Nolen
4th – Jessie Jansen

Hot Power Saw

1st – Nate Hodges
2nd – Jerry Hodges
3rd – Zach Montgomery
4th – Cam Berlogar

Double Bucking

1st – Nate Hodges/Jerry Hodges
2nd – Jessie Hutchens Jr/Jessie Hutchens
3rd – Hunter Wayte/Ryan Wayte
4th – Pat Hodges/Bill Davis

Jack and Jill

1st – Nate Hodges/Lani Owen
2nd – Jerry Hodges/Kittie Bell
3rd – Pete Curtis/Brittany Curtis
4th – Justin Ryan/April Holt

Speed Ax

1st – Nate Hodges
2nd – Jerry Hodges
3rd – Kyle Jansen
4th – JB Thornburg

62nd Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree Sponsors

North Fork Boosters Would Like to Thank:


San Joaquin Forest Products

Donaghy Sales, LLC

South Fork Forest Solutions

Mountain F. Enterprises

Arbor Works

Big Sandy Rancheria

All of Our Queen, Little Logger, Little Princess, and Event Sponsors

All Booster Members and Volunteers

Event Sponsors:

Choker Setting – Big Sandy Rancheria

Stock Power Saw – Arbor Works, LLC

Ax Throw – South Fork Forest Solutions

Double Hand Bucking – Big Sandy Rancheria

Ladies Ax Throw – Mountain F. Enterprises

Jack and Jill – Provident Payments

Ladies Power Saw – Big Sandy Rancheria

Springboard Chop – Arbor Works, LLC

Speed Axe Throw – Sierra Forest Consulting

Hand Chopping – Yosemite Axe Throwing

Hot Power Saw – Phoenix Rising Body & Paint

Log Burling – North Fork Boosters

Queen, Little Logger, and Little Princess Sponsors:

Walt Bannon Drilling

Circle W Ranch

Gas N Stuff

Hair by Brittney

Hot Shot Coffee Shack

Red Barn Coffee

North Fork Pizza Factory

Buckhorn Saloon

North Fork BBQ


We Look Forward to Next Year’s Event!


Tickets for Sundays Main event, when the Professionals compete, can be purchased from the Logger’s Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger Contestants prior to the event.

Tickets are $2 if purchased from the contestants or $5 at the gate.

Note: These pre-sale tickets are good for Sundays event only. There are no pre-sale tickets for Saturday’s event, when the amateurs compete. Tickets for Saturday can be purchased at the gate for $5.

Participant Qualifications

Participants sawing away and having fun, Loggers Jamboree 2012
Participants sawing away and having fun, Loggers Jamboree 2012

Professional (Sunday Event)- Participants must have competed in the Loggers Jamboree previously, either as an amateur or professional.

Amateur (Saturday Event)- Participants must not have participated as a professional previously.

*Participant entry fees will depend on the number of events competed in.

Loggers Jamboree Queen

It wouldn’t be a a Loggers Jamboree without a Queen! Every year a young woman from the community is crowned for their exceptional fundraising abilities. These dedicated and hopeful Queens-to-be will sell Loggers Jamboree Raffle tickets to raise money for the North Fork Boosters beginning in May at the Loggers Jamboree Kick-Off Dinner/Dance at Town Hall.  Requirements for entry:  Girls ages 13-18 years, single, no children.  Contact Jennifer  Casner-Fitzwater at (559) 676-7648 for more information.

If you are a previous Loggers Jamboree Queen and have pictures, we would love to put them on the site!

Little Princess and Little Logger

Our Little Princess and Little Logger are the most adorable part of the Jamboree! Children in the community ages 2-6 years are qualified to sell Loggers Jamboree raffle tickets with their family.  This competition is comparatively new to our others, but with the overwhelming amount of cute kids in the community we had to do something!  Contact Cathey Thornburg at (559) 676-7766 for more information.

Loggers Jamboree Parade

On Saturday there is the Loggers Jamboree Parade going through North Fork’s Main street.

Contact Amanda DeMasters at (559) 676-2071 for more information.

The Wood Chopper’s Ball

Be sure not to miss out, the Ball is a great time for everyone.  On Saturday night visitors and locals come together to dance the night away.  Located at the Rec. Center and starting at 8 pm the Wood Chopper’s Ball is meant for anyone who likes foot stompin’ music, hootin’ and hollering!  In North Fork we always have our dancing shoes on!  Come join us and enjoy the music.