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Nathan Waterfield

Now A Hazard, 70 Year-Old Spruce Comes Down

100-Year-Old Spruce Tree

Comes Down On Pine Blvd.

Timber! Nathan Waterfield, Cherry Valley, cuts through a 100-year-old Blue Spruce at 8 Pine Boulevard, Cooperstown, this afternoon. “These trees have become a hazard and it’s time for them to come down,” said Waterfield. This isn’t the first time they’ve cut down trees at that location, however. Gayle Smith, who owns the property and runs the Overlook Bed & Breakfast there, sought Waterfield’s help five years ago when there was another old tree in danger of falling on the house. The winter weather makes it easier for tree removal, he said. “The snow is less difficult than the tourists.” (James Cummings/AllOTSEGO.com)
Nation’s Best Lumberjacks Qualify In Cherry Valley

Nation’s Best Lumberjacks

Qualify In Cherry Valley

Local Timbersport duo Nathan and Holly Waterfield saw through a log during the semi-finals of the Jack-and-Jill two person saw competition during the second annual Cherry Valley Outdoor Games. Nathan serves as the president of Cherry Valley Outdoor Games Inc. and organized this year’s event. Waterfield also participated in the Men’s Springboard competition, where he advanced to the finals, winning his qualifying heat handedly. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
CV’s Waterfield On U.S. Team Winning Bronze In Germany

CV’s Waterfield On U.S. Team

Winning Bronze In Germany

Team USA finished the Championship in third place. Attached are the final results. Please click here to download an image of Team USA on the podium, along with a video of Team USA competing and some interview footage
Team USA, which includes Nathan Waterfield of Cherry Valley, took the bronze among 16 nations competing in the Stihl Timbersports 12th annual World Lumberjack Championchips in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday and today.   Nathan, who has competed locally in Cooperstown and Oneonta qualifiers, was one of five athletes on the U.S. team.  (Photo courtesy Stihl)

 

Cherry Valley Lumberjack To Vie In Germany In Fall

Cherry Valley Lumberjack

To Vie In Germany In Fall

Nathan Waterfield Third In U.S Competition
Nathan Waterfield of Cherry Valley will compete in Germany in November.
Nathan Waterfield of Cherry Valley will compete in Germany in November.

CHERRY VALLEY – Two days of national wood-chopping competition in Tinley Park, Ill., is over, and Nathan Waterfield of Cherry Valley tied for third place in the in the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® 2016 U.S. Professional Championship last Saturday evening.

Matt Cogar of Chillicothe, Ohio, was first, competing among the nation’s best lumberjack athletes at Tinley Park Convention Center in Chicago Southland.

Arden Cogar, Jr. finished in second place, and Waterfield tied with Walt Page for third place.

Lumberjacks Do Battle In Damaschke Field

Lumberjacks Do Battle

In Damaschke Field

Nathan Waterfield, Cherry Valley, organizer of the lumberjack competition held in Damaschke Field this weekend in the Hot Shots event where competitor try for best time in cutting through a 23" thick log in seconds. The saw he is using is customized and features a snow mobile engine. Then event, no win it's second year, featured 24 men and 10 women. "It's as rather obscure sport." said Waterfield, "So, the fact we are having this means we have people coming in from all over."(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Organizer Nathan Waterfield, Cherry Valley, saws through a 23″ log in the Hot Shots section of the Stihl Lumbersports Professional Northeaster Qualifier, held this afternoon in Damaschke Field. The event, now in it’s second year, featured 24 men and 10 women. “It’s a rather obscure sport,” said Waterfield. “So, the fact we are having this means we have people coming in from all over.”(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

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