2019 Deming Logging Show Winners!

Deming Logging Show Winners
2019 Show

Nick VanBrocklin

All Around Logger:
Nick VanBrocklin

Gold Axe:
Dave and Shelly DeBruin

Silver Axe
Justin Offredi
Trevor Baisden
Marcy Poortinga
Jodi Compton

President Watch
Joan Hammer and Doreen Wiebee

Most Active Non-Contestant
Tanner Poortinga

Bronze Axe -Pres. Special Award
Steve Williamson

Best Load of Logs
1. Frank Harkness Trucking & Logging #22
Driver: Randy Hamilton
Loader: Butch Harkness
Logger: Frank Harkness Trucking and Logging
2. R & B Rathjen Trucking #1
Driver: Ryan Rathjen
Loader: Randy Anderson
Logger: Nielsen Bros.
3. Rob Graham Trucking #47
Driver: Chris Husby
Loader: Tony Zender
Logger: Saxon Contracting

Best Load of Logs–Doubles
1. Rob Graham Trucking #41
Driver: Aaron Stacy
Loader: Butch Harkness
Logger: Frank Harkness Trucking and Logging

Axe Throwing
1. Bryce Blockley 25
2. Kris DeKriek 24
3. Chris Hamilton 22 – 12

Cable Splicing
1. Ryan Lenssen/Erik Anderson 1:36.13
2. Justin Offredi/Phil Zwick 2:16.03
3. Nick DeKriek/Lars Robinson 2:58.51

Chain Saw Bucking (Modified)
1. Kendal Cain 4.86
2. Andrew Hodder 5.06
3. Phil Zwick 5.53

Chain Saw Bucking II (Stock)
1. Gage Robinson 5.70
2. Andy Hodder 5.94
3. Andy Rolston 6.13

Chain Saw Bucking III (140CC)
1. Harold Lewis 3.37
2. Andrew Hodder 5.06
3. John Babbitt 5.37

Choker Setting
1. Bryce Postlewait 21.55
2. Tyler Bergstrom 22.00
3. Jacob White 22.39

Double Bucking
1. Kendal Cain/Gage Robinson 21.54
2. Kris DeKriek/Nick VanBrocklin 21.79
3. Jim Kyle/Jason Henningson 28.72

Hand Bucking
1. Nick VanBrocklin 34.44
2. Les Kyle 46.29
3. Ed Williams 55.60

Hot Saws
1. Nick Taklo/ Bubba Simplot 1.28
2. David Thompson/John Babbitt 1.47
3. Tim Brownrigg/Andy Hodder 3.41

Iron Man
1. Nick VanBrocklin 1:25.65
2. Clint Stafford 1:56.87
3. Will Mathews 2:01.75
4. Les Kyle 2:17.03

Kids Log Rolling
1. Gunner Rathjen
2. Breckin Fowler
3. Zack Richter

Kids Speed Climbing 30ft
1. Isaac Northington 55.13
Kids Speed Climbing 50ft.

Log Rolling
1. Skylar Isaacson
2. Carsen Monaghan

Loggers Relay
1. Strider Const. 1:14.68
2. 3 Rivers Cutting 1:24.38
3. Team USA 1:26.75

Ma and Pa Bucking
1. Ed Williams/Jerilyn Klix 14.98
2. Andy Rolston/Melani Keel 22.46
3. Justin Offredi/Meg Offredi 27.81

Novice Hand Bucking
1. Jacob White 33.82
2. Gage Robinson 40.93
3. Justin Offredi 42.50

Novice Log Rolling
1. Chris Rathjen
2. Jordan Hughes

Novice Speed Climb
1. Brian Binder 25.74
2. Reed Jonker 37.17

Obstacle Choker Setting
1. Carsen Monaghan 23.10
2. Jake Sande 32.94
3. Bryce Blockley 40.77

Pole Falling
1. Nick VanBrocklin 52.97
2. Kris DeKriek 53.33
3. Les Kyle 56.74

Speed Climbing
1. Carsen Monaghan 20.31
2. Travis Bouwman 21.27
3. Tyler Bergstrom 27.15

Speed Climbing-Championship
1. Brian Bartow 24.35
2. Nick Hall 24.44

Standing Block Chop
1. Nick VanBrocklin 19.57
2. Les Kyle 29.70
3. Clint Stafford 32.26

Trailer Backing
1. Les Kyle 8.58
2. Chris Husby 9.92
3. Matt Zender 9.94

Tree Topping
1. Travis Bouwman 1:19.61
2. Tyler Bergstrom 1:26.84
3. Nolan Meece 1:48.97

1. Kids
2. Loggers

Wrapper Throwing
1. Mark Silves 1:27.69
2. Chris Husby 1:31.38
3. Les Kyle 1:31.91

Show and Shine

Highway Division
1. VanderYacht
2. Bert Matter
3. VanderYacht

Low Boy Division
1. Payload
2. Verbeek
3. Alfie Berg

Dump Truck Division
1. R Transport
2. Hayter
3. P & P

Log Truck Division 2004 and older
1. Pacific
2. Fletcher
3. Zee Bros #9

Log Truck Division 2005-2014
1. Rathjen #1
2. K & D #1
3. Eastwood #3

Log Truck Division 2015-Newer
1. Harkness #22
2. Mt. View #12
3. RGTI #44

Antique Division
1. Milky Way
2. Jerry Hammer
3. Steve Cowden

Show Truck
1. J & B
2. Terry Bosman
3. Verbeek

Best in Show
1. LeBeau Bros.

In Loving Memory of Gerald “Mitch” Mitchell Jones Sr

One of the best moments of every Deming Logging Show is when our announcer says that Whatcom County has not suffered a logging fatality in the past year. Unfortunately, those words will not be spoken at the 2019 Deming Logging Show. In August 2018, Mitch Jones lost his life in a tragic logging accident while working for a Whatcom County logging company. Mitch was well respected in the community, as both an outstanding logger and person. The loss of Mitch reminds us of the dangers our industry faces every day, and the reason the Deming Logging Show exists.

Due to an unfortunate mistake on our part, Mitch’s obituary was not included in our 2019 program memorial page. We are deeply sorry to Mitch’s family and friends for this error that was caught after printing. Please know that it was not intentional, and was merely human error. Mitch’s memorial will be included in next year’s program. And, of course, Mitch will be remembered in this year’s opening ceremonies, and the 2019 show will be respectfully dedicated to Mitch.

Gerald “Mitch” Mitchell Jones Sr
August 5, 1968 – August 15, 2018

Gerald Mitchell “Mitch” Jones passed away doing what he loved in a timber cutting accident on August 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife Nicole, sons MJ and Marlin, parents Jerry (Kellie) and Linda Dematties, siblings Jim (Tawnya), Jereme (Tara), Monica (Mike), Keith (Elizabeth), Kilie (Scott) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mitch was born August 5, 1968 in Monroe, WA, but spent most of his childhood in Forks, where he went to work at his father’s lumber mill as early as age 15. Mitch found his passion for cutting timber, and did it for over 30 years. He met his wife Nicki in 1995, and they were married a year later. The pair – along with their two kids – called many places in Washington and Idaho home during their time together, most recently on Camano Island since 2012, where they proudly purchased a home two years ago.

Mitch enjoyed hunting, crabbing, and spending time with his family. He was known in his profession as one of the best, and someone who was never bad-mouthed by another in the industry. His loss will be felt heavily in that community and many others.

Congratulations to the 2019 Deming Logging Show President, Troy Baisden!

We are excited to announce that our 2019 Deming Logging Show President is Troy Baisden.

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

I feel extremely honored to be able to serve a second term as president of the Deming Logging Show. I have lived in Deming for almost 50 years and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to such an extraordinary community. I have been privileged to grow up along-side of many family members who have served as presidents and past bull of the woods; they inspired me to appreciate hard work and the dedication that it takes to oversee this amazing organization.

Some of my greatest mentors growing up included Bill Blockley, Jack Zwick and Arnie Zwick. I am forever in their debt for all the advice and lessons they taught me. One of my fondest logging memories was from a job I did right here in Deming, with Jack and Arnie Zwick. Other fond memories I have are the times I spent working with my Uncle, Bill Blockley, where I think we averaged 80 logs to a load. All of these experiences have helped me get to where I am now, and I can only hope that I can come close to fulfilling the shoes of my forefathers.

My wife Tammy and I have been married for 35 years and have four adult children; Trent, Tara, Tiffany and Trevor. My daughter Tara and her significant other Craig, have blessed us with two beautiful granddaughters, Nazlyn 6 and Zaniya 2. In 2016, we added a son-in-law, Tony, to our crew when our daughter Tiffany got married. My two sons, Trent and Trevor (single and seeking rich, single, women) have been a huge help around the Deming Logging Show, devoting many long weekends in preparation for this amazing event. I owe a huge thank-you to many of my family members and friends for their endless support and dedication in helping us prepare for the festivities surrounding this weekend.

Again, thank-you all for the humbling opportunity to serve as the President of the Deming Logging Show.