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The 'green' lumberjack

Updated: August 11, 2009, 4:33 PM ET
By Jamey Bergman | STIHLTIMBERSPORTS.com

The starter shouted, "Go!" and eight-year-old Cassidy Scheer took three swings at his log, breaking it in half, and then raised his hands in victory.

The crowd at the Scheer Lumberjack Show in Hayward, Wis., cheered enthusiastically, amused at the site of the skinny, tow-headed kid who was a miniature version of his competitors on stage. He was dwarfed by the line of burly lumberjacks and holding a hatchet instead of an ax. The block of wood he cut in the underhand chop was half the size ...

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