STIHL Inc., creator and producer of the premier lumberjack sports event, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series presented by Ram Trucks, named Leo Jarecki of Marion, Ill. as the Grand Prize winner of Fantasy Lumberjack, the first-ever fantasy game for lumberjack sports. After earning the top score in the inaugural season, Jarecki won an all-expense-paid trip for two to Stuttgart, Germany to attend the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship, Oct. 25-26. Fantasy Lumberjack was hosted on the Official STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Facebook page throughout the 2013 season, launching Feb. 28 and culminating with the U.S. Championship event on June 8.
In the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Fantasy Lumberjack game, participants act as owners to build a team that competes against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by the real individual athletes competing in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series. Fans had the opportunity to pick which lumberjack athletes they thought would perform the best in each event of the 2013 season for the chance to win a STIHL chainsaw and a trip for two to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship.
Six winners were determined following each event in the season, based on which Fantasy Lumberjack participant had the highest number of points accumulated per event, and were awarded a $250 STIHL product voucher. The Grand Prize trip to Germany for the World Championship was awarded at the culmination of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS U.S. Championship to the user with the highest accumulated points generated throughout the entire season.
Fantasy Lumberjack was free to play and open to anyone in the United States.