Northeastern Expo

2018 Northeastern Expo, Loader Championship, Essex Junction, Vermont, sponsored by Caterpillar Forest Products

 

 A Maine logger won the Loader Championship sponsored by Caterpillar Forest Products at the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont, May 11-12.

The contest raised $2,009 for Log A Load For Kids through voluntary contestant donations, Caterpillar’s matching contributions, and merchandise sales. Log A Load For Kids is an organization sponsored by loggers and others in the forest products industry to raise funds for hospitals associated with the Children’s Miracle Network.

Shaun McLucas of Rangeley, Main, won first place with a time of 2 minutes and 36 seconds. (He also won first place at the Northeastern Expo when it was held in Bangor, Maine, last year.) Marc Riendeau of Danville, Vermont, won second place with a time of 2 minutes and 49 seconds, and Kyle Kelley of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, won third place with a time of 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Kelley donated his $100 cash price to Log A Load for Kids.

Rounding out the top five were Russell Riendeau of Lyndonville, Vermont, who won fourth place, and Brian Vance of Thornton, New Hampshire, who won fifth place.

The top five winners received Loader Championship  jackets monogrammed with their names. In addition to the jackets, first, second and third place winners received cash prizes and trophies. Everyone who competed in the contest -- 102 loggers participated -- received a cap with the contest logo.

The Loader Championship sponsored by Caterpillar Forest Products was first introduced as the Prentice™ Loader Championship at the sawmill and logging show in Richmond in 1972. Contestants demonstrate their skill with a knuckleboom log loader by picking up and moving blocks between two checkerboards.

 

Top five winners

S.No

Name

State

Time

1

Shaun McLucas

Maine

2:36.13

2

Marc Riendeau

Vermont

2:49.71

3

Kyle Kelley

New Hampshire

2:50.63

4

Russell Riendeau

Vermont

3:17.40

5

Brian Vance

New Hampshire

3:07.12*

* Brian Vance did not compete in the final trophy run. His time listed was for the preliminary run.

 


2018 Northeastern Expo Loader Championship, Essex Junction, VT

A Maine logger won the Loader Championship sponsored by Caterpillar Forest Products at the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont, May 11-12

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