"The goal of these tournaments is to grow the sport of log rolling. The first step has been introducing it recreationally to new rollers. We're now introducing the sport to rollers in a competitive environment that is comparable to other collegiate sports," said Ward.
This has been hoped for and now it's a reality! The University of Washington, Seattle, has joined the collegiate LOG ROLLING community, thanks to the staff at UW Recreation and the accessiblity of the portable Key Log®!
Minneapolis, MN - Key Log Rolling (http://www.keylogrolling.com) is happy to announce that Emily Ward has joined the company as Director of National Sales and Program Development. Ms. Ward comes with a wealth of experience within the aquatics and education fields, including a 34-year career as a Hall of Fame swimming coach at the University of Buffalo; Program Director in Education Services at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); and most recently as Program
At Key Log Rolling, we're confident that the technological advancement of the portable Key Log® will open up opportunities and allow people to dream bigger about what the sport could be including an Olympic sport.
The first unofficial world log rolling contest was held Sept 9, 1898 at the Trans Missisippi Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. The first champion was Tom Fleming of Eau Claire Wisconsin, a skilled log driver on the Chippewa River, home of the greatest virgin white pine forests on earth.
Dear Abby, No, I’m not looking for advice… I’m just writing to congratulate you on being a member of the 2016 Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal “Women in Business” honorees! As your co-worker and mom, I know how deserving you are of this award.
Five years ago, Key Log Rolling® president, Abby Hoeschler, was cross-country skiing with her dad, Jay, when they crossed paths with two men on the Birkie ski trail in Hayward, Wisconsin. "It was a random meeting on a ski trail," laughed Abby, "but it proved to be one of those moments you never forget.”
The Minneapolis Log Rolling Club (MLRC) is only six months old but it’s already jumping feet first into hosting its first log rolling tournament. The 1st Annual Twin Cities Indoor Open will be staged on March 13th at the Eden Prairie Community Center, featuring beginning and intermediate regional log rollers.
When we launched Key Log Rolling® in 2011, we were confident about two things: 1) the historic sport had the right stuff to become a nationally and internationally-recognized Olympic sport, and 2) the main thing holding the sport back back was “the log, stupid”. Heavy red cedar logs were/are difficult to source, challenging to move, and expensive to transport. Due to agricultural restrictions, it’s almost impossible to ship raw logs across national borders. It was clear that the world