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UW Stevens Point lumberjack in world championship

UNDATED, WI (WTAQ) - A senior at UW Stevens Point is competing for a world championship in timber sports. 

Ben Hansen is a 22-year-old lumberjack from Milladore.  He's joining the U.S. Timber-Sports relay team this week at a world meet in Stuttgart Germany. 

Hansen advanced by winning his national collegiate competition in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

Hansen majors in forestry administration at Stevens Point. 

He said his roommate got him into timber sports as a freshman. 

The world timber sports meet runs from Thursday through Sunday.