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7th annual log rolling tournament is Saturday in Onalaska

UW-L alum to organize event

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The 7th Annual Three Rivers Roleo Log Rolling Tournament on Saturday, August 9 at the Great River Landing in Onalaska.

The tournament is the second highest ranked tournament in the Midwest for professional rollers and has been organized for the past seven years by professional roller and UW-La Crosse alum Katie Rick. Rick will be participating alongside UW-L alum Emily Christopherson and UW-L student Leah Burns.

For the first time, professionals will be competing in spiked shoes on Western Wed Cedar logs which allows for traction and action-packed rolling.

Competing at the tournament is nine-time men's world champion, J.R. Salzman, along with three past women's world champions: Gretchen Greene, Jenny Atkinson and Shana Martin.

Amateur division begins at 10 a.m. and professional division begins at 2:15 p.m. Admission is free to spectators.

The tournament is a partnership with the Onalaska Enhancement Foundation and Onalaska Park & Recreation and is sanctioned by the US Log Rolling Association.


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