Rob Waibel second in SuperJack competition

After eight events in the SuperJack professional lumberjack competition in Celebration, Fla., silver medallist Rob Waibel of West Linn was separated from the top spot by only three points after leading the contest early.

Waibel is the son of Bob and Mona Waibel of Sweet Home.

Waibel took first place in all events except speed climbing leading up to the final round.

The boom run between Waibel and Cassidy Scheer, gold medalist, turned out to be a face-off for first with Waibel ahead 639.15 to 600.53.

The ESPN Great Outdoor Games, of which SuperJack was a part, aired on ESPN on July 17.