Accomplishments

Chris Lantz is a multi-award winning professional chainsaw sculptor in Georgia. He has 9 years' experience in the field. Although his carving career began in 2009, he decided to wait until 2013 to attend competitions. Below is an overview of his major successes. 

For reference, a masterpiece is typically an 8' log 2' in diameter carved in 8-10 hours spread over 3 days. The quick carve is an arena style event where all participants have one hour to create a finished piece to be auctioned off. 

Chris's career in competitions began in Boonville, New York, where he placed 4th place for the masterpiece at the Boonville Woodsmens show in August 2013

He went on to also receive...

3rd place  masterpiece in Elijay, Georgia at the Chainsaw Carvers Showdown in November 2013

2nd place  masterpiece in Tupper Lake NY in July 2014

 two gold medals for the quick carve competitions at the Boonville Woodsmen's Days in August 2014

3rd place in the masterpiece category, as well as 2nd and 1st in quick carve categories at the Masters of the Chainsaw competition in June 2015

2nd place Masterpiece at Wood Wine and Blues, 2015

3rd place Quick Carve Boonville NY 2015

1st place overall at the Carving for a Cure in NC

1st Place Friday Quick Carve Woodsmen’s Show Galeton PA August 2016

1st Place Saturday Quick Carve Woodsmen’s Show Galeton PA August 2016

3rd Place Sunday Quick Carve Woodsmen’s Show Galeton PA August 2016 

1st place Quick Carve Woodlot Artisans in November 2016

4th place overall at the Jones County fair in Monticello Iowa in July 2017

1st place Masterpiece at Wood, Wine, and Blues in Storm Lake Iowa August 2017

People's Choice Award for All-Saw Carving English Open in Manchester England August 2018

People’s Choice Award for All-Tool Carving English Open in a Manchester England August 2018

 

1st Place Aquatic category 45-minute Carve Masters of the Chainsaw June 2019

1st  place Mammal category 60-minute carve Masters of the Chainsaw June 2019

2nd place Bird category 45-minute carve Masters of the Chainsaw June 2019

3rd place Overall at the Masters of the Chainsaw Xtreme Power Carving Competition June 2019

2nd place Masterpiece Woodsmen’s Show Galeton PA August 2019 

1st Place Friday Quick Carve Woodsmen’s Show Galeton PA August 2019 

1st Place Saturday Quick Carve Woodsmen’s Show Galeton PA August 2019 

1st Place Sunday Quick Carve Woodsmen’s Show Galeton PA August 2019