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Golden Carver Award’s 
Carver Rankings

The Golden Carver Awards is here to promote chainsaw artists and recognize their skill. These carver rankings are reflective of their finishes within our GCA competitions. The rankings are based only on Carver Choice finishes.

Our rankings are ordered by “carver rating”. Carver ratings enable us to keep track of all time stats, as well as recognize who is the best right now. Each carver rating is based on their most recent work, and takes into account each carver’s total finish, points scored, and ability to do well in all of the Golden Carver Award themes. 

(Stats are updated at the close of each competition)

Top 3

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Current Rating: 

822

James Denkins

All Time Points: 

1100

Top 5 Finishes: 

3

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 1st

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Current Rating: 

822

Justin Driver

All Time Points: 

1024

Top 5 Finishes: 

4

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 2nd

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Current Rating: 

813

Dan Hartley

All Time Points: 

1063

Top 5 Finishes: 

3

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 3rd

Full Rankings

822

James Denkins

All Time Points: 

1100

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 1st

Rank Change: 

0

Top 5 Finishes: 

3

Average Points: 

157

Best Chainsaw Carving

822

Justin Driver

All Time Points: 

1024

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 2nd

Rank Change: 

3

Top 5 Finishes: 

4

Average Points: 

170

Best Chainsaw Carving

813

Dan Hartley

All Time Points: 

1063

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 3rd

Rank Change: 

1

Top 5 Finishes: 

3

Average Points: 

151

Best Chainsaw Carving

784

Dave Marshalek

All Time Points: 

834

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 1st

Rank Change: 

3

Top 5 Finishes: 

3

Average Points: 

139

Best Chainsaw Carving

777

Brooks Abeln

All Time Points: 

741

Best Finish:

Functional: 1st

Rank Change: 

12

Top 5 Finishes: 

2

Average Points: 

185

Best Chainsaw Carving

769

Jeff Coss

All Time Points: 

746

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 2nd

Rank Change: 

12

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

149

Best Chainsaw Carving

757

Bill Baker

All Time Points: 

913

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 4th

Rank Change: 

-4

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

152

Best Chainsaw Carving

754

Joe Srholez

All Time Points: 

708

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 10th

Rank Change: 

11

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

141

Best Chainsaw Carving

748

Travis Burrows

All Time Points: 

944

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 1st

Rank Change: 

-7

Top 5 Finishes: 

4

Average Points: 

188

Best Chainsaw Carving

740

Ray Banfield

All Time Points: 

894

Best Finish:

Signature Bear: 4th

Rank Change: 

1

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

127

Best Chainsaw Carving

739

John Robinson

All Time Points: 

857

Best Finish:

Great Add On: 6th

Rank Change: 

-5

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

142

Best Chainsaw Carving

734

Joe Wenal

All Time Points: 

808

Best Finish:

Abstract: 7th

Rank Change: 

2

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

134

Best Chainsaw Carving

731

Mike Ayers

All Time Points: 

501

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 6th

Rank Change: 

20

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

167

Best Chainsaw Carving

728

Brandon Kroon

All Time Points: 

185

Best Finish:

Abstract: 1st

Rank Change: 

42

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

185

Best Chainsaw Carving

727

Joshua Miller

All Time Points: 

590

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 2nd

Rank Change: 

5

Top 5 Finishes: 

2

Average Points: 

196

Best Chainsaw Carving

727

Scott Leederman

All Time Points: 

834

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 6th

Rank Change: 

-8

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

139

Best Chainsaw Carving

723

Dennis Beach

All Time Points: 

802

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 5th

Rank Change: 

-8

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

133

Best Chainsaw Carving

718

James Miller

All Time Points: 

800

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 10th

Rank Change: 

-8

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

114

Best Chainsaw Carving

717

Greg Waters

All Time Points: 

404

Best Finish:

Abstract: 10th

Rank Change: 

20

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

134

Best Chainsaw Carving

716

Jenny Tanner

All Time Points: 

778

Best Finish:

Great Add On: 13th

Rank Change: 

-8

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

129

Best Chainsaw Carving

716

Damon Gorecki

All Time Points: 

216

Best Finish:

Abstract: 4th

Rank Change: 

29

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

108

Best Chainsaw Carving

713

Chazz Chiafos

All Time Points: 

535

Best Finish:

Abstract: 13th

Rank Change: 

5

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

133

Best Chainsaw Carving

707

Colin Vale

All Time Points: 

657

Best Finish:

Abstract: 14th

Rank Change: 

2

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

93

Best Chainsaw Carving

706

Andy Hall

All Time Points: 

102

Best Finish:

Abstract: 17th

Rank Change: 

28

Top 5 Finishes: 

Average Points: 

102

Best Chainsaw Carving

701

Barney Boller

All Time Points: 

489

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 17th

Rank Change: 

1

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

163

Best Chainsaw Carving

699

Devon Dracht

All Time Points: 

648

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 16th

Rank Change: 

-5

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

92

Best Chainsaw Carving

699

David Horn

All Time Points: 

164

Best Finish:

Rank Change: 

30

Top 5 Finishes: 

Average Points: 

Best Chainsaw Carving

697

Rob Amadio

All Time Points: 

563

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 7th

Rank Change: 

-5

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

140

Best Chainsaw Carving

692

James McGrath

All Time Points: 

501

Best Finish:

Abstract: 11th

Rank Change: 

2

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

125

Best Chainsaw Carving

688

Cody Stosz

All Time Points: 

318

Best Finish:

Functional: 11th

Rank Change: 

8

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

159

Best Chainsaw Carving

687

Abby Peterson

All Time Points: 

683

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 2nd

Rank Change: 

-16

Top 5 Finishes: 

3

Average Points: 

136

Best Chainsaw Carving

684

Scott Simmons

All Time Points: 

385

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 4th

Rank Change: 

-3

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

192

Best Chainsaw Carving

684

Derek Richardson

All Time Points: 

692

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 14th

Rank Change: 

-19

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

138

Best Chainsaw Carving

684

Kyle Thomas

All Time Points: 

682

Best Finish:

Great Add On: 2nd

Rank Change: 

-18

Top 5 Finishes: 

2

Average Points: 

136

Best Chainsaw Carving

666

Brian Fox

All Time Points: 

552

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 13th

Rank Change: 

-12

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

110

Best Chainsaw Carving

664

Carole Chubbuck

All Time Points: 

584

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 15th

Rank Change: 

-16

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

116

Best Chainsaw Carving

662

Sam Dougherty

All Time Points: 

388

Best Finish:

Functional: 30th

Rank Change: 

-9

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

129

Best Chainsaw Carving

658

Leesa Syryczuk

All Time Points: 

272

Best Finish:

Functional: 25th`

Rank Change: 

2

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

90

Best Chainsaw Carving

651

Tammy Wheat

All Time Points: 

405

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 14th

Rank Change: 

-12

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

135

Best Chainsaw Carving

648

Douglas Ryan

All Time Points: 

276

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 9th

Rank Change: 

-1

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

138

Best Chainsaw Carving

626

Chap Nelson

All Time Points: 

381

Best Finish:

Great Add On: 19th

Rank Change: 

-10

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

127

Best Chainsaw Carving

614

Damian Skal

All Time Points: 

349

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 10th

Rank Change: 

-8

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

116

Best Chainsaw Carving

611

Jeff May

All Time Points: 

371

Best Finish:

Signature Bear: 1st

Rank Change: 

-10

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

185

Best Chainsaw Carving

607

Aya Blaine

All Time Points: 

124

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 5th

Rank Change: 

0

Top 5 Finishes: 

1

Average Points: 

124

Best Chainsaw Carving

606

John Wesley

All Time Points: 

46

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 37th

Rank Change: 

5

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

46

Best Chainsaw Carving

604

Randy Burch

All Time Points: 

330

Best Finish:

Patriotic: 18th

Rank Change: 

-10

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

110

Best Chainsaw Carving

601

Steph Collin

All Time Points: 

104

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 12th

Rank Change: 

-1

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

104

Best Chainsaw Carving

599

Michael Toney

All Time Points: 

347

Best Finish:

Signature Bear: 20th

Rank Change: 

-13

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

115

Best Chainsaw Carving

596

Michael Williams

All Time Points: 

93

Best Finish:

Great Dog: 18th

Rank Change: 

-2

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

93

Best Chainsaw Carving

585

Travis Booth

All Time Points: 

178

Best Finish:

Signature Bear: 9th

Rank Change: 

-7

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

89

Best Chainsaw Carving

584

Chris Lantz

All Time Points: 

213

Best Finish:

Signature Bear: 8th

Rank Change: 

-10

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

106

Best Chainsaw Carving

574

Dale Felice

All Time Points: 

180

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 18th

Rank Change: 

-10

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

90

Best Chainsaw Carving

569

Kadin Gurney

All Time Points: 

114

Best Finish:

Fantasy: 21st

Rank Change: 

-8

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

57

Best Chainsaw Carving

560

John Williams

All Time Points: 

90

Best Finish:

Signature Bear: 13th

Rank Change: 

-6

Top 5 Finishes: 

0

Average Points: 

90

Best Chainsaw Carving
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