GREENVILLE — Maine Forest Ranger Samuel Heffner has won the right to compete in a national logging competition this fall, now that he’s won the state’s honors.

Heffner out-sawed loggers from central and northern Maine and won first place in the regional “Game of Logging” annual competition Saturday at Forest Heritage Days in Greenville.

Events included saw chain filing, speed cutting, bore cutting, precision stump cutting, spring pole cutting, precision bucking and precision felling. All events have a strong emphasis on safety while using chainsaws.

Heffner, an instructor in the use of chainsaws in wilderness firefighting, can now compete in the National “Game of Logging” Finals Oct. 7-8 in Ohio.