Former Ax Men star Gabe Rygaard, who also ran for a local government office after History canceled the show, was killed in a Washington car accident Friday morning. Gabe’s father has confirmed that his son died in the wreck, which involved three separate cars and injured at least seven people.
The 7th season of Ax Men premieres tonight and one of the new team members of the Dreadknots is Katelyn Sims. Find out about this southern-strong woman who lives life to the fullest and on her own terms in spite of living with cystic fibrosis. Photos, background information, social media links and an insightful interview with Katelyn about why she wants to find a cure for CF included.
MTV doesn’t air music, TLC isn’t about learning and History fails to do historical shows. So is this a branding issue for these networks?
History Channel’s Ax Men advertises itself as a show about a profession that is “as dangerous as any job in history.” The point was regretfully proven on Monday when one of the show’s pilots was killed in a helicopter accident.
Ax Men star Shelby Stanga knows how to have fun on the river, and he has lots of customized toys to play around with. But which one is his favorite? Is it the huge and powerful Big Log Dog, the amphibious Swamp Buggy, or the too-fast-for-your-own-good Jetboat? Menquiring minds want to know!
There were a lot of familiar faces in the premiere episode of Ax Men Season 6, but one long-time cast member didn’t look like himself at all. S&S Logging’s Jimmy Smith appeared to have lost at least 50 lbs. and his graying dark hair had turned almost completely white. It didn’t take the show long to give an explanation for Jimmy’s transformation: he was fighting cancer. Sadly, Jimmy lost his battle with the disease on November 1. Keep reading for his obituary and a statement from The History Channel on his passing.
Judy Peres has the kind of life and story worth hearing about and the producers for History Channel’s Ax Men knew it. Judy was a reporter and then editor for The Chicago Tribune for 28 years. Instead of going gently into that good retirement the then 61-year-old moved with her partner, David Hozza, to Wisconsin in hopes of building a marina on the shores of Lake Superior. There was just one little problem that the Yale grad and her investment banker partner turned into one large commitment… Read on for the fascinating backstory of how 100-year-old-plus grain elevators became an all-in investment in the field of wood reclamation.
The fifth season of History’s Ax Men is underway and one of the new teams is H.H. Horse Logging out of Floyd County, Virginia. This region is famous for being home to some of the greatest and most influential musicians in recorded American history including The Carter Family and Ralph Stanley. Now the men of H.H., Jagger and Jason Rutledge and horseman Chad Miano are looking to put this area on the reality map while providing viewers with a taste of what horse logging is all about. See a great clip of horseman Chad Miano from a few years back discussing why he loves horse logging and the concept of a “dignity dividend” in the line of work he has chosen.