The 8% inside the Texas outline refers to the just eight percent of ice sculptors who carve by hand only: they do not use any kind of computerized tools.
Buddy Rasmussen begins with an electric chainsaw to shape out his creation.
Let's Get Carving
The ice blocks were set; competitors began to enter the carving arena.
Hand chiseling (left) seems to be slowing the development of Christopher Barnes of Bad Bull Company’s final creation in this round of competition.
Buddy Rasmussen's talon-wielding eagle picking up an unsuspecting rabbit won the competition.