Ax Men is considered part of a recent “real men in danger” television programming trend. 

The show started premiered in March 2008 and aired for nine seasons until it was canceled in 2016.

Gabe Rygaard was one of the cast members of the show, who is no more into this world, but always remembered.

Rygaard, a certified master logger and reality TV star, was also a Clallam County Commissioner candidate.

He was an operator of Rygaard Logging, Inc. in Port of Los Angeles, which he co-owned with his father, Craig, and brother, Jason.

He also owned Timber Brokerage, Rayfield Properties, and Penny Creek Rock Quarry.

Born in Washington State, he grew up in a logging family and started helping his father while he was in elementary school.

After his father discouraged him from joining the family business, Rygaard Logging, he went to work on a fishing boat in Alaska.

After some time, he rejoined his father’s crew for a short time before leaving to start his own company.

However, finally, the father and son integrated their businesses into a larger and more successful family business.

Rygaard Logging was one of the famous logging companies featured in the History Channel’s hit series, Ax Men.

The show followed the loggers into the forests where they were often involved in dangerous logging operations.

Apart from ‘Ax Men,’ he also appeared in a TV series, America’s Toughest Job.

Gabe Rygaard tragically died on September 16, 2016, in a car accident. He was 45 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Katy and three children; a daughter, Trilby Bowe and sons, Tucker and Aiden.

At the time of his death, he had a net worth of approx. $3 million.