Tuesday, February 26, 2008

HCC to Host 2008 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Collegiate Challenge

Mark your calendars! Haywood Community College and the HCC Lumberjacks will host the 2008 Mid-Atlantic TIMBERSPORTS® Collegiate Challenge sponsored by STIHL® on Saturday, April 12 on campus! Five teams will compete in woodsmen's Conclave events throughout the day including: pole climb, axe-throw, men and women's crosscut saw, single buck saw, underhand chopping, water boil, archery, and log rolling among others. Haywood's lumberjacks and jills will square up against rivals Penn State Mont Alto, Montgomery Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, and Penn College of Technology.

At 12:30, one student competitor from each team will participate in the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Collegiate Challenge to vie for a place in the STIHL® Intercollegiate TIMBERSPORTS® Championship this summer in Columbus, Georgia. In 2007, Haywood Forestry student Jay Blackburn took home top honors winning a spot in the 2008 STIHL® professional series.

Conclave events kick off at 9:00am with Dendrology and Archery events and continue throughout the day. The HCC Wildlife Club is providing lunch for competitors and will sell sandwiches/snacks for spectators. For more information and information on participating as a co-sponsor of this event, please contact Bob Pinkston at 828.627.4563

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