Monday, October 6, 2008

Haywood Lumberjacks Finish 2nd at Cradle of Forestry

The HCC Woodsmen's Team fell just shy of first place after making an amazing nail-biter of a comeback during the second half of the 13th annual woodsmen's meet at the Cradle of Forestry's Festival Day event. However, the HCC lumberjacks and jills finished on top in many individual events. Practice paid off for the log roll team of forestry students Frank Potts, Rance Rogers, Julie Davis and Jeremy Graves who took first place. Wildlife Management Sophomore Jarrett Guffey finished first in bolt split. Daniel Jones and Braxton Spurlin took top slots in the stock saw while both men's crosscut teams finished ahead of the pack..."Wolfpack", that is...we were thrilled that NC State's Forestry Club team could join us this year at the Cradle! Haywood also had 1st place finishes with Julie Davis's women's axe throw win and Jon Wards first place finish in single buck. Our pole fell teams also shined with 1st and 2nd place finishes. Mont Alto barely edged our dendrology and quiz bowl teams in close contests and managed to end HCC's 8-year Cradle winning streak. Congratulations!

Below are some additional photos and a video from the day. More videos are posted at: