DSLCC Forestry Team wins Woodsman’s Competition

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Forestry Team brought home the winning trophy and a new Stihl 461 chainsaw, placing well enough in several events to win the 2015 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsman’s Team Competition held Oct. 10 at the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the site of the first forestry school started by Gifford Pinchot. Seven forestry schools competed in the event, which was hosted by Haywood Community College.

“The crowd of spectators was outstanding,” noted Scott Reigel, DSLCC Forest Management Technology program lead. “Some of the team members’ families traveled long distances to support us.” Reigel said that all of the team members made outstanding efforts, and he particularly thanked Trevor Saville, a DSLCC graduate who served as a coach, as well as Lucas Barber, also a DSLCC graduate, who assisted. Joe Thacker, interim program head, serves as advisor to the team.

“This was a very tough competition – earning our victory was difficult,” noted Reigel.

Log Roll – Andrew Webster, Callie Hubbard, Nathan Burdette and Mitchell Hullett, first place

Orienteering – Mitchell Hullett, first; Ali Oliver, third

Horizontal Speed Chop (women) – Ali Oliver, second

Water Boil – Grayson Coleman and Dan Ricotta, first

Pulpwood Toss for Accuracy – Andrew Webster, Grayson Coleman, Hannah Dunaway, Trevor Quantz, Brent Maccentelli and Dan Ricotta, first place

Axe Throw (women) – Ali Oliver, fourth

Axe Throw (men) – Trevor Quantz, second

Pole Fell – Mitchell Hullett and Grayson Coleman, second

Pole Climb (women) – Sadie Floyd, third

Pole Climb (men) – Dan Ricotta, first

Chainsaw (women) – Callie Hubbard, first

Chainsaw (men) – Brent Maccentelli, fourth

Standing Block – Mitchell Hullett, fourth

Crosscut (women) – Ali Oliver and Megan Tomlin, first

Crosscut (men and women) – Grayson Coleman and Callie Hubbard, first

Single Buck – Andrew Webster, first, and Mitchell Hullett, second

Bolt Split (male) – Grayson Coleman, third

Horizontal (male) Speed Chop – Mitchell Hullett, fourth.

For more information about the DSLCC Forestry Program, contact Thacker at 540-863-2893 or email jthacker@dslcc.edu.

 

 

 

Dabney S Lancaster Community College Timbersports Team competed successfully in the 2015 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsman’s Team Competition hosted by Haywood Community College at the Pisgah National Forest near Clyde, NC, Oct. 10, bringing home not only the winning trophy but also a brand new Stihl chain saw. First Row: students Ali Oliver (left), Callie Hubbard, Brent Maccentelli, Jon Vance, Dan Ricotta, Grayson Coleman and Mitchell Hullett. Back Row: Scott Reigel (left), Joe Thacker, Andrew Webster, David Smith, Sadie Floyd, Nathan Burdette, Trevor Quantz, Megan Tomlin and Hannah Dunaway. Thacker is interim head of the Forest Management Technology Program at DSLCC; Reigel is program lead.
Dabney S Lancaster Community College Timbersports Team competed successfully in the 2015 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsman’s Team Competition hosted by Haywood Community College at the Pisgah National Forest near Clyde, NC, Oct. 10, bringing home not only the winning trophy but also a brand new Stihl chain saw. First Row: students Ali Oliver (left), Callie Hubbard, Brent Maccentelli, Jon Vance, Dan Ricotta, Grayson Coleman and Mitchell Hullett. Back Row: Scott Reigel (left), Joe Thacker, Andrew Webster, David Smith, Sadie Floyd, Nathan Burdette, Trevor Quantz, Megan Tomlin and Hannah Dunaway. Thacker is interim head of the Forest Management Technology Program at DSLCC; Reigel is program lead.

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