Haywood Community College to Host STIHL Timbersports Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Competition Saturday, April 13

By Haywood Community College | Apr 08, 2013
Photo by: Debra Davis Haywood Community College will host the Timbersports Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Competition on Saturday, April 13 beginning at 9 a.m. See HCC student competitors square off against other teams from schools like West Virginia University, and Penn State.

Chain saws will be buzzing and the sawdust flying as 8 college teams vie for the number one spot in the STIHL Timbersports Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Competition on Saturday, April 13. The event will be held at Haywood Community College and will begin at 9 a.m. Events will continue throughout the day and will end around 6 p.m.

The Collegiate Series travels to college campuses across the country with the ESPNU, Outdoor Channel and TUFF TV cameras to seek out the best amateur athletes and has grown from five participating schools to nearly 60 in the last 11 years.

“We are thrilled to host the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Mid-Atlantic Qualifier as part of the annual Mid-Atlantic States Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet,” said Blair Bishop, Program Coordinator, Forest Management Technology, Haywood Community College. “Being able to showcase our forestry program on a national level really means a lot to our school and our community.”

“We have seen many great competitors come out of Haywood Community College and we’re excited to bring the 10th anniversary season of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Series to their campus,” said Brad Sorgen, producer of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series. “The Mid-Atlantic region always delivers a very exciting competition and we look forward to a great event.”

Haywood Community College has had two national winners in recent years.

Participating colleges include Haywood Community College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn State Mont Alto, Montgomery Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, West Virginia University, Penn State University and Danby Lancaster College.

ESPNU, Outdoor Channel and TUFF TV cameras will be on site to capture the competition. These networks provide a national platform to not only highlight the competition, but also spotlight the hosting schools and their forestry programs in the Professional and Collegiate Series competition shows. The airing schedule for the Mid-Atlantic Qualifier on Outdoor Channel appears below. ESPNU air dates and times for the 2013 season will be announced at a later date.

Following is a schedule of events for the day.

9:00– 10:00 a.m.               Dendrology (Concurrent with Archery)
9:00- 10:00 a.m.                Archery (Concurrent with Dendrology)
10:00 a.m.                           Welcome (HCC President)
10:15–10:45 a.m.              Team Log Roll
11:00- 4:30 p.m.                Orienteering (Contest conducted most of the day)
10:45–11:15 a.m.              Bolt Split (Male & Female)
11:15-11:35 a.m.               Horizontal Speed Chop (Female)
11:35–12:00 p.m.              Water Boil
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.            Pulp Toss Distance (Concurrent with Pulp Toss for Accuracy)
12:00-12:30 p.m.               Pulpwood Toss for Accuracy (Concurrent with Pulp Toss Distance)

12:30– 1:30 p.m.               BREAK (Lunch for Competitors, Coaches, and Judges)

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.                Axe Throw (Male & Female concurrent w/ pole climb)
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.                Pole Climb (Male & Female)
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.                 Cross Cut Saw Events (Male, Female, Jack & Jill)
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.                Single Buck
3:30 – 4:00 p.m.                Chain Saw Events (Male & Female)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.                Pole Fell
5:30 -  6:00 p.m.                Horizontal Speed Chop (Male)

For more information, contact the Natural Resources Department at Haywood Community College at 828-627-4560.


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