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Penn College Students Distinguish Themselves at Woodsmen’s Meet

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Woodsmen Team participated in an April 11 regional competition at Allegany College of Maryland, with many of the members placing in their respective events.

“This is the first team we’ve had since 2010, and this was their first meet,” said G. Andrew Bartholomay, an assistant professor of forest technology. “I couldn’t be prouder of how they performed. They gave it all they had and they beat their best practice times by a long shot.”

Two students were first-place winners at the 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet: Forest technology major Dylan K. McNaughton, of Sherman’s Dale, topped the Archery category, and Ashton N. Rockwell, a landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis student from Greencastle, won the Women’s Speed Chop.

Representing Penn College at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet are (standing, from left) Taylor C. Moyer, Boyertown; James C. Synol, Bloomingdale, New Jersey; and Cameron M. Aumiller, McClure; and (holding banner, from left) Dalton C. Dougherty, Lancaster; Branden C. Palmer, Burdett, New York; Ashton N. Rockwell, Greencastle; and Dylan K. McNaughton, Sherman’s Dale.
Representing Penn College at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet are (standing, from left) Taylor C. Moyer, Boyertown; James C. Synol, Bloomingdale, New Jersey; and Cameron M. Aumiller, McClure; and (holding banner, from left) Dalton C. Dougherty, Lancaster; Branden C. Palmer, Burdett, New York; Ashton N. Rockwell, Greencastle; and Dylan K. McNaughton, Sherman’s Dale.

Rockwell brought home second-place honors in Pole Climb and as a member of the Team Log Roll squad. Her teammates in that event were James C. Synol, a building automation technology student from Bloomingdale, New Jersey; and forest technology majors Dalton C. Dougherty, of Lancaster, and Taylor C. Moyer, of Boyertown.

Synol finished third in Axe Throw.

Others in the competition, an annual event that was last hosted by Penn College in 2010, were Branden C. Palmer, of Burdett, New York, and Cameron M. Aumiller, of McClure.

Palmer competed in four events at the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Regional Qualifier, which was held over the lunch break and is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN.

“While not placing, Branden showed himself to be a fierce competitor and ably represented the best of Penn College forestry,” Bartholomay said.

The college was one of six to compete in Cumberland, Maryland. Others (besides Allegany College) were Penn State Mont Alto, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Haywood Community College and Montgomery Community College.

For more information about the forest technology major in the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, call 570-327-4516.

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