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A team of Pennsylvania College of Technology students recently competed in the 16th annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet, charting Top Four performances in nine of the day’s events.
Penn College was one of six participants in the April 8 competition, held this year at Penn State Mont Alto in Franklin County: Others, in addition to the host institution, were Allegany College of Maryland, Haywood Community College, Montgomery Community College and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.
“It was a rewarding opportunity to take the team to Mont Alto and it was an excellent opportunity for students to compete, learn and intermix with students from various schools ranging from Pennsylvania to North Carolina,” said Erich R. Doebler, laboratory assistant for forest technology, who coaches and accompanied the team. “All students that participated with the club showed high levels of excitement and camaraderie.”
While the college’s Forestry Club is based at the college’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center, students from other disciplines are welcome to participate.
Placing first in the Pole Fell event were Anthony A. Hampton, a forest technology major from Clearfield, and James C. Synol, a building automation technology student from Bloomingdale, New Jersey.
Men’s Crosscut Saw – Synol and William A. Morrow, Newville, building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration
Single Buck – Synol
Men’s Axe Throw – Levi J. Weidner, Newville, construction management
Archery – Tyler W. Lauver, Mifflinburg, electrical technology
Team Log Roll – Kristin E. Cavanaugh, Bellefonte, heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar emphasis; Noah L. English, Danville, landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis; Hampton and Morrow
Water Boil – English and Paul M. George, State College, forest technology
Men’s Crosscut Saw – Hampton and Lauver
Women’s Chain Saw – Nancy M. Summers, Turbotville, forest technology
For information about the forest technology major in the college’s School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, call 570-327-4516.
For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.
Photos by Erich R. Doebler