Monday, April 18, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Qualifier

On the second, drier, day of the Woodsmen's Weekend at Mont Alto, the Mid-Atlantic Qualifier for the Stihl Timbersports Series was fought. This time both professional and collegiate athletes competed. It was a great time for the students to get pointers from the pros. The crowd really enjoyed the event.

The collegiate results were:
  1.  Daniel Jones, Haywood CC.
  2.  Tim Benedict, Penn State, University Park
  3.  Seth Morris, Penn State Mont Alto.
Tyler Wakefield did a great job rounding out the field! It was great to see Mont Alto alum, and current pro, Tom Oliver competing.

Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen's Meet

It happened again! When Penn State Mont Alto lasted hosted the meet in 2005 it rained all day. This past Saturday (April 16), it rained even harder with stronger winds and thunder. Yet, the meet went off without a hitch, or injury! And everyone had a great time!

Congratulations to everyone who participated! The final standings were:
  1. Haywood Community College
  2. Penn State Mont Alto
  3. Montgomery Community College
  4. Allegheny College of Maryland
  5. Pennsylvania College of Technology

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Academic Festival Pictures

Kelly Ketterman demonstrated time laps photography of germinating plants.

Scott Grimm and Derek Furry established permanent sampling plots in the Waynesboro Watershed.

Zach Hetrick and Seth Morris mapped past patterns of land use in the Waynesboro Watershed with historic aerial photos.

Mitch Oswald studied soil conditions to see if Coast Redwoods from California could survive in southern PA.

Jenny Diehl shares insights on living sustainably in Jamaica.

Tyler Wakefield describes his work on saving the eastern hemlock.

Academic Festival Winners

Congratulations to the poster prize winners at the Academic Festival on April 13.

First Place
Tyler Wakefield
Hope for the Eastern Hemlock?

Second Place
Scott Grimm & Derek Furry
Establishing GIS-based permanent forest inventory plots on the Waynesboro Watershed

Third Place
Zachary Hetrick & Seth Morris
Comparing Past Land use to Current Forest Cover Types

Click here to see all the abstracts from the festival.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Felling a gum tree; Woodsmen practice

Originally uploaded by Powerhouse Museum Collection.

Are these guys practicing for the Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen's Meet? This wood may be a little big.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Practicing for the Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen's Meet

Our team is practicing hard! We hope to see you there April 16 and 17 at Penn State Mont Alto.

Monday, April 04, 2011

10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen's Meet

You're Invited!!
April 16 and 17 at Penn State Mont Alto 
Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet

STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Collegiate and Professional Series Mid-Atlantic Qualifier
(Click here for details.)

April 16, 2011

  • 7:00 Breakfast for competitors. Team station setup / archery practice
  • 8:00 Dendrology and Archery
  • 9:00  Welcome & Opening Ceremony
  • 9:10  Team pulp toss, single buck, dot split, pulp toss, and belayed speed climb
  • 9:10  Team log roll
  • 9:30  Pole fell
  • 10:30 Bolt split
  • 11:00 Water boil
  • 11:30  Horizontal speed chop (female)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Axe throw, pole climb
  • 2:00 Dot split finals
  • 2:15 Cross cut saw events
  • 3:00 Horizontal speed chop
  • 3:30 Chain Saw
  • 4:30 Woodsmen's grand finale relay
  • 5:00 Competition field clean up
  • 5:30 Banquet/awards ceremony for competitors