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Cal Poly Wins First Place at Timber Sports Competition
Posted Thursday - Nov 9, 2017
Cal Poly’s logging team, an intercollegiate team of male and female students involved in traditional forestry field skills, won first place at the Cal Conclave collegiate logging competition held at Cal Poly on Nov. 4.
Twenty-four Cal Poly students competed in three teams of eight, based on a combination of ability, improvement and commitment to the competition. Professor Samantha Gill is the team’s advisor.
Teams from Humboldt State University, UC Berkeley and Northern Arizona University competed at the all-day Cal Conclave, with a team from Northern Arizona University placing second and a team from Humboldt placing third.
Cal Poly bioresource and agricultural engineering junior Will Kraemer emerged as the top male competitor, winning the title “Bull of the Woods.”
Events included tree climbing, power saw (chainsaw), single and double buck with cross cut saws, obstacle pole, choker setting, and more.
Cal Poly will host the 79th annual Association of Western Forestry Clubs Logging Sports Conclave, the largest annual collegiate competition of its kind, in spring 2018.