Finger Lakes Community College hosted the 2013 STIHL Timbersports Series on Friday and Saturday.
The 67th annual Northeast Collegiate Woodsmen Conclave hosted 18 colleges and universities from as far as Maine and Connecticut. FLCC was the only two-year college to take part in the competition and they held their own against the four year schools. The men's team won first place and the women's and jack and jill teams both won second place for the overall competition.
Nineteen individual and team events tested the students in everything from cross-cutting and log-rolling to the pole climb, axe throw and canoing.
During the opening ceremonies, a ceremonial cross-cut by Marty Dodge and Hank Roenke, who coached the college’s first woodsmen team in 1974.
Dodge has stayed active with the team since his retirement in 2011 as coach and professor of environmental conservation. In a ceremony Saturday night a sign named the woodsmen practice field after Dodge.
View videos and pictures of the events from both days:
The event was sponsored in part by chainsaw manufacturer STIHL, which will host its own professional and collegiate competitions, the 2013 STIHL Timber Sports Series, at the college Friday evening.