The FLCC men’s first team, from left: Seth McClory, Dakota Robarge, Charlie Wlasniewski, Kyle Spry, Brenton Austin, and Ethan Thoms. For more photos, click here.
Twenty-two teams participated in the 6th Annual East Coast Lumberjack Roundup held in Syracuse on March 26.
The Finger Lakes men placed first with 1,118 points ahead of second place Paul Smith’s College, 1,078 points; third place Alfred State College, 1030 points; and fourth place Pennsylvania State University, 898 points.
Dakota Robarge of Naples and Kyle Spry of Walworth won the underhand chop. Seth McClory of Franklynville, and Ethan Thoms of Canandaigua placed first in the standing block chop.
Robarge placed second in the single buck event. The team, including Charles Wlasniewski of Andover and Brenton Austin of Pine Valley, placed third in the log roll event.
The Finger Lakes men’s second team, Caleb Adams of Churchvill, Andrew Clement of Canandaigua, Brandon Auyer of Oswego, Cameron Ozolins of Cayuta, Jonathan Jensen of Penn Yan and Steven Johns of Endicott, finished ninth in the men’s division with a score of 799.
The Finger Lakes women placed third in their division with a total score of 769 points. SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry had 1,017 points and Cobleskill, 769 points.
Hannah Watkins of Conesus won a runaway first place in the tree climb event. Chelsey Black of Bolivar took the hard hit event (chopping through a large log in the minimum number of swings). Katrina Davenport of Honeoye and Black placed first in the underhand chop event. The team, including Meg Hems of Palmyra, Abbey Ralph of Canandaigua, and Michele Watkins of Manchester, placed second in the pulp toss event.
The Finger Lakes Jack and Jill team finished in 3rd place in their division with a total of 729 points. Addison McCoy of Olean, Lou Mair of Peekskill, Erika Thompson of Canandaigua, Noah Scribner of Palmyra, Stefan Muoio of Brockport and Courtney Stein of Livonia placed first in the team bow saw event.
The Finger Lakes Woodsmen travel to Alfred State College for the Inaugural Pioneer Games on Saturday, April 9. The 65th Annual North Eastern North American Spring Championship will be hosted for the first time by SUNY Cobleskill on April 29th and 30th. The Finger Lakes men will be defending their 18th title; the women seek their 15th championship.