The FLCC woodsmen team competed at two competitions this fall, making gains between their home meet in South Bristol on Oct. 2 and a road-trip to Paul Smith's on Oct. 22.
Eighteen teams representing six New York state colleges participated at FLCC’s home meet at Cumming Nature Center in South Bristol. Paul Smith’s College men earned first place in the men’s division followed by SUNY ESF, Alfred State, and FLCC respectively.
Kyle Spry of Walworth took first place in both the pole climb and a two-person sawing event with teammate Seth McClory of Franklinville. Both the FLCC women and Jack and Jill teams finished in fourth place.
“We learned what we’re up against this year and each competitor needed to practice as much as possible before our next competition,” FLCC coach Ryan Staychock said of the first meet.
Practice paid off a few weeks later when FLCC departed for the Paul Smith’s competition, which featured a total of 26 teams. The FLCC men’s first team earned 2nd place behind Paul Smith’s. The SUNY ESF men finished a close third.