Date: 4-17-06

For immediate release.

HCC Team Participates in Forestry Conclave

A team of six HCC lumberjacks recently participated in the 50th Annual Forestry Conclave in Crossville, Tennessee. The event was hosted by the University of Tennessee. Sixteen other forestry clubs from baccalaureate forestry programs throughout the Southeast competed in the competition.

The Haywood team competed on a non-point basis, but showed outstanding performances in many areas. Josh “Tiny” Roten and Jason Jones finished first in two events- men’s bow saw and the log roll. Jay Blackburn had the third best score in the axe-throw.

The competition gave HCC team members a chance to practice their academic forestry skills in stand volume estimation, wood identification, dendrology, wildlife identification, compass-and-pacing, and other technical events.

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Cutline: HCC team member Josh “Tiny” Roten finished first in the bow saw competition.