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HCC lumberjacks claim first place at Woodsmen’s Meet

Darby Hand of Haywood Community College competes in the 2019 Stihl Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Qualifier. Joe Pellegrino/Smoky Mountain News Darby Hand of Haywood Community College competes in the 2019 Stihl Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Qualifier. Joe Pellegrino/Smoky Mountain News

The Haywood Community College timbersports team claimed first place at the Mid-Atlantic States Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet held at the Haywood County Fairgrounds this past weekend. 

HCC student Darby Hand took first place in the STIHL Timbersports Collegiate Series Mid-Atlantic Qualifier. As a result, he will compete in the U.S. Collegiate Championships in Milwaukee in late July. Following HCC, Penn State Mont Alto came in second place and Montgomery Community College came in third.    

 

Students from HCC with top finishes included: 

• Third place Archery — James Bryan

• First place Compass and Pace — Delaney Goforth 

• First place Axe Throw Men — Nash Dawkins (Team Captain); second place — Alec Parsons

• Second place Axe Throw Women — Angie James

• Second place Single Buck Men — Dylan Mahaffey, Third Place — Nash Dawkins 

• Second place Single Buck Women — Taylor Mashburn (Team Captain)

• Second place Standing Block — Alec Parsons

• Third place Pole Fell — James Bryan and Channing Watson

• First place Bolt Split Women — Delaney Goforth, second place-Angie James

• First place Pole Climb Men — Dylan Carswell, second place — Channing Watson

• Third place Chainsaw Men — Alec Parsons 

• Third place Crosscut Men — Darby Hand and Alec Parsons

• Second place Crosscut Women — Angie James and Taylor Mashburn

• Third place Crosscut Jack and Jill — Darby Hand and Taylor Mashburn

• Second place Speed Chop Men — Alec Parsons, third place — Dylan Mahaffey

• First place Speed Chop Women — Taylor Mashburn

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