Cal Poly’s logging team toppled the competition to claim first place at the Cal Conclave collegiate logging competition held Saturday on campus.
The 24-member team, consisting of women and men, competed in three groups of eight, “based on a combination of ability, improvement and commitment to the competition,” according to a statement from Cal Poly spokeswoman AnnMarie Cornejo.
Will Kraemer, a bioresource and agricultural engineering junior at Cal Poly, also won the title “Bull of the Woods,” given to the top male competitor.
Cal Poly went head-to-head with teams from Humboldt State University, UC Berkeley and Northern Arizona University at the all-day event; a team from Arizona claimed second place while a team from Humboldt took third.
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Events included tree climbing, power saw (chainsaw), single and double buck with cross cut saws, obstacle pole, choker setting and more, Cornejo wrote in a statement.
Cal Poly is set to host the 79th annual Association of Western Forestry Clubs Logging Sports Conclave, the largest annual college competition of its kind, in spring 2018.