April 14, 2016

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo

Cal Poly Logging Team Wins Timbersports Competition

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Loggers, an intercollegiate team of male and female students involved in traditional forestry field skills, won first place at the annual Bear Clave on April 2 at UC Berkeley’s timbersports competition site in Lafayette, Calif.

The Cal Poly team competed against Humboldt State, Shasta College, and UC Berkeley in events including double bucking, single bucking, axe throw, pulp toss, choker race, caber toss, horizontal chopping, dendrology, and traverse.

Senior Chris Daunt, a forestry and natural resources major, was ranked as the top male competitor and awarded the title “Bull of the Woods.” In addition, Cal Poly alumni Brady Dubois and Matt Miller won first place in an alumni relay against a UC Berkeley alumni team and a combined Humboldt and Shasta alumni team.

The Cal Poly Loggers include 48 members of various disciplines from across the campus. The team competes in teams of eight. Sixteen members attended the Berkeley event. Members of the team will compete April 27-30 at the University of Montana in Missoula.

About Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, comprehensive polytechnic university. The university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is comprised of expert faculty members who take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative professionals ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, including ranch land, orchards, vineyards and forests, all of which provide the basis for Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing methodology. It is the fifth-largest college of agriculture in the country, with 4,000 undergraduate students.

Photo info: Logging: Cal Poly alumni Brady Dubois and Matt Miller double bucking in the alumni challenge.

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