McGill Woodsmen chopped down the competition at the 58th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen event


McGill Woodsmen chopped down the competition at the 58th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen event

McGill’s men and women’s teams won top honours at the 58th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen competition, held January 27 at the Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc. Nineteen teams representing seven schools, Dalhousie, UNB, Fleming College, Algonquin College, Dartmouth and Maritime College of Forest Technology, competed in team, double and individual chopping and sawing events showcasing skills reminiscent of traditional lumberjacking.

The women dominated the field earning 1201.46 points, followed by Fleming College 1051.91 and Dalhousie 944.77. The team of Joséanne Naud, Danielle Duquette, Janine Lock, Justine ParéJessica Rouleau, Éliane Wubbolts won eight of 12 events including cross cut, pole climb, quarter split, single buck, standing block, super swede saw, swede saw and water boil. It’s the team’s third consecutive win of the season with the final competition February 10 at Dalhousie Agricultural College.

The men’s team of Thierry Phillipot, Alex Dohmen, Matthew Baillon, Phillip Gauthier, Olivier Lamarre-Tellier and Matthew Swennen earned its first win of the season scoring 1178.99 points. Wins in axe throw, log deck and standing block chop propelled the team past second place UNB (1146.22) and third place Fleming College (1047.56)

“I’ve seen a lot of improvement and dedication in our men’s team in the last weeks and was confident they could do very well on home turf, but I was happily impressed at their outstanding performances during the day,” said interim coach Stephanie Belanger-Naud. “The men’s division has been very competitive across the Eastern Canadian universities and it’s been a couple of years since the Mac men’s team won, so it is a great accomplishment for them.”

McGill had two other men and women’s teams competing in the event, earning ninth and sixth position respectively.

“Our rookie men and women’s B teams also had a very good competition, improving their events competition after competition, and some even surpassing some of our A teams results,” said Belanger-Naud.


Jan 25, 2018

Mac Woodsmen Competition Sat. Jan. 27, 2018

Lumberjacks and Jills from six Canadian, and one American, universities and colleges will show off their skills at the 58th annual Intercollegiate Woodsmen Competition, Saturday January 27 at McGill’s Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.

Over 130 competitors vie for individual, doubles and team honours in traditional woodsmen events that include axe throwing, log rolling, pole climbing, water boil, snowshoe race and more. The events are a showcase of Canada’s rich history in forestry as celebrated by a whole new generation of lumberjacks.

A great outdoors event for the whole family, admission is free with plenty of parking available.

Where:            Macdonald Campus of McGill University

Watson Field

                        21,111 Lakeshore Rd.

                        Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc

Competing Teams: Dalhousie, Fleming College, UNB, Macdonald College, Algonquin College, Dartmouth College, Maritime College of Forest Technology (each team consists of 6 competitors, plus one alternate)

Events run between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

Visit the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association for information on the events, rules, etc.

Oct 16, 2017

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