After winning the Regional Stihl Mid-Atlantic Qualifier Timbersports collegiate competition in April, Caleb Hawkins ’15 of Sedgwick, Maine, advanced to the U.S. Championships June 7-9 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and won sixth place.
Here is WWC Forestry Manager and Timbersports coach Shawn Swartz’s report from the national championship:
Thanks for all of the support you’ve shown Caleb for the Timbersports National Championship. He came in 6th place, and we are delighted that we had the 6th best collegiate lumberjack in the nation in our program’s inaugural year. It has truly been a Cinderella season. We have learned much about the equipment necessary to be successful and have been gathering invaluable training tips so that we can hit it hard when we resume in the fall. We are uncertain how much airtime Caleb will get, but the event should air on the ESPN Outdoor Channel on Sunday, June 16. Thanks to those of you who made the drive to cheer for Caleb and for the support of the WWC Timbersports Team.
Caleb just before the standing block event