Pioneer Woodsmen’s Take Two First Place Wins at Spring Opener

Alfred State Pioneer Woodsmen’s won first place in the men’s division and first place in the mixed Jack and Jill division in the spring opener Collegiate Woodsmen competition held recently at SUNY Cobleskill, Feb. 16. The Woodsmen’s will compete again on March 23 in Syracuse, followed by a championship competition in Canandaigua, April 19-20.The Pioneer Woodsmen’s is a student organization that studies the ideas, tools, and techniques of the competitive lumberjack community. The group practices lumberjack techniques and competes in intercollegiate competitions with teams from New York, New Hampshire, Maine, and West Virginia including Finger Lakes Community College, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry and Ranger School, SUNY Cobleskill, Paul Smith's College, Penn State, University of New Hampshire, Colby College, Dartmouth and West Virginia University.

Pioneer Woodsmen's Club 2013

Pictured here, front from left, Coach Mike Oyer, Club President Greg Kruppa of North Collins, Shannon Danzi of Derby, Taylor Waite of Angelica, Stevie Foit of Lawtons, Spencer Sagneri of Rochester. Second row, Chad Martin, club treasurer, of Breesport; Emily Hoover of Stanley, Coach Scott Bingham, Jason McCadden of Auburn, Dan Christoffersen of Port Crane, Sutton Carhart of Stafford. Third row, Club Secretary Joe Francese of Franklin Square, Club Vice President Russ Andrus of Binghamton, Chris Savosh of New Paltz, Keith Poliey of Greenwood Lake, Eric Hurlburt of Buffalo, Ben Wood of Hector. Back row, Dan Trembath of Eden, Equipment Managers; Wade Harrington of Campbell, Marc Poliey of Greenwood Lake.