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Penn State Mont Alto to host Mid-Atlantic Qualifier on Sunday, April 17, 2011


Penn State Mont Alto will host the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® presented by Ram 2011 Professional and Collegiate Series Mid-Atlantic Qualifier. It will be held Sunday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus' intramural field at the corner of PA Route 233 North/Park Street and Slabtown Road. It is a free event and open to the public.

According to a Stihl press release, in 2011, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series will host five regional qualifiers, where the best professional and collegiate lumberjacks will qualify for a place in their respective Championship at the Oregon State Fair, Aug. 26-28, 2011. Spectators will see the following in each of the regions:

Professional Series Qualifiers: Ten of each region’s best pro lumberjack athletes will compete in six professional lumberjack disciplines, with the top four advancing to the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series U.S. Championship. The Professional Series airs on ESPN2. Professional lumberjack Tom Oliver, a Penn State Mont Alto alum and resident of Palmyra, PA, will compete.

Collegiate Series Qualifiers: Participating colleges and universities will select their best collegiate lumberjack to go head-to-head in four professional disciplines, with the top contender advancing to the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Collegiate Championship. The Collegiate Series airs on ESPNU. At last year's event, Mont Alto's Tim Benedict captured the Mid-Atlantic title and competed in the national championship, finishing sixth.

For full event and series details, visit the official STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® website at http://stihltimbersport.us.  



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