2010 forestry graduate featured on ESPNU
*Update* Tim Benedict's title-winning run at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Challenge of the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series was televised nationally on Friday, July 16 on ESPNU.
4/19/2010--Penn State Mont Alto's Woodsmen Team member Tim Benedict won a saw-off to capture the title at the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Challenge on Saturday. The event was part of the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series sponsored by Carhartt. It was held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa.
Benedict was selected by Mont Alto to go chop-for-chop and saw-for-saw in the four professional disciplines of the single buck, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop. He faced off against Daniel Jones from Haywood as the two dominated the competition. As his prize, Benedict earned a $1,000 scholarship from Stihl for his school and advanced to its Collegiate Championship to be held this summer. The 2010 Collegiate Series will be televised on ESPNU later this year.
Penn State Mont Alto's Woodsmen placed second in the team competition behind Haywood Community College, Clyde, N.C. The competition hosted teams from Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, Md., Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge, Va., Haywood Community College, Clyde, N.C., Montgomery Community College, Troy, N.C., Penn State Mont Alto, and Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa.
For photos and complete event coverage, please visit ESPN's timbersports Web page here.