Forestry Club second at Philomath

The Sweet Home Forestry Club finished second out of six teams at a competition in Philomath Saturday, March 12.

Philomath, the host, took the team title.

Sweet Home’s Brandon Courteau was All-Around Jack, finishing first in first aid, second in tool identification, second in novice pole climb, second in prepared speech and sixth in log scaling and sixth in compass and pacing.

Alex Larsen was fourth in Jack and Jill cable splicing, second in both Jack and Jill and Jack and Jack cross-cut, and sixth in hose lay.

Kristen Tolle was fourth in Jack and Jill cable splicing, second in Jack and Jill cross-cut, third in plant identification, first in Jill and Jill cross-cut and first in Jill open pole climb, and sixth in hose lay.

Cheryl Wilson was first in prepared speech, tool ID and first aid, second in open pole climb, log scaling and job interview, third in log roll and fourth in map reading and Jill and Jill cable splicing.

Meisha Carlin was first in Jill and Jill cross-cut and axe throw, and fourth in power buck and Jack and Jill cross-cut.

“The other members of the team contributed to get us to that second place,” club Adviser Dustin Nichol said.

He noted that Amy Olmsted, Tim Sheehan, EJ Nichol and Matt Cuff “all contributed to the total team success.”

The club’s next competition is April 9 at Sabin Learning Center.

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