SHHS Forestry Club 2nd in logging competition

The Sweet Home High School Forestry Club placed second with multiple competitors placing in many events at the Oregon Logging Conference competition on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Eric Munts was the all-around Jack and the technical forester.

“There were over a hundred students competing at this competition,” said Coach Dustin Nichol. Very seldom do you get one person receiving this award.”

Results for the event include the following:

Jack Crosscut: David Horner/Alex Larsen, fifth; Calvin Babbit/Matt Cuff, fourth; and Dallas and Cody Loewen third.

Crosscut Jack/Jill- Calvin Babbit/Kayla Rood.

Power bucking: Chas Palmer, sixth; Jesse Baugus, third; and Eric Munts, second.

Girls power buck: Ami Olmstead, sixth.

Tree ID: Cheryl Wilson, second.

Choker setting: Alex Larsen, sixth; Calvin Babbit, third; and David Horner second

Map reading: Chas Palmer, third, and Eric Munts, first

Jill cable splicing: Cheryl Wilson/Macy Cockrell, fifth.

Compass and pacing: Chas Palmer, second, and Eric Munts, first

Jack and Jill cable splicing: Cheryl Wilson/Eric Munts, fifth.

Jack and Jack cable splicing: David Horner/John Cockrell, third.

Over all Jack for the competition: Eric Munts.

Technical forester: Eric Munts.

The Forestry Club would like to invite everyone to its first annual competition to be held March 6 at from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The competition site is located behind the varsity baseball field.

This will be the first time Sweet Home has hosted a competition in more than 25 years, Nichol said.