McGills women lumberjacks log another big win

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Mac Woodsmen

Kimberly Duheme, Julie MacFarlane, Stephanie Belanger-Naud, Evelyn Levac, Meaghan Dustin, Jessica Logan

McGill’s women’s team earned first place honours at the 55th annual Mac Woodsmen Competition, held in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Saturday January 24, 2015. 
 
Winning 10 of 14 events, the team of Stephanie Belanger-Naud, Kimberly Duheme, Evelyn Levac, Julie MacFarlane, Meaghan Dustin and Jessica Logan finished 150 points ahead of the second place team from Dalhousie Agricultural College.  It’s their third consecutive win and puts them in a strong position to win the CILA Cup (Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association) as the overall winner of 2014-15 season
 
“The team worked hard and already gearing up for Nova Scotia in two weeks,” said coach John Watson.
 
The men’s team finished the day in third, 70 points short of the first place UNB squad. Led by captain Rony Odermatt, the team of Matthew Burns, Jesse Rogatini-Gamble, Sebastien Latraverse, Bobby Tolhurst and Dominic Mercier-Provencher, captured first place in the quarter split and snowshoe events.
 
McGill’s second men’s team earned fifth place and the additional women’s team were six in an eight-team division.
 
The competition featured 20 teams from eight universities, including Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Sir Sanford Fleming, UNB, Algonquin and Dartmouth College. Competing in 14 events, the teams showcased traditional logger sports like pole climbing, axe throwing, chopping, sawing and log rolling and tossing events.
 
McGill woodsmen teams have been training and competing since 1954 with the first competition held on Forbes field at the downtown campus. It moved out to the Mac campus in 1961, where an event has been hosted every year since.  
 
Final Standings
(detailed results)
 
Men
UNB 1
Dalhousie 1
McGill 1
Sir Sanford Fleming 1
McGill 2
Sir Sanford Fleming 2
UNB 2
Dalhousie 2
Sir Sanford Fleming Jack and Jill
Algonquin
Dartmouth 2
Dartmouth 1
 
Women
McGill 1
Dalhousie 1
Sir Sanford Fleming 1
UNB
Sir Sanford Fleming 2
McGill 2
Dalhousie 2
Dartmouth
 

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