UAM Places Fourth In 57th Conclave

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MONTICELLO — Forestry students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed fourth in the 57th annual tv_buzzworthy 10dbAssociation of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave hosted recently by Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va.

UAM was one of 15 colleges and universities competing in the annual test of technical and physical forestry skills.  Stephen F. Austin State University won the overall championship with 294 points, followed by Clemson with 238.5 points, Louisiana Tech with 237.75 points, and UAM with 232.75 points.  Other schools competing were Abraham Baldwin College, Alabama A&M, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, and Tennessee.

Kramer Rhodes of Sheridan, Cody Cormier of North Little Rock, Emily Oliver of Crossett, and Samantha Dillard of El Dorado earned points for UAM in the technical events. Rhodes placed fourth in photogrammetry, Cormier and Oliver teamed to place fifth in wildlife identification, and Dillard was fifth in wood identification.

Cormier, James Payne of Yanush, Okla., Sam May of Lono, Tyler Daniell of Arkadelphia, and Matt McClain of Pine Bluff all scored points for UAM in the physical events. McClain won the pole felling competition while Cormier was second in log birling and teamed with Daniell to win the chain throw event. Payne placed third in archery, May was fourth in the axe throw, Daniel took fifth in men’s bowsaw, Daniell and May took second in men’s crosscut, and Cormier finished fourth in the log chop.

For more information, contact the School of Forest Resources at (870) 460-1052.

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