Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science hosted Iowa State Saturday at Alberta Village for an event known as the Woodchuck Games, where students from both schools got the chance to showcase there abilities as they learned proper ax swinging and sawing techniques.
MTU Forestry Club President Joe Lazzari, explains that the exercise is in preparation for a regional competition in the spring.
Lazzari said, “Every Spring we hold the midwestern conclave, which is a timber sports competition made up of 13 teams from the Midwest. Due to our location we can’t hold that in the spring. So we held this mini conclave called woodchuck games, which is an opportunity for all of us schools and clubs to get together and hone our skills for the upcoming big competition.”
Along with a log rolling obstacle course, students also participated in ax throwing, single and double buck sawing, and underhand log chopping.
The spring competition is scheduled for April and will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.