NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University timbersports team, the Sylvans, personified the university’s mascot during the second annual Lumberjack Match held at the Ouachita County Fair in Camden, Arkansas.
During the Lumberjack Match, participating universities competed in a range of traditional timbersport events, such as crosscut sawing, bowsawing, log chopping, and axe and knife throwing.
The Sylvans placed first in men’s crosscut sawing; men and women’s bowsawing; Jack and Jill crosscut sawing; single buck crosscut sawing and knife throwing. The team took second and fourth place in women’s crosscut sawing and axe throwing, respectively.
“Our students were professional and did an excellent job representing the university and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture,” said Dr. Jeremy Stovall, associate professor of forestry at SFA and Sylvans faculty advisor.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello finished in second place, followed by Louisiana Technical University and Louisiana State University.