STIHL TIMBERSPORTS events held at Mont Alto; results included

Below are the final results for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate and Professional Mid-Atlantic Qualifiers hosted by Penn State Mont Alto April 17, 2011. Click here to view event photos.

In front of ESPNU cameras, Daniel Jones of Haywood Community College claimed the top spot in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Qualifier hosted by Penn State Mont Alto April 17. A mere two points behind Jones was last year’s Mid-Atlantic champion Tim Benedict of Penn State University Park and a Mont Alto alumnus. Zach Brouse of Allegany College of Maryland finished in third place with local favorite Seth Morris of Penn State Mont Alto took fourth, only a point behind Brouse.

With this win, Jones receives a $1,000 scholarship from STIHL for his school and advances to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Championship at the Oregon State Fair Aug. 26-28. At the Collegiate Championship, Jones will compete against four other qualifier winners and one wildcard pick to determine the nation’s top collegiate lumberjack. The collegiate champion earns an automatic spot in the 2010 Professional Series.

Full results are below.

In the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Professional Qualifier, 10 of the region’s top lumberjacks competed for one of four spots to advance to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS U.S. Championships also at the Oregon State Fair. The Pro Series airs on ESPN2.

2009 U.S. champion Arden Cogar Jr. from West Hamlin, W.Va. sealed the top spot with Mike Eash from Coatesville, Pa. only one point behind him. Will Roberts of Cortland, NY took the third place with Harry Burnsworth of Mill Run, Pa. rounding out the top four.

Full results are below. Photos and interviews are available upon request.

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Mid-Atlantic Qualifier Results
Rank Competitor School Points
1 Daniel Jones, Haywood Community College - 25
2 Tim Benedict, Penn State University Park - 23
3 Zach Brouse,  Allegany College of Maryland - 19
4 Seth Morris, Penn State Mont Alto - 18
5 Anthony Juser, West Virginia University - 11
6 Joshua Hussey, Montgomery Community College - 10
7 JP Gildea, Penn College of Technology - 0

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Professional Mid-Atlantic Qualifier Results
Rank Competitor Hometown Points
1 Arden Cogar Jr., West Hamlin, W.Va. -  51
2 Mike Eash, Coatesville, Pa. - 50
3 Will Roberts, Cortland, NY - 47
4 Harry Burnsworth, Mill Run, Pa. - 43
5 Mike Koers, Hawk Run, Pa. - 32
6 Paul Pfenninger, Scottsville, NY - 29
7 Matt Marks, Middlesex, NY - 27
8 Andrew Mattison, Brockport, NY- 23
9 Kyle Friend, Kearneysville, W.Va. 15
10 Tom Oliver, Palmyra, Pa. - 10

The Collegiate and Professional Series air on ESPNU and ESPN2, respectively. In addition to the Mid-Atlantic Qualifier, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series consists of four other regional Collegiate and Professional Series Qualifiers and the U.S. Championships:

-- Southern Qualifier hosted by the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., March 18

-- Western Qualifier hosted at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., March 25

-- Midwest Qualifier hosted at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., April 9

-- Mid-Atlantic Qualifier hosted at Penn State-Mont Alto in Mont Alto, Pa., April 17

-- Northeast Qualifier hosted at SUNY-Cobleskill in Cobleskill, NY, April 30

-- Collegiate and U.S. Championship at the Oregon State Fair in Salem, Ore., Aug. 26-28

For the second consecutive year, the Oregon State Fair will host the Collegiate and Professional Championships. In the Collegiate Series, the five regional competitors and one wildcard pick face off in the single buck, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop to determine the nation’s top collegiate lumberjack. The collegiate champion wins a buy in to the 2012 Professional Series.

In the Professional Series, the top four pros from each qualifier advance to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS U.S. Championship, where they will compete for a slice of the coveted U.S. title and the opportunity to advance to the World Championship in Holland Sept. 3-4. Additional pros will be selected by officials to represent the U.S. in the World Championship Relay Competition.

Established in 1985 by STIHL Inc., manufacturer of the number-one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America*, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, billed as the Original Extreme Sport, attracts the world’s top lumberjack athletes in a competition based on historic logging techniques. The Series is seen by more than 20 million viewers annually in more than 62 countries on networks such as Eurosport and ESPN, where it is one of the longest running shows.

Since 2003, the Collegiate Series has traveled to college campuses across the country to seek out the best amateur athletes and give them the opportunity to advance in the sport. More than 50 universities and colleges presently compete in the Series. The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Series grooms student athletes to one day take their place among the professional elite. Additionally, ESPNU provides a national platform to not only highlight the competition and the sport, but also spotlight the hosting schools and their forestry programs in the Collegiate Series competition shows.

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Last Updated April 19, 2011