The Fleming Knights Loggersports’ Women’s One team took second place at the McGill University Competition (January 2018), and at the Dalhousie University (February 2018).
The Fleming Knights Women’s One Loggersports team was a force to be reckoned with this past winter placing in a number of events and overall taking second place at both competitions in this second half of their season.
The Fleming Knights Women’s One Loggersports team has six team members, each competing in their own individual event, and share one paired event with one other person on their team. On the Knights Women’s One team was team captain Madison Tosswill (St. Thomas, ON), Nadine Perron (North Bay, ON), Elisha Jones (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON), Naomi Jones (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON), Taylor Bjerno (Mississauga, ON), and Hayley Cowls (Toronto, ON).
Competition highlights for Knights Women’s One Loggersports team from the McGill University include 1st place in axe throwing, log decking, and pole climb. Second place was earned in pulp throw, and snow shoe. Third place was earned in water boil, single buck, and standing block chop.
Highlights for the Knights women’s one Loggersports team from the Dalhousie University competition include first place in chain saw, standing block chop, and quarter split; second place in super swede saw, and pole climb; third place in underhand chop, axe throw, water boil, and single buck.
The Loggersports season consisted of four competitions, two taking place in the fall, and two taking place in the winter. At each competition the Fleming Loggersports men’s and women’s teams faced off against other institutions competing in four team events, three partnered events, six individual events, and one individual pool event.
The Fleming Knights Loggersports team is one of two college institutions competing in the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjacking Association (CILA), along with four universities. Each institution may have up to five competing teams. Each year Fleming College competes against other schools such as Algonquin College, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Maritime College of Forest Technology, and University of New Brunswick.
The women’s Loggersports team was not the only team to encounter success. Fleming Knights Men’s Loggersports team had success early on in the season when they placed third at Fleming College’s home competition on November 4, 2017.