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In 1973 faculty member Glenn Swant proposed to Athletic Director Larry Carr-Braint that Fleming College (Frost Campus) send a team to participate in the annual Woodsmen Competition hosted at McGill University (Macdonald College) in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. Frank Hermer (Dendrology and Mensuration professor) accepted the coaching challenge and Fleming competed in their first competition at the McGill University in 1974. With very little experience, the Fleming Woodsmen team managed a respectable result.

The Woodsmen program continued to develop to the point where Fleming gained the confidence to propose hosting an annual competition in Lindsay, Ontario. In 1981 professor Dave Long and Athletic Director Steve McLaughlin traveled to the University of New Brunswick to observe their competition hosting requirements. On November 20th, 1982 Fleming College hosted its first Woodsmen competition. The Fleming Loggersports competition is now one of the largest College / University events on the competitive circuit. In 1991 and 2001 Fleming hosted a Pro Meet in conjunction with the student competition.

Since 1974 Fleming has participated at many competitions including annual events at the University of New Brunswick, McGill University and Nova Scotia Agricultural College as well as, trips to Finger Lakes Community College, Penn State University and the University of Maine. In addition to formal competitions, the Fleming Loggersports Team does Lumberjack demonstrations across Ontario: International Plowing Match, Harbourfront Festival in Toronto, Canada Day celebrations in Oshawa & Bancroft, Fairs in Lindsay, Huntsville & Port Hope and a Conservation Authority show in Hamilton.

Over the years, the Fleming program has undergone numerous name changes from Woodsmen in 1974 to Timbersports in 1986 to the present Fleming Loggersports Team in 2002. The changes were made primarily to remove the gender bias and keep current with the trends. Fleming has been fortunate to have coaches over the years that have committed to the growth and development of both the sport and student athlete. Thanks to Frank Hermer, Dave Long, Dave Hendry, Debbie & Bill Yarnell, Bill Deba, Dale LeBritton, Brian Broughton, Kris Starr and Anne Derry the Fleming Loggersports program continues to thrive.

Fleming MVP

2016-17 Devin Tabbert
2016-17 Jessica Carthy
2015-16 Kyle Chalmers
2015-16 Tabitha Henry
2014-15 Kyle Chalmers
2014-15 Jaclyn Ramsay
2013-14 Jake Outram
2013-14 Lyndsey Suchiu

Kris Starr Award

2016-17 Kelsey Kargus
2015-16 Kelsey Kargus
2014-15 Garnet Peters
2013-14 Seitske Van Sommeren
2013-14 Jackie Ramsay

Fleming Coaches Award

2016-17 Jacob Slack
2015-16 Laura Eenkorren
2015-16 Josh Morgan

Fleming Most Improved

2015-16 Matthew Rayner
2015-16 Emily Stewart
2014-15 Jason Heffner
2014-15 Cassie Luff
2013-14 Thomas Baetz
2013-14 Juliet Sullivan

CILA MVP

2016-17 Jessica Carthy W1- 1st
2014-15 Kyle Chalmers M1- 3rd
2014-15 Jordan Kortko W1- 3rd
2013-14 Jennifer St. Andrews W1- 3rd
2012-13 Melissa de Ciantis- 1st
2011-12 Trent Haggerty – 3rd
2011-12 Melissa de Ciantis- 1st
2010-11 Chris Woodward – 3rd
2010-11 Melissa de Ciantis – 1st

ECHO Challenge

2016-17 Devin Tabbert M1- 2nd
2015-16 Kyle Chalmers M1- 3rd
2013-14 Lyndsey Suchiu W1- 2nd

CILA Championships

2015-16 Women’s 1 – 3rd
2015-16 Men’s 1 – 3rd
2014-15 Women’s 1 – 3rd
2013-14 Women’s 1 – 1st
2013-14 Men’s 1 – 3rd
2012-13 Women’s 1 – 2nd
2011-12 Women’s 1 – 2nd
2011-12 Men’s 1 – 3rd
2010-11 Men’s 1 – 3rd
2010-11 Women’s 1 – 2nd
2009-10 Women’s 1 – 1st
2009-10 Jack & Jill – 2nd
2008-09 Men’s 1 – 2nd
2008-09 Women’s 1 – 3rd
2007-08 Men’s 1 – 3rd
2007-08 Women’s 1 – 3rd
2006-07 Women’s 1 – 3rd
2005-06 Women’s 1 – 2nd
2005-06 Jack & Jill – 1st
2004-05 Women’s 1 – 3rd
2004-05 Jack & Jill – 1st
2002-03 Women’s 1 – 3rd
2001-02 Men’s 1 – 1st
2000-01 Men’s 1 – 3rd

STIHL Challenge

2011-12 Ryan Boesch M1- 2nd
2011-12 Melissa de Ciantis W1 – 1st