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WABI covers timber sports competition

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a timber sports competition hosted by the University of Maine Woodsmen Team. Men and women from colleges around New England came to UMaine to test their wood skills in events including axe throwing, pole climbing and crosscut sawing. “It’s awesome to be outside,” said Bree Jarvis, president of the UMaine Woodsmen Team. “It’s fun to be active outside, and the community we have here in woodsmen is really great. Everybody from every team is really nice, and we have fun competing against each other.” Jarvis said being on the team takes a lot of dedication because it’s not a natural sport for people. “Some people might be good at kicking a ball when they first start playing soccer, and stuff like that. This is a pretty unnatural sport,” she said. “It’s really learning about technique and form, and how to better yourself every time.”

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