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Floresville grad helps SFA team at Forestry Conclave


Floresville grad helps SFA team at Forestry Conclave
Stephen F. Austin student Barrett Raabe, a Floresville graduate, competes in the men’s bow saw event at the 57th annual Forestry Conclave hosted by the Virginia Tech Forestry Club. Raabe helped his team to a championship after finishing fourth in the bow saw event and eighth in log rolling.


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NACOGDOCHES -- Barrett Raabe of Floresville, the son of John and Tammy Raabe, won multiple events at the 57th annual Forestry Conclave hosted by the Virginia Tech Forestry Club March 13-15 at Claytor Lake State Park in Virginia.

Raabe, a junior majoring in forest wildlife management at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, placed fourth in the men’s bow saw event and eighth in the log rolling event. His points contributed to the SFA Sylvans’ overall first-place ranking among the 15 Southern forestry schools competing, making it the team’s second consecutive first-place win.

As the name implies, log rolling involves transporting a log through a designated course with the use of a peavey, replicating transport methods used in the early era of the logging industry. While this may sound like a simple task, it actually requires much skill and preparation to complete the course without penalties.

“My partner and I practiced on a more challenging course than we competed on,” Raabe explained. “We challenged ourselves in practice.”

To prepare for the bow saw competition, Raabe practiced four days a week for several hours at a time. Raabe stressed that repetition is the key to success, and he also credits the input and expertise of fellow teammates and SFA alumni with improving his technique and form in both events.

According to Dr. Jeremy Stovall, SFA Sylvans’ faculty advisor, the students have many reasons to be proud.

“The students did an excellent job representing SFA this year. They worked diligently all year to earn the funds they needed to attend Conclave, and each individual competitor spent much time in preparation for their events,” Stovall explained. “The team we have right now is motivated, talented, and very intelligent.”

The Forestry Conclave is an annual competition between forestry schools of the Southeast featuring both technical and physical timbersport events.
 

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