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Students honing skills for lumberjack competition

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Emily Mombourquette stood on top of a log suspended a few inches off the ground Tuesday and methodically swung downwards with a broad-bladed ax. Wedges of wood flew into the air until half of the log was cut out. Then she turned around and repeated the process until a final blow split the 9-inch-thick log in half. Mombourquette, 20, is one of several members of SUNY Cobleskill’s Woodsmen’s Club practicing their skills in anticipation of ...

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