RAMS Weekend Recap – February 8-9
Woodsmen (February 8 – Dalhousie Agricultural Campus)
The DAL AC Men’s and Women’s Woodsmen teams put their undefeated streak on the line at the seasons final event, the 35th Annual Rick Russell Competition.
After a thrilling day of competition, the RAMS put together an impressive list of victories and at the end of the day were named overall competition and CILA champions for the 2019-20 season. On the women’s side Dal AC showed their depth by placing 1st (Women’s 1 Team) and 2nd (Women’s 2 team) at the competition separated only by 10 points (1071 vs 1061) after all events were factored in.
Below is a list of all the events DAL AC won:
Women’s and Men’s Chainsaw
Women’s and Men’s Log Decking
Women’s and Men’s Pulp Throw
Women’s and Men’s Single Buck
Women’s and Men’s Log Burling
Women’s Quarter Split
Women’s Swede Saw
Women’s Underhand Chop
Men’s Super Swede
Men’s Axe Throw
Men’s Standing Block Chop
Men’s Water Boil
Congrats to the team on a very successful season. Special mention goes to our Echo Challenge winners Jacob Terbeek and Hillary Schramm, and our CILA MVP’s David George and Ella Lentz.
A special thank-you goes out to all the coaches, volunteers and sponsors who helped make this competition possible!
Equestrian – February 9 – Owl’s Ridge Farm (SMU Event)
Dal AC is Grand Champion team once again! First place with 290 points.
Open over fences – Robyn Gillighan - 1st place
Open under saddle - Robyn Gillighan - 2nd place
Intermediate over fences - Izzy Harrington - 5th place
Intermediate over fences - Ziel Jones - 4th place
Intermediate under saddle - Izzy Harrington - 7th place
Intermediate under saddle - Ziel Jones - 3rd place
Novice over fences – Chloe Foye - 3rd place
Novice under saddle - Chloe Foye - 1st place!
Entry over fences – Bridget Kenny - 1st place!
Entry over fences – Cailin Lake - 4th place
Entry under saddle – Bridget Kenny 4th place
Entry under saddle – Cailin Lake 3rd place
Walk trot canter – Julianna Jones 6th place
Walk trot canter – Laura Gauthier 5th place
Walk trot canter – Taygan Fancy 3rd place
February 8 – Holland College vs DAL AC
The Holland College Hurricances put out a valiant performance in defeated the Dalhousie Rams 3 sets to nil on Saturday afternoon (25-21, 25-15, 25-17). The Canes got off to a slow start but gained in confidence thanks to a masterful effort from Samantha Gerbig who was simply too much for the Rams to handle. The Rams fight was led by Savan Heijnen who chipped in with a number of key kills, blocks and serves but ultimately it was not enough.
February 9 – DAL AC vs UNBSJ
The RAMS lost to the UNBSJ Seawolves 25-16, 25-18, 25-15.
DAL AC Athletes of the Week
David George (Woodsmen)
David helped lead his team to victory this past weekend by winning the Water Boil competition. To cap off a successful season for Dal AC David also won the CILA MVP award, a prestigious honor given to the leagues highest scoring woodsmen athlete when factoring in the top 3 out of 4 events.
Ella Lentz (Woodsmen)
Ella was instrumental in Dal AC’s women’s team capturing victory at the competition by winning the underhand chop event. She had a fantastic season winning CILA MVP honors and is known as both a fierce competitor and supportive teammate by the rest of her team.