On Saturday April 21st, 12 students from the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Stockbridge School’s Arboriculture program competed in the annual tree climbing competition held on campus. In the preliminary events, Luke Longstreeth won the belayed speed climb, Eric Swennes won the footlock, Jason Wood came in first place in the work climb, and Bryan Westlake won the throwline. The overall winner was Ethan Dangelo, followed closely by Jay Sigman and Jon Macomber. Mark Reiland, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Conservation organized this year’s event. Faculty members Brian Kane and Dennis Ryan also helped out; Dr. Kane remarked, “I was so impressed by how much all of the students have improved their climbing since I taught them in the intro climbing class!” Several alumni helped to judge events and donated prizes. You can watch a video of some of the events here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBa1bILUmxg.