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By Andi Bourne

Parcell a Cut Above the Rest in the West


Matt Onderbeke

John Parcell is hoisted in the air by his teammates from the UM Woodsman Team after his win in the Stihl Timbersports Western Regional Qualifier. Parcell will compete in the national Stihl challenge in Chicago July 16. "The photo says it all," said Parcell.

MISSOULA – 2013 Seeley-Swan High School graduate from Condon John Parcell proved to be the best lumberjack in the west while competing against eight other schools during the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Western Regional Qualifier. The qualifier was a part of the at the 77th Association of Western Forestry Clubs (AWFC) Conclave in Missoula. He will compete in the U.S. Collegiate Stihl Championship national competition in Chicago, Ill. in mid-July. This is the first time the University of Montana (UM) Woodsman Team has sent a competitor since 2004.

Parcell has competed with the UM Woodsman...

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