Annual Colby College Woodsmen Mud Meet held in Waterville

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WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - Men and women competed in events based off old-time logging practices Saturday in Waterville.

It was all part of the annual Colby College Woodmen Teams's Mud Meet.

This is Colby's only Home meet of the year with teams from across the Northeast and Canada competing in events like chopping, sawing, pole climbing, and axe throwing.

Teams consist of three men and three women rather than the traditional six-man or six-woman teams.

"Maine has a very rich history of logging. Paul Bunyan was born here, ya know and so we like to keep that tradition going," said Colby coach, David Smith.

Organizers say this event helps promote equitable competition among people of all genders.