Denton Giovenco, a senior studying Forestry, spits during the tobacco spit contest at Saturday’s 63rd Annual Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave. “We usually meet people [at the conclave] that you wouldn’t normally meet unless you work with them,” said Giovenco. “We talk with people on the other team more than our own team.” Giovenco also competed in the match split event in which the contestant uses an axe to try and split a match standing vertically on a log.