Winners of the 2011 Fresh Wood Awards student competition were announced, Friday July 22 during the AWFS Fair, held July 20-23 in Las Vegas. This year's ceremony took place on the showroom floor and was open to the public.

The student competition has six categories at high school and post secondary school levels: case goods, chairs, open, production/contract, reproduction, and tables. Entries were rated by a panel of judges representing different aspects of the industry such as design, education, manufacturing and retail.

2011 Fresh Wood Award Winners


Best of Show: Candice Groenke – Katana Bench
People’s Choice: Adam Kessler – Table for Dali

High School Case Goods

First Place: Elias Schultz – Bombecious
Second Place: Tyler Spierdowis – Atlantic Breakfront

Post Secondary Case Goods

First Place: Bonner Armbruster – Miss Peaches
Second Place: Tim McGuire – Milky Way Sideboard
Honorable Mention: Mickey McCann – Percival the Red Knightstand

High School Chairs
First Place: Brett Stickler – Ebony and Ivory
Honorable Mention: Daryl Bartczak – All Things Elegant

Post Secondary Chairs
First Place: Candice Groenke – Katana Bench
Honorable Mention: Austin Richards – Eleanor

High School Open
First Place: Parker Brimhall – Elk Guitar
Second Place: Bremely Karthigesu – Unfurling Buds
Honorable Mention: Bryan Eyerly – Big B

Post Secondary Open

First Place: Joshua Carson – Evolving Shelf
Second Place: Robert Palmer – Smokin’ Sycamore and the Doom Box

High School Production/Contract
Honorable Mention:
Jacob McGinness

Post Secondary Production/Contract
First Place:
Benjamin Scarborough – Dead Ben Drums
Second Place: David Moon Kim – Skue

High School Reproduction
First Place:
Chris Gagnon – Love Rocker
Second Place: Sam Steinberger – Kabuto Chairs
Honorable Mention: Trevin Roberson – Devine Recline

Post Secondary Reproduction
First Place:
Collin Barker – Comb Back Windsor Chair
Second Place: Jacob Maxfield – Ulm Stool Redesign
Honorable Mention: Michael Broomell – Conoid Chair

High School Tables
First Place:
Greg Moore – Padauk and Ash Table Tennis Table
Second Place: Michael Heyen – Cherry Extract
Honorable Mention: Cole Leesnitzer – Bent on Walnut
Honorable Mention: Chris Boylan – Lost in the Hand

Post Secondary Tables
First Place:
Lance Smith – Anne Boleyn’s Writing Desk
Second Place: Adam Kessler – Table for Dali


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