Travis Courser

2013 Collegiate Competitor Bio

Travis Courser
Nicknames: Trav
Height: 6'
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birthday: May 10, 1991
Hometown: Lyndonville, VT
College/University: Unity College
Year in School: Senior
Major: Teaching and learning grades 7-12 with concentration of life science
Expected graduation date: May 2013

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation I hope to land a teaching job in a high school setting, teaching biology.

How will you prepare/train for the Collegiate Championship in June? Who will you train with?
I plan to train by looking back at my weak points, refocusing my attention toward those. Hopefully I will be training with Mathew Galambos as well as Calvin Willard.

When did you first start participating in lumberjack sports?
Late 2009.

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
Through the school team, I just happened to be walking past their practice field my freshman year.

Are you related to any current or former STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series competitors?

Do you have any advice for other collegiate competitors?
Train hard, listen to everyone's advice, respect them, watch them and you will learn more than you can imagine.

Which STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series pro would you most like to train with?
If I had the chance to train with any pro it would be Dave Jewett. He is such a mentally strong competitor.

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:
The underhand chop.

Snowmobiling, spending time with family, being an EMT.

Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
"Sail," "Ain't No Easy Way," and "Frontline."

Proudest moment in your life so far:
Watching my team, my friends and family show their support toward me at the qualifier. It's all a blur how I got lifted off my feet but it felt great knowing the amount of support I've had throughout this sport.

Anything else you'd like to share?
I'd like to thank all of those who have supported me, who have been there to help me, and who have made me who I am in this sport. I'd also like to especially thank my parents for all of their support throughout this. It's been great to know I can depend on them standing in the bleachers no matter where I am competing.

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