2013 Professional Competitor Bio
|Birthday:||November 11, 1979|
|Job:||Forester for the USDA Forest Service|
|Interests:||Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Banjo picking|
How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
I started competing while attending Paul Smith's College.
When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
I first started competing in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Series in 2006. I am the 2009 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Champion which gave me a berth in the professional series in 2010.
How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
I train in between competitions as much as possible and by competing in professional competitions. I also weight train during the off season.
Are you related to any current or former STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series competitors?
Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:
My best/strongest events would have to be the single buck and the underhand chop... depending on the day.
Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Never give up! Maintain a passion for the sport by seeking out your own missing links in performance. Whether it be equipment, knowledge or desire you have go after it. If you are truly interested in getting better, then you won't stop improving yourself. You just have to attack the sport and make it yours!
What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series disciplines?
I would like to see Conan try any event.
Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
Slayer-Angel of Death, Pantera-@#$%ing Hostile, and Melvin's-Skeeter
Favorite TV Show:
Holmes on Homes.
Favorite Sports Team:
Proudest moment in your life so far:
Seeing UW Stevens-Point win their first conclave...
Anything else you'd like to share?
I feel honored to have had the opportunity to share the stage with the late great David Bolstad. The man was an animal!