Ben Hansen

Professional Competitor Bio

Location: Milladore, WI
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Birthday: February 9, 1991
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, playing with my chain saw, and anything else that keeps me outside.

When did you first start participating in lumberjack sports?
I began chopping and sawing when I first started college. Two summers ago I competed in all the competitions around the Midwest and gained some very valuable experience.

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
I was introduced by my roommate, who had joined the UW-Stevens Point Timbersports Team and brought me along to one of the practices.

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

Do you have any advice for other collegiate competitors?
Get out there and compete. Competition experience is extremely valuable and you will be able to network with other collegiate and professional competitors.

Which STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series pro would you most like to train with?
I already receive valuable coaching from Warrick Hallett. He is the reason I have made it to this point and I cannot thank him enough.

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:
Lately, Single-Buck has been my strongest event.

Hunting, fishing, playing with my chain saw, and anything else that keeps me outside.

Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
"Lumberjack Song" by Monty Python, "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, "I'm Still a Guy" by Brad Paisley

Proudest moment in your life so far:
Sweeping the Midwest qualifier!

Anything else you'd like to share?
Along with Warrick Hallett and his family, I need to thank everyone who has helped and supported me the last few years; my parents, Nancy Zalewski, John Hughes, Adam LaSalle, my friends and team members on the UWSP Timbersports team, the UWSP College of Natural Resources, and everyone else who helped me along the way. I could not have done it alone.