Derek Pouchnik

Professional Competitor Bio


Location: Viola, Idaho
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birthday: April 9, 1970

When did you start participating in lumberjack sports?
1982

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
My step-father, David Stadler, introduced me to lumberjack sports when I was growing up in Bemidj, Minnesota.

Are you related to any current or former STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series competitors?
No, however my step-father was involved in some of the early years of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series.

Any advice for younger competitors?
It takes time and years of practice to become good at timbersports. Don't give up and stick with it!

Best/strongest STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series discipline:
Springboard chop.

Hobbies:
Hunting, fishing, ice hockey and family

Proudest moment in your life so far:
Marrying the best wife and mom I could ever find!