Matt Cogar

Professional Competitor Bio


Matt Cogar
Location: Diana, WV
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Birthday: November 13, 1986
Job: Former student
Athlete since: 2009

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
I got in it from my dad, Paul Cogar.

How long have you been competing in the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series? Other lumberjack competitions?
I've been competing since 1999. I started with STS in 2009 so this is my fourth season competing.

How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
Event Training

Are you related to any current or former STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series competitors?
Paul Cogar (my dad) and Arden Cogar (my cousin)

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:
Chopping

Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Learn and perfect the basics.

What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series disciplines?
Too many to name.

Favorite Sports Team:
Boston Bruins

Proudest moment in your life so far:
Making it to current age and graduating college.