Mike Eash

Professional Competitor Bio


Mike Eash
Location: Coatesville, PA
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birthday: March 30
Job: Jeweler
Interests: I enjoy video games. I often purchase a new video game and won't stop playing it until I've beaten it.
Athlete since: Late 1990's

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
My father competed on the Colby College Woodsmen's Team during the early 1960's and competed on the pro circuit for many years afterwards. He was a very good in the underhand and other chopping events.

When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
I began competing in lumberjack sports when I attended Colby College and joined the Woodsmen's Team. My first major contest was the Lumberjack World Championships during 1992. My first year on the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series was sometime during the late 1990's.

How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
I'm an avid runner. I often run up to 5 miles a day before most people have breakfast. I also enjoy Olympic lifting and kettlebell lifting. When time allows, I chop and saw as much as I can.

Are you related to any current or former STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series competitors?
No.

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:
My best discipline is the Underhand Chop. My strongest discipline is the Hot Saw.

Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Get good axes. I may know someone who can help you with that.

What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series disciplines?
I would enjoy watching Sofia Vergara do just about anything.

Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
Young the Giant - Cough Syrup
U2 - Beautiful Day

Favorite TV Show:
Seinfeld

Favorite Sports Team:
Philadelphia Eagles

Anything else you'd like to share?
I'm wicked keen with a laser welder.