Rob Waibel

Professional Competitor Bio


Rob Waibel
Location: Sweet Home, OR
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Job: High School forestry instructor
Interests: Lacrosse, disc golf
Athlete since: 1990s


How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
Father and Grandfather

When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
1990ish

How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
Cross train and practice events

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

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:
Springboard/underhand chop

Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Find a pro to train with.

What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series disciplines?
Pam Anderson - boom run

Favorite TV Show:
Modern Family

Favorite Sports Team:
Portland Trailblazers

Proudest moment in your life so far:
Birth of my kids

Anything else you'd like to share?
Inducted into the lumberjack hall of fame.