Rob Waibel

Professional Competitor Bio

Rob Waibel
Name: Rob Waibel
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthday: November 14, 1965
Hometown: West Linn, OR

When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
About 40 years ago

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

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

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

Any advice for the younger competitors?
It's a hobby that, financially, you should at least be able to break even

Which STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series pro would you most like to train with?
Dave Jewett

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:


No time for hobbies

Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
Birds singing, wind through the trees, and the sound of wood quivering in fear

Proudest moment in your life so far:
Luberjackwise? Just being a part of the luberjack family. Lifewise? My daughter was just crowned the 100th Rose festival queen. That was pretty cool

Anything else you'd like to share?
I'm trying to make a little comeback after a few surgeries including an artificial hip replacement.