Cassidy Scheer

Professional Competitor Bio

Cassidy Scheer
Name: Cassidy Scheer
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthday: March 29, 1981
Job: Real Estate Development/Lumberjack Entertainment
Interest: Steelhead Fishing, Logrolling, Travel, Family Time
Athlete Since: 2005

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
My immediate and extended family has been actively involved in lumberjack sports for over 40 years. My father Fred is a four-time logrolling world champion and in my extended family there are another 25 world championships in logrolling, speed climbing, and boom running. I started logrolling at age four, and picked up chopping, sawing and speed climbing at the age of 15. Up until three years ago I was known primarily as a speed-climber, logroller, and “Ironjack” all-around type competitor, but chopping and sawing now take an equal amount of my focus.

When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
Between 2005-2009, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series has a speed climbing division and I competed all 5 years, winning two golds, a silver, and two bronzes. In 2010 I qualified for the Chopping and Sawing events, but chose not to compete because of work conflicts, so I’m essentially a rookie in the chopping and sawing disciplines despite 20 years experience.

How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
In the off-season I work with a trainer to develop a workout program specifically geared towards my lumberjack sports needs of strength, speed, stability, and total body athleticism. Six months out I start mixing event training in with these workouts. Once the lumberjack sport season starts in May I am doing a gym workout twice a week and am training in the specific timbersports disciplines four days a week.

Are you related to any current or former STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series competitors?
Several of my cousins competed in the boom-run when it was a part of the Series in 2005-2009.

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline?
Standing block chop

Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Be analytical about how competitive you want to be in the sport and address your “greatest limiting factors” in getting there. It could be gear, time, money, training, coaching, or athleticism. I see a lot of people pour their personal resources into what they like instead of what will actually take them to the next level.

What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series disciplines?
A top-level baseball hitter or golfer. The principles of their swing mechanics are very similar to what we do with an axe. With some time and training I think they would be very good.

Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
Stay Gold – Run the Jewels, Blow the Whistle – Too Short, Push the Button – Chemical Brothers

Favorite TV Show?
Saturday Night Live

Favorite Sports Team?
Wisconsin Badgers

Proudest moment in your life so far?
Birth of my daughter!