James R. Hartley
Professional Competitor Bio
|Birthday:||November 11, 1979|
|Job:||Area Manager For Stimson Lumber Co. in Washington State|
|Interests:||Hunting, Fishing, Woodworking, Restoring Classic Trucks|
How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
University of Idaho College Team
When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
Started at U of I in 1997, started going to pro competitions in 2000. 2010 was my first year in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS.
How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
Lots of chopping and sawing, cardio and some strength training.
Are you related to any current or former STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series competitors?
Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline?
Single buck and standing block chop.
Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Train as much as you can because repetition helps a lot in this sport. Take any advice from pros when they are willing to teach or coach.
What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series disciplines?
Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
Reckless Kelly – Walk Out Now
Chris Ledoux – Hair-Trigger Colt’s
Metallica - Blackened
Favorite TV Show?
Dukes of Hazzard
Favorite Sports Team?
Pittsburgh Steelers – Steelers Nation!!!
Proudest moment in your life so far?
Seeing both my wonderful girls be born, Madison (7), Avery (4)
Anything else you’d like to share?
I love Swedish Fish!!!!!