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Alexis Halstead

Professional Competitor Bio

Alexis Halstead

Location: Owego, NY
Height: 5’3”
Birthday: May 17, 1995
Job: High school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor
Interests: Yoga, weight lifting, knitting, gardening, cows, shooting, and anything with an engine

How long have you competed in lumberjack sports?
Five years

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports and when did you start competing?
I started in 2013 during my freshman year at Finger Lakes Community College. I worked in the grounds maintenance building behind the field where the woodsmen team practiced. I thought it looked like a lot of fun and would be a good way for me to stay in shape in college. After some heckling from some of the team members, I decided to sign up. My biggest regret is that I didn’t sign up for it sooner!

How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
I procure my own wood for training at home where I have my own training facility. I have been coaching a collegiate team and training with them also. I also try to train with other competitors. In addition to training actual events, I do weight lifting, yoga, swimming and hiking, and lots of firewood by hand.

What’s your best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series discipline?
My best event is stock saw. I really like competing in stock saw because it is more mental than physical. When you work on sharpening your mental game, all other events can improve also. My favorite events are the underhand chop and singlebuck because they are empowering events.

What advice would you give to young female athletes interested in competing on the Series?
Stick with it! No matter what anyone says, you can do it and become competitive.

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