Chris Bradshaw

Professional Competitor Bio

Chris Bradshaw
Location: Ridgeley, WV
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 300 lbs.
Birthday: October 7, 1975
Job: Logbuyer
Interests: Lifting weights, hunting, fishing, timbersports
Athlete since: 2011
Training per week: I spend 3 to 4 nights a week lifting weights and 2 nights per week chopping.

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
WVU woodsmens team

When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
I got started in 1996. 2011 was my first year of STS.

How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
I spend 3 to 4 nights a week lifting weights and 2 nights per week chopping.

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

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline:
Underhand chop

Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Spend as much time learning from the pros as possible

What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series disciplines?
Any powerlifter or world strongest man competitor - rumor has it that Phil Pfister has put in a hit or two when he and Arden were training in an old school in Charleston, WV

Name three songs on your training/working out playlist?
Volbeat - A Warrior's Call, Disturbed -Hell, Nickelback - Bottoms Up

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Proudest moment in your life so far:
Marrying my wife, making the top 20 in 2011 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, underhand cut at Elkins, WV 2011 (missed Melvin Lentz's record on 10x10 poplar by 0.1 seconds)