Daryl Weakland

Professional Competitor Bio

Daryl Weakland
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birthday: April 26, 1973
Job: Media Coordinator
Interests: Spending time with my daughter, bow hunting and wood chopping.
Athlete since: 2005
Training per week: I cut and split firewood and train the six TIMBERSPORTS events.

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
While attending Finger Lakes Community College, I went to a woodmen's team practice with a friend and tried the axe throw. I hit the target the first few times, and I was hooked. Ironically, the axe throw is now my least favorite event. After competing at the Finger Lakes for a year I transferred to SUNY ESF and continued competing.

When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
My first lumberjack contest was the Northeast Collegiate Spring Meet in 1993 at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. In 2005, I competed for the first time in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series in Menomonie, WS.

How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series and other lumberjack competitions?
I cut and split firewood and train the six STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series events.

Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series discipline:
Best event? That can change every other day. I have had the most success with the sawing events over the years, but I love the chopping events.

Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
This sport is like everything else in life; you get out of it what you put in.

What pro athlete/celebrity would you like to see try one of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series disciplines?
Tim Tebow. His ESPN documentary talked about him chopping wood to keep in shape. It would be interesting to see him give a competition a try.

Favorite TV Show:
Deadliest Catch