Denise Ott

Professional Competitor Bio

Denise Ott
Name: Denise Ott
Height: 5’4''
Birthday: August 7, 1969
Location: Deer River, MN
Job: Administrative assistant , Elementary Education teacher
Interests: Riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle, cruising the lake in sunshine, kayaking lake shores and admiring wildlife, walking in the woods.

How long have you competed in lumberjack sports?
35 years

How did you get involved in lumberjack sports and when did you start competing?
I have been around lumberjack sports since I was three years old, watching my father compete. It was thirty-five years ago when I heard my fathers voice coming from his training area, asking if I would like to try Single sawing and Jack & Jill cross cut sawing. I have been hooked on the sport ever since.

How do you train for STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®?
I train for the sport by doing all the disciplines to perfect proper technique at least three days a week starting in the Spring until late fall. Working out in the off season...well... some years are better than others.

What’s your best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® discipline?
My strongest is the Single Sawing, but love the Modified chainsaw!

What advice would you give to young female athletes interested in competing in the sport?
My best advice to female athletes interested in this sport is to find a good coach and learn proper technique. Combine your style and what works for you. Be open for criticism and work hard. Update your equipment and take care of it. Most of all cherish the little things that make you laugh, and enjoy the company around you.