|Birthday:||July 20, 1989|
|College/University:||University of New Hampshire|
|Year in School:||Graduate Student|
|Expected graduation date:||Summer 2014|
How did you get involved in lumberjack sports?
I got my start in college at the University of New Hampshire
When did you begin participating/competing in lumberjack sports and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series?
I started participating in lumberjack sports as a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire. I remember watching contests at local fairs when I was younger and joined in the fall, when I realized we had a team. My first time competing in a STIHL TIMBERSPORTS competition was the 2014 U.S. Collegiate Championships where I placed second. I then made my STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Pro debut in 2015.
How do you train for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series and other lumberjack competitions?
I pick things up and put them down! Haha but really, I just make stuff up as I go. I follow some basic rep schemes and weight percentages for my strength training and then do a mix of barbell, kettlebell and carry work for some accessory work. Add in some rowing, hill sprints, and weighted sled work as needed (when I feel like beating myself up). I mix event training in and chop two days a week year round. A typical week is strength and conditioning Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday with chopping and other event training on Wednesday and Sunday. I also watch and analyze a lot of video of myself and others to help identify areas that I can improve/try different things.
Are you related to any current or former STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series competitors?
Best/strongest STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series discipline?
Any advice for the collegiate competitors?
Take any and all advice you can get and watch a lot of videos both of yourself and others (especially pros). Just remember not everything works for everyone and that progress is never linear.
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?
I train in an open pole barn with no music so whatever is in the background: wind, rain, cows, farm equipment, ducks, peace and quiet.
Favorite TV Show?
Honestly don’t have one. Nothing is required viewing, I just find stuff to watch spur of the moment.
Favorite Sports Team?
Proudest moment in your life so far?
Cutting into the underhand finals at the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, WI. on my first trip there in 2016. The atmosphere there was truly awesome.
Anything else you’d like to share?