Coming all the way from the United States of America, Timber Tina’s World Champion Lumberjacks and Jill’s will be hitting New Zealand to show off their amazing skills at the Royal Easter Show!
Cheer on your favourite Lumberjacks & Jill’s as you watch these talented athletes compete in challenges such as Log Rolling, Axe Throwing, Crosscut Sawing and many other exciting acts in between; they’re bound to keep you on the edge of your seats!
‘Timber’Tina Scheer has been involved in logging sports her whole life. She grew up in Hayward, Wisconsin, and started log rolling at the tender age of 7 years old! She performed in her family’s Scheer’s Lumberjack Show for over 15 years before she branched off on her own in 1995 to start The Great Maine Lumberjack Show, a permanent based logging sports exhibition facility located in Trenton, Maine. That same year Tina founded the World Champion Lumberjills–Chics with Axes…the 1st and original all-women’s logging sports traveling exhibition. Because she was involved in logging sports her whole life, it was natural for her to promote women in the sport, not only in the competitive ring but in exhibitions as well. She single-handedly promoted & sponsored the first woman’s hopping and sawing events at the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin as well as promoted it at The Royal Sydney Show in Australia. Both events, along with many resulting of fshoots are still going very strong today. Tina was the Master of Ceremonies for Stihl Timbersports Series on ESPN from 1990–2005. She is the only logging sports athlete to be selected to appear on CBS’s Reality hit TV Show: SURVIVOR: Panama–Exile Island!!! In 2014 Tina Starred in National Geographic Channel’s: Ultimate Survival Alaska, Season 2!!
Allison Strange is an artist and professional Lumberjill. She started her chopping and sawing career on the University of Maine Woodsmen team in 2003 where she won many collegiate awards including first place in the underhand chop, standing block chop, log rolling, single buck sawing and chain sawing events in both the United States and Canada. After college, she continued on to chop and saw in professional competitions throughout the United States, while also performing as one of the lead athletes in Timber Tina’s all female traveling exhibition, the World Champion Lumberjills, the Chics with Axes. Allison graduated from The University of Maine in 2011 with a Master of Fine Arts
degree and continues to be a working artist.
Sarah grew up in Hayward, Wisconsin, where she competed for many years at the Lumberjack World Championships. She currently resides in Nova Scotia, where she is raising her six little Lumberjills! She loves axe throwing, crosscut sawing, and has been logrolling for over 30 years. One of her fondest moments in the sport happened the first year she turned pro, at the age of 14, when she was able to upset the women’s current reigning World Champion. Sarah has competed all across North America, and has been featured in Sports Illustrated.
My name is Mark Bouquin and I am from Colden NY. I have and identical twin and an older and we grew up playing many sports. my twin brother and I were very competitive pushing each other in every sport we participated in. we grew up in a small town which consisted of mostly farm land and woods. Because of this we have spent most of our childhood playing and working outdoors. this is what led me to choosing Paul smiths college to pursue a degree in forestry and follow my love for the outdoors. Paul Smiths college is also where I got started in timber sports on the college team. By the end of my four years in college I was consistently winning several events including underhand chop, fire build, and also placing in many others. additionally broke a record in the double buck sawing. from college I decided to start competing professionally mainly in comps on the west coast and in Canada. in my professional carrier im still pushing myself and training in every event but my largest accomplishment so far in the sport is holding the single buck title two years in a row in Squamish BC Canada.
Fun facts: I’ve hiked the Appalachian trail in 99 days 14 hours. the trail is a 2,200 mile long trail crossing 14 states. I have an identical twin brother. I have a wife and child who is almost 2 years old. I run in obstacle races like tough mudders and Spartan races. I won a reality television show, the first season of American grit.
Brandon Graves – Professional Lumberjack, Victor, NY
Brandon got his start in Logging Sports at the Collegiate level while attending Paul Smith’s Forestry College in upstate New York. His teams won the Northeast Conclaves several times. He competed at the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate events and is now competing professionally. His favorite events are Underhand Chop and Disk Stack. He has worked at the Great Maine Lumberjack Show for 2 seasons and is now working fulltime for New York State Parks. He works on Recreational Trails at State Historic Sites
New Zealand’s largest family show is held during
the Easter break at the ASB Showgrounds in
Greenlane, Auckland. Always a massive line-up of
entertainment, circus acts, rides and A&P Show!
217 Green Lane West
P: 09 638 9969
P: 0800 SHOWGROUNDS