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Outdoor topics => Axe Woman Fan Forum => Topic started by: Tam-i-am on November 03, 2014, 10:01:14 AM

Title: Meet the girls
Post by: Tam-i-am on November 03, 2014, 10:01:14 AM
I thought we needed a new thread where Alissa can intro the girls one by one and tell you a little about each of them.

I have met almost all the girls and can say they all are fun to hang around with.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: Alissa on November 10, 2014, 05:26:08 AM
Thanks, Tammy!
I will start adding photos and introducing the ladies asap. I have a really great group! Super hard workers and fun!!
The ladies are from all over North America. We have 3 from Maine, 3 from NY, 1 from CT, 3 from Washington, 1 from Montana and 1 from Alberta, Canada.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: Alissa on November 11, 2014, 09:18:39 AM
The first lady I want to introduce to you is Laurette. Many of you that attended the Pig Roast already met her.

 
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29827/Screenshot_2014-11-11-07-06-12-1.png)
 Laurette lives in Maine and has been competing professionally in timber sports for over 10 years. She joined the Axe Women last year and began traveling with us. She's an all around excellent competitor, and past champion in axe throwing and fire building.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: fishpharmer on November 11, 2014, 10:34:19 AM
Hi Laurette, welcome to FF 8)

What is the axe your holding used for? Throwing or some other competition?  May be obvious to some but I just don't know.

Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: sandhills on November 11, 2014, 11:26:59 AM
Hi Alissa, and Laurette, and welcome to the forum.  fish already asked one of the questions I had (about the axe), I'm from the middle of the country where farming and livestock is pretty much prevalent, some but not a lot of logging and forestry where I'm at.  My other question was do you compete regularly, say on a circuit, as they do in rodeos around here?  Thanks and once again welcome.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: Alissa on November 11, 2014, 09:10:11 PM
The axe that Laurette is holding is a competition chopping axe.

And, yes, we all compete throughout North America.(And some of my girls have traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Germany to compete!) Just about every weekend from spring to fall you can find a competition somewhere. The biggest ones in the US are in Hayward Wisconsin, Webster Springs West Virginia and Boonville New York.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: fishpharmer on November 11, 2014, 09:15:24 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: Alissa on November 11, 2014, 09:20:18 PM
Introducing Jenny!
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29827/Screenshot_2014-11-11-07-25-28-1.png)

Jenny lives in CT and got her start into timber sports while in college. She was on the UCONN Woodsmen team. She's what we call an iron Jill. That means she chops, saws, axe throws and log rolls! She is ranked very high in the standing block chop, one of her best events.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: gimpy on November 14, 2014, 06:02:46 PM
Would love to see videos of the competitions. Pretty ladies throwing axes sounds great.   :)
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: trapper on November 14, 2014, 07:02:46 PM
Seeing them in person is even better.  My wife wants to go see them again when they are in wi. next year.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: customsawyer on November 15, 2014, 04:13:17 AM
Welcome to the forum ladies. Sure hope I get to see the show someday.
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: Alissa on November 15, 2014, 10:59:55 PM
 

 (https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29827/Screenshot_2014-11-11-07-30-17-1.png)
Introducing Tracie!
Tracie lives in upstate New York. She started competing in timber sports while in college. This is her third year working and traveling with the AxeWomen.
Last year she was selected for the USA Women's Team and got to travel to Australia to chop and saw!!
She is easily among the top 5 women in the US in our sport!
Title: Re: Meet the girls
Post by: Tam-i-am on December 30, 2014, 03:27:57 PM
I found this on someone's Facebook page.  They did a great job talking about the girls and you get to meet two new girls.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2877445/The-rise-LUMBERJILLS-Female-team-takes-world-competitive-wood-chopping-storm.html