Amy and Peter's photos courtesy of Rich Magnone
Madison Log Rolling's amazing staff.
Co-owner of Madison Log Rolling, Shana has been involved in log rolling since 1987. She holds many amateur, semi-professional, and professional log rolling titles, and is a four-time log rolling and two-time boom running WORLD champion. She is a Great Outdoor Games and ESPN STIHL Timbersports Series Gold Medalist. A graduate of UW with a major in Kinesiology, she is the fitness director at Supreme Health and Fitness in Madison, WI, and a Master Instructor for the American Council on Exercise TRX Training and Under Armour.
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Co-owner of Madison Log Rolling, Olivia has been log rolling since 1998. She is currently ranked as one of the top 8 elite women log rollers. She holds many amateur titles including amateur world champion, and is a semi-pro world champion. Olivia has appeared on ESPN and ESPN2, competing in the Great Outdoor Games and in the STIHL Timbersports Series Boom Run event. She has co-taught the Madison Logrolling program with Shana since 2005.
Jackie has been with the Madison Log Rolling program since 2007 and instructing since 2010. Jackie competes in the Adult Sport division, often times beating the much larger men! Her high-energy positive spirit makes her a natural teacher! Jackie graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Biology. She is the owner of Aerial Bliss pole studio and proud mom of Layna.
Amber has been log rolling since 1999 and currently rolls at a professional level. A coach with Madison Log Rolling since 2008, Amber is a manger for the program. She will be studying for her masters degree in English in the UK this year. She enjoys reading, obsessing over cats and perfecting her winged eyeliner.
Amy is currently working as an equine vet assistant with Irongate Equine. She manages the Polo Club of UW- Madison and spends most of her free time hanging out with the horses. She has been log rolling since 2004 and teaching since 2011. Amy was the 2010 U17 World Champion and is currently competing in both log rolling and boom running in the professional ranks. The wonderful people and great sportsmanship associated with this sport is why she loves it so much. Amy can't wait to get this season started and work with all the wonderful Madison Log Rolling Students! Splish, splash :)
Currently a student at Memorial High School, Spencer has been training with Madison Log Rolling since 2009 and is the current semi-professional world champion. During the off-season spencer loves to snowboard, skateboard and unicycle.
Although fairly new to lumberjack sports (he competed in his first contest in the Summer of 2011) Peter is a veteran coach and fitness professional. A certified lifeguard and swim instructor, Peter has worked with children and adults in the sports of diving and swimming at the Middleton Pool and Supreme Health and Fitness. Athletically he is an experienced diver and 2-time Ironman Wisconsin finisher. Professionally he is a personal trainer and massage therapist at Supreme Health and Fitness in Madison.
Ceili has been log rolling at lake Wingra since 2010 and currently competes in the Semi Pro division. A sophomore at Clemson University, she is studying vocal performance and hopes to become a music therapist. Outside of logrolling Ceili enjoys music, going out with friends, and her dog Coco.
Samara has rolled with Madison Log Rolling since 2010 and currently rolls in the Semi-Pro division. She is entering her final year as a student at the University of Minnesota where she is earning a degree in Youth Studies. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, trying new recipes, and spending her summer evenings at the lake.
Nyla has been log rolling since 2010 and currently competes in the U17 division. She will be attending UW Stevens Point in the fall studying Musical Theater! Other than log rolling, Nyla enjoys acting, dancing, water coloring, reading, and of course singing.
Although Caity is relatively new to the sport of logrolling, she has had the opportunity to teach logrolling at The University Stevens Point for the past 2 years and currently competes in the Semi-Pro division. Caity has a passion for the great outdoors and plans to graduate from The University of Stevens Point with a Forestry degree this coming spring. Outside of logrolling she enjoys running, canoeing and painting. She's very excited to be working with Madison Logrolling this summer.
Garrick has been competing professionally for the past 5 years. He is ranked as one of the top 10 elite male logrollers in the world and has had 7 televised matches. Garrick recently graduated for The University of Stevens Point with a degree in biochemistry. Outside of logrolling his interests include running and reading. Garrick has spent the last 14 years logrolling in Lacrosse. He's excited to spend this summer in Madison
Amy and Peter's photos courtesy of Rich Magnone