Sponsored Athletes

Sawmill Athletes

There are a few lumber sport athletes that stand out in their field of competition and Wood-Mizer is proud to be one of their sponsors.

Jenny Atkinson

As a young girl, Jenny saw her first logrolling tournament as a spectator and was captivated by the sport. From that point on she was determined to compete. Now, after competing for more than 20 years, she is the one captivating the audience with her ability and balance. Always a top competitor, Jenny is an accomplished athlete that proudly wears Wood-Mizer. Jenny is also passionate about her teaching career and kids. For hobbies, Jenny enjoys biking, gardening, skiing, fishing, snowmobiling and kayaking.

Jenny Atkinson

Claims to fame!

  • 19 World Championship medals
  • 6 ESPN Great Outdoor Games medals
  • 6 podium finishes at The STIHL Timbersports Series
  • 3 Time Boom Running World Champion (1995, 1996, 2007)
  • 2005 Log Rolling World Champion
  • 2005, 2006, & 2007 Log Rolling Champion at the Lumberjack World Championships
  • 2006 & 2007 Overall World Champion
  • #1 World Rank four different times

Mike Slingerland

A love for lumberjack sports runs in Mike's family. His father was a previous competitor and was the first person to handcraft competition crosscut saws. Dedicated to carrying on in his father's footsteps, Mike has been participating in logging sports for 25 years and is now working with his two sons who compete in junior events around the world. He competes in 20 events per year all over the U.S. and proudly wears Wood-Mizer.

Mike Slingerland

Hunter Baize

All fifteen-year-old boys are involved with extra-curricular activities. Only a few span the breadth of the country in the process. Hunter Baize is just an average teenage boy who likes to play basketball, video games, and hang out with friends. On the weekends though, Hunter can be found at one of a multitude of asphalt speedways across the country, traveling at speeds of over 100 mph. From Louisiana to Pennsylvania, Hunter has shown incredible competitiveness at all major venues where he has participated.

In 2011, Hunter made a serious move that has monumentally affected his racing career. Hunter left his familiar go-kart racing series for the all-new Pro National Series racing Baby Grand stock cars. That year, Hunter ran a limited Baby Grand schedule in familiar locations, such as Whitesville, KY; Bowling Green, KY; Greenbrier, TN; Lebanon, MO; Charlotte, NC; and Bristol, TN. With the 2012 Pro National Series, Hunter Baize Racing made himself a fixture on the circuit, competing for a points championship, finishing second in the series points standings, and winning the coveted “Rookie of the Year” title.

Wood-Mizer began sponsoring this aspiring young racer in 2013 and looks forward to seeing him as he makes a name for himself.

Visit his website.

 

Hunter Baize