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Brian Linville

Brian Linville
Event: Speed Climbing

2001 GOG Finish: Silver Medal
2000 GOG Finish: Silver Medal

Hometown: Hayward, Wisconsin

Age: 23

Height: 5'9

Weight: 175

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Student, lumberjack show performer

Background: Linville grew up in Hayward, Wisc., where lumberjack sports are an integral part of the community. He started out performing in lumberjack shows, then began competing in climbing and logrolling. He likes speed climbing because it's not something people see everyday and because it's based on the actual work carried out in the woods. Linville was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease in 1996. He went through six months of chemotherapy and three months of radiation treatment, and he is presently cancer-free.

Competitive History: 1999, World Champion, 60-feet Pro-traditional Speed Climb Lumberjack World Championships; 1998, 5th Place, 60-feet Pro-traditional Speed Climb LWC; 1995, 3rd Place, 60-feet Pro-traditional Speed Climb LWC; 1999, 3rd Place, 90-feet Pro-Open Speed Climb LWC; 1999, 4th Place, 60-feet Tree Topping LWC; Silver Medalist, 2000, 2001 Great Outdoor Games

Strengths: Traditional speed climbing--fast up and solid down

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