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Penny Halverson

Penny Halvorson
Penny Halverson
Event: Women's Endurance

2001 GOG Finish: Gold Medal
2000 GOG Finish: Bronze Medal

Hometown: Alma Center, Wisc.

Age: 42

Height: 5'8

Weight: 239

Marital status: Married

Children: 4

Occupation: Logging Contractor, Lumberjack Competitor

Background: Halverson's husband, Rick, was a competitor in timber sports and got Halverson interested in competing. Once she tried it, she fell in love with it. Halverson spends four to six days a week in the gym at her house. Her key to victory is having good equipment and the expertise to use it.

Competitive history: 1998 and 1999, All-Around Womens World Champion; 1999, winner, Lumberjack World Championship in Hayward, Wisc and world champion in the Woman's Underhand Chop; Gold Medalist, Women's Endurance, 2001 Great Outdoor Games.

Personal Records: World record in Women's Single Buck in 14- and 16-inches; has broken Jack and Jill records eight times at the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, IL; Gold Medalist, Women's Endurance, 2001 Great Outdoor Games

Strengths: Always plays to win; ability to stay calm under pressure

Injuries: Sprained elbows in 1999-currently wears wear armbands to protect them

Coaches/Mentors: Brad Turner, husband Rick, Jayson Wynnard, David Bolstad, Dale Ryan

Sponsors: Midwest, STIHL of Hayward, WI

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