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Sheree Taylor

Sheree Taylor
Sheree Taylor
Event: Women's Endurance

2001 GOG Finish: 6th place
2000 GOG Finish: Gold Medal

Hometown: Te Aroha, New Zealand

Age: 47

Height/weight: 5'10/220

Marital status: Married

Children: 2

Background: Taylor is a sports addict. Until 1998, she participated in basketball, netball, creative dancing, tai shi, jogging and "keep fit" classes. In 1998, she had an accident and was advised by doctors not to continue with those activities. So she joined her husband, Alastair, in Jack and Jill events and later moved to singles events. Her keys to victory are determination, skill, focus and fitness.

Competitive History: First win in Women's Single Buck, Hayward, Wisc., 1995; titles in Boonville, New York, and Hayward, Wisc.; Gold Medalist, Women's Endurance, 2000 Great Outdoor Games; 6th place, Women's Endurance, 2001 Great Outdoor Games

Personal Records: Sheree and Alastair Taylor hold 14 New Zealand records in Jack and Jill events; she holds two New Zealand records in Horizontal Chop and three in Single Buck; Gold Medalist, Women's Endurance, 2000 Great Outdoor Games

Strengths: Single Buck, Axe Throw, Horizontal Chop

Weaknesses: Bowsawing, Chain Sawing, Tree Falling

Injuries: Shoulder surgery in 1999 from which she's fully recovered

Coaches/Mentors: Her husband, Alastair

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