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Wade Stewart

Wade Stewart
Wade Stewart
Event: Speed Climbing

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

Other events: Run, Roll and Drive

Hometown: Parksville, British Columbia

Age: 29

Height: 5'10

Weight: 175

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Professional Lumberjack, Owner of Wade Stewart Tree Service

Background: Stewart was introduced to lumberjack sports by his father. He spent a lot of his time learning and increasing his skills as a youngster, performing in lumberjack shows during the summer months. He has performed in festivals at Sea World, Euro Disney, fairs in Australia, New Zealand, and all over the United States and Canada. In 1981 Stewart appeared on the television show "That's Incredible" as the World's Youngest Lumberjack.

Records Held: 80 feet, Speed Climb World Record, 18.74 seconds in 1993, Vancouver, Canada; 60 feet, Conventional Spur, 13.91 seconds in 1997; Gold Medalist, 2000 Great Outdoor Games

Competitive History: Six-time 100 feet Speed Climbing World Champion; 1999, beat the number-two-ranked log roller in the World, Darren Hudson, from Nova Scotia for the Canadian Championship Title; 1997, All-Around Title Holder at the World Championship Timber Carnival in Albany, Oregon; finished in the top two at the Ironjack Series three separate times; Gold Medalist, 2000 Great Outdoor Games; Bronze Medalist, 2001 Great Outdoor Games

Strengths: Sawing, because of his experience as a professional tree cutter

Weaknesses: Long logrolling matches (due to a back problem)

Injuries: Lower back; torn cartilage in both knees

Coaches/Mentors: His father, Dennis Butter, Guy German

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