2004 USA Olympic Team
2003 USA Pan American Team
2000 USA Olympic Team (alternate)
2005 Ranked #4 in the ITU World Rankings
1999 Resident at US Olympic Training Center
1997 Collegiate National Champion
11 Professional Victories
Over 50 Professional Podium Finishes
BIOGRAPHYVictor Plata is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. 8-time member of the USA Elite National Team, currently serves on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors and the US Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Committee. The first to formerly incorporate team tactics into triathlon with the KINeSYS Professional Triathlon Team. The Team qualified two members for the 2003 Pan American Team, and two members for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. Freelance writer, motivational speaker, mentor, and triathlon coach. Taught law to inner-city high school students through “Street Law” program. Graduated from Cal Poly University.
TRIVIAPlata earned “Rescue of the Year” as a Santa Cruz State Beach Lifeguard for rescuing a disabled fishing boat with two aboard from crashing in heavy surf; has never owned a car or cell phone; has been attacked by a Rottweiler and a llama while training; discovered in 2005 that Olympic Pentathlete Chad Senior is his cousin (they were friends and trained together at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 1999).
Fitness expert, world champion lumberjack athlete, national spokesperson, fitness competitor, gymnast, pole vaulter, runner…the list goes on and on. A born and raised Badger, Shana graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science. She is the current fitness directior at Supreme Health and Fitness in Madison, WI and also does personal training and teaches group exercise. Her love for sports and fitness began at a very early age when she became a competitive gymnast. She still maintains her gymnastics skills through fitness competitions such as Fitness America, Ms. Fitness, and Women’s Tri Fitness. Through these fitness competitions, she has had the opportunity to model for Muscle and Fitness, Flex, and Oxygen magazines. She is the head coach of Team Supreme Figure and Fitness, helping other women achieve their goals of looking fit and healthy on stage.
Unique and fun sports are what really fascinate her. Frustrated that girls were n ot allowed to pole vault in high school, she joined the boys track team and became the first female pole vaulter in Madison, WI. She then went on to become the first female pole vaulter at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Her biggest claim to fame is being the 3 time (and current) world champion women’s professional log roller and boom runner. Sponsored by Duluth Trading Company of Belleville, Shana has been featured on ESPN, ABC Wide World of Sports, and the Outdoor Life Network competing in lumberjack events. She now spreads her love of the sport as the head coach of the Madison Log Rolling program, which holds classes for youth and adults at the Madison West YMCA and Wingra Canoe and Sailing Center.
One of the largest focuses of her life is doing her part to help find a cure for Huntington’s Disease. Her mom is currently non-responsive in a nursing home with this devastating disease. Shana has a 50% chance of suffering the same fate. Shana is the national spokesperson for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and has appeared in many news stories, print ads, and public speaking venues to raise awareness for this horrible disease. She is also the current president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and hosts many fundraisers throughout the year.
AWARDS2003 - 2004 Logrolling World Champion
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Logrolling Runner Up World Championships
2007 3rd Place Logrolling World Championships
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 2006, Boom Run World Champion
2007, 2009, Runner Up Boom Run World Championships
World Record Holder in the Boom Run 12.49 second in 2006
2005, 2006, 2009 Top 5 in the World in Axe Throwing
ESPN’S Great Outdoor Games
Most gold medals of any athlete (8 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)
BACKGROUNDJamie comes from one of the largest family in the world for competitive logrolling. His Great grandpa worked in a lumber mill, his grandpa was the first to pick up logrolling as a sport, and his dad was the first in the family to win a world title (1972 Logrolling). Many of Jamie’s aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings and kids are rolling too. Jamie got his start before he was 3 years old. His parents used to hold him by his waist and his feet would move up and down. From then on, he practiced logrolling in the summers.
It wasn’t until high school that Jamie became heavily involved in lumberjacking. He started competing professionally, traveling the United States doing lumberjack entertainment, and teaching kids how to logroll at the local YMCA. Kids have always been a passion of Jamie’s so he went to school for Elementary Education and is just short of his masters at the University of Minnesota. He now teaches preschool for the pure enjoyment as his company takes up most of his working time. Jamie is married to Jill and had their first baby in Dec 2009.
COMPANYLumberjack Enterprises was officially formed in 2006 to help create logrolling programs around the country. Our first innovation was the curriculum designed by us to start logrolling programs. Traditionally you needed a professional lumberjack in the area to start a program but once the “Instructional Logrolling Packet” was created, you could start a logrolling program anywhere with no logrolling experience. Since then, we’ve added lumberjack entertainment (Shows) at fairs, festivals, colleges, corporations and city celebrations around the country. In 2008, we incorporated “team building” concepts using lumberjack events for companies looking for something different than the traditional speaker or ropes courses. 2009 was our debut in TV as we produced a reality TV series for Japan in which there was over 10 million viewers!