Men's Health Features STIHL(R) TIMBERSPORTS(R) Pro Lumberjack Competitor

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December's "The Best Life" Story Highlights Kidney-Transplant Survivor Dave Jewett

Dave Jewett competes in the hot saw discipline at the 2012 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS US Championship

This month, Men’s Health magazine spotlights the story of long-time STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series pro competitor and ESPNU announcer, Dave Jewett, in the December 2012 issue. Jewett, a 43-year-old kidney transplant survivor from Pittsford, NY, overcame tremendous odds after facing stage five kidney failure only five year ago and receiving a successful transplant from his father. With a relentless exercise regimen and passion for the sport and the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, Jewett bounced back to become one of the nation’s top lumberjack athletes.

After dominating the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Northeast Qualifier earlier this spring, Jewett advanced to the 2012 US Championship as a favorite to win. Jewett out-chopped and out-performed nearly 20 of the nation’s top lumberjack athletes to place third overall in the 2012 US Championship. This powerful performance earned him a spot on Team USA, representing the U.S. in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series World Championship relay competition in Roermond, Holland last September. The US Relay Team placed second in the world after New Zealand.

The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, billed as the Original Extreme Sport, consists of six professional lumberjack disciplines, the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop. Held in conjunction with the Collegiate Series, the qualifying rounds pit the top eight lumberjacks in the region against each other with the top four pro athletes from each advancing to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Pro Championship. These four individuals will not only compete against other competitors from around the country for the championship crown, but will also join together to represent their regions in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Relay Competition.

Read more about Dave Jewett here.

Established in 1985 by STIHL, the number-one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America*, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, attracts the world’s top lumberjack athletes in a competition based on historic logging techniques. The Series is seen by millions of viewers annually in more than 62 countries on networks such as ESPNU, Eurosport, Outdoor Channel and TUFF TV.

Get the latest information and up-to-date news and video on all the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series competitions by going to STIHLTIMBERSPORTS.US. Access behind-the-scenes photos and video on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the world's largest selling brand of chain saws and produces a full line of powerful, lightweight, and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. STIHL products are sold through independent servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of the closest STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit STIHL's website at http://www.stihlusa.com.

*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2011 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.

STIHL Inc. is the official underwriting sponsor of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series. The series airs throughout the year on the Outdoor Channel and TUFF TV, and the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Collegiate Series airs on ESPNU in addition to the Outdoor Channel. The STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® SERIES is the pinnacle event in lumberjack sports. Since 1985 the Series has grown to become the premier showcase of the decades old sport of lumberjacking with competitions held around the world.

The term TIMBERSPORTS® is a registered trademark owned by ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. and refers to the series of disciplines and competitions that are part of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series. As such, it should not be used as a generic description of the overall sport of lumberjack sports. This trademark refers to all modifications of the term TIMBERSPORTS such as timber sports, or timbersport. The term TIMBERSPORTS should always appear in conjunction with "STIHL."

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