Official CBS.com Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
page excerpts (1/9/06):
"The youngest of six children born into a logging sports
family, Tina Scheer learned how to log roll in Northern
Wisconsin when she was seven years old. She feels all of her
childhood memories are good ones and credits her mother for
raising six children by herself.
Scheer is the owner of the World Champion Lumberjills,
"Chics with Axes," a traveling group of female lumberjacks.
She is also owner of The Great Maine Lumberjack Show, which
is based in Trenton, Maine. She competes regularly as a
lumberjill and is also a logging sports promoter. In
addition to touring the country, she has traveled to
Australia ten times with her exhibitions. She also traveled
to South Africa, Germany and New Zealand. She has been
featured in CBS's Challenge of the Sexes, MTV's Real World,
National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and Women's Sport
After Scheer was accepted to participate in Survivor:
Guatemala, her only child, Charlie, 16, was killed in
an auto accident one week before she was expected to leave.
In spite of this tragedy, Scheer was determined to complete
the Survivor adventure that they had started
together. She describes herself as outgoing, funny and
adventurous. Scheer feels her greatest achievement, apart
from the privilege of being Charlie's mom, is promoting
women in a man's sport.
Having grown up in the woods, Scheer is most comfortable in
the outdoors. She is an avid hiker and biker, kayaks
regularly and does X-C skiing.
Scheer currently splits her time between Hayward,
Wisconsin, and Trenton, Maine. Her birth date is November