Lutsen log rolling champ Allie Duclos turns pro
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A few weeks ago Lutsen’s own Allie Duclos rolled out of the Hayward Lumberjack World Championships with her fifth consecutive amateur log rolling title.
She’s now taking it a step further having just last week signed her elite papers declaring professional status.
“I’ve definitely wanted to go pro ever since I started log rolling,” Duclos shared. “It’s definitely been a dream for me so it was really exciting.”
The move to the pros, in part, means competing in front of larger crowds, and spike rolling instead of carpet rolling. This involves using spiked shoes on bare logs, rather than regular shoes on carpeted logs.
Duclos, now 16-years-old, has been refining her craft since she was seven putting in hours of practice at Cathedral of the Pines in Lutsen.
“If don’t practice it’s kind of hard to roll when you’re with another competitor because your legs start to fire up and feel like they’re burning,” Duclos explained. “So practice is definitely a big part of the sport, and rolling other people too. If you go into a competition and practice with nobody it’s really difficult.”
She will begin competing at the professional level next season.