STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® has announced a full schedule of national and international events, as The Original Extreme Sport prepares to saw back into action in 2021.
The international season will kick off on the weekend of 31st July, with the European Trophy. The competition will provide the continent’s top woodchopping and sawing talent with the opportunity to compete to be Europe’s number one TIMBERSPORTS®athlete in the extremely demanding Trophy format. The Rookie European Championship will take place across the same weekend, with both events to be held behind closed doors in the Motorworld in Munich, Germany. The two competitions were originally due to be world events, but because of the continued impact of the pandemic and international travel restrictions, they will be staged for European athletes only.
The European Trophy will be followed by a second European event, the World Trophy European Qualifier. Europe’s leading athletes in the Trophy format will compete to earn a place in the 2022 World Trophy, which is finally set to return next year. The World Trophy European Qualifier will be held on 12th September in Weiach near Zurich, Switzerland.
TIMBERSPORTS®announces international season highlight
The international season will culminate on 2nd October with the Individual World Championship, which will be held in the Motorworld Munich. The competition will bring together the overseas national champions from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA with the eight best national champions from Europe to battle for the title of the best individual logger sports athlete in the world.
All international competition plans are subject to the development of the global pandemic and may change depending on the situation. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation, it will not be possible to hold the Team World Championship this year.
National seasons also return
The national seasons have already kicked off, starting with the New Zealand Championships on 12th and 13th March – with Jack Jordan, Brad Pako and Kylea Heaton winning the pro, rookie and women’s competition respectively – and will continue around the globe until October. Highlight national competitions will be livestreamed internationally on the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Social Media channels, starting with the Australian Trophy on 8th May, ensuring fans around the world have regular access to high class extreme sports content.
The full competition schedule is available at https://data.stihl-timbersports.com
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®is also delighted to announce that LIEBHERR has renewed its sponsorship of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®Series and will continue to be a partner of all international competitions and the main sponsor of the Individual and Team World Championships, for three more years.
Meanwhile Ford has become a new international sponsor and will be the official STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®mobility partner and main sponsor for the World Trophy, as well as the German, Austrian and Swiss national series in 2021.Ford is the leading manufacturer of light commercial vehicles in Europe and will support the World Trophy with its successful Ford Ranger and Ford Transit products. The Ford Ranger in particular is the ideal support for athletes and their equipment at TIMBERSPORTS® competitions, with its robust chassis and standard engageable four-wheel drive.
About STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is an international extreme sports competition series. Its roots lie in Australia and New Zealand as well as in Canada and the United States. Today the world’s best athletes compete in national and international events featuring three axe disciplines and three sawing disciplines. Springboard, Underhand Chop and Standing Block Chop are the classic axe disciplines; Single Buck (single-man cross-cut saw), Stock Saw (standard chain saw) and Hot Saw (tuned, customized chain saw with up to 80 horsepower) are the sawing disciplines. Athletes compete against each other and the clock. For more information on the sport, the tools and the wood management please visit: www.stihl-timbersports.com