By STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®, 11/4/2013

Team USA Takes Silver at World Championship

 Matt Cogar slices through the standing block chop at the 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship Zoom

Matt Cogar slices through the standing block chop at the 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship

Source:  STIHL TIMBERSPORTS

The world’s  greatest pro lumberjack athletes  representing 23 nations converged on Stuttgart, Germany for the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series World Championship Oct. 25-26.  In front of 10,000 international fans, U.S. Champion Matt Cogar placed second in the World Championship individual competition and Team USA finished second in the Team Relay competition, setting a new American record at 54 seconds flat. The 2013 U.S. World Championship relay team included Arden Cogar Jr. (cousin of Matt Cogar) from West Hamlin, W.Va., Paul Cogar (father of Matt Cogar) from Diana, W.Va., Dave Jewett from Pittsford, NY, and David Moses of Snoqualmie, Wash. This year’s Collegiate Champion, Ben Hansen from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, also represented the U.S. in the relay competition as a part of the international rookie relay team. 

“The 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship highlighted the most skilled lumberjack athletes from around the world, representing 23 nations and more than 100 competitors,” said Brad Sorgen, producer of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series. “In front of a sold-out audience, Team USA delivered an impressive record-breaking performance and Stuttgart, Germany served as the perfect host for this world-class event.”

In the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series World Championship individual competition, 23 national champions chopped and sawed through six professional lumberjack disciplines, the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop to determine the world’s best lumberjack athlete. Brad DeLosa of Australia won three of six disciplines, walking away with the World Championship title. Matt Cogar of the U.S. placed second, Martin Komarek of the Czech Republic placed third and Germany’s Robert Ebner came in fourth. 
 
In the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship Team Relay competition, New Zealand took the top spot over the U.S. by just over half a second with Australia walking away with the bronze. Team USA set a new American record finishing the relay event in 54 seconds flat. 

Established in 1985 by STIHL, the number-one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America*, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series, billed as the Original Extreme Sport, 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.

The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series World Championships Final Results:

Individual Competition

Rank

Competitor

Country

Points

1

Brad DeLosa

Australia

77

2

Matt Cogar

United States

69

3

Martin Komarek

Czech Republic

68

4

Robert Ebner

Germany

65

5

Jason Wynard

New Zealand

64

6

Mitch Hewitt

Canada

55

7

Istvan Juhasz

Hungary

38

8

Daniel Vincente

Spain

32

9

Krystian Kaczmarek

Poland

31

10

Spike  Milton

Great Britain

31

11

Armin Kugler

Austria

14

12

Toni Fluckiger

Switzerland

13

13

Gilles Giguet

France

12

14

David Bergen

Belgium

5

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