Germany to host 2013 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship

World’s Best Lumberjack Competitors Representing More Than 20 Countries to Converge on Stuttgart for Lumberjack World Championship

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STUTTGART, Germany (May 3, 2013) – Nearly 10,000 fans and international spectators are expected to converge on one of the biggest and most attractive event sites in Europe, the Porshe-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 25-26, when it plays host to the 2013 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship. Elite pro lumberjack competitors from more than 20 nations will contend for top chopping or sawing honors in the world’s premier lumberjack competition. 

“We’re delighted that Stuttgart is able to host the crème de la crème of international STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®. There is always much enthusiasm for the sport here, which is why we expect to see the Porsche-Arena filled with fans,” said Andreas Kroll, Managing Director of the Stuttgart-Veranstaltungsgesellschaft

More than 100 athletes from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada will vie for a slice of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship individual and relay team titles in what is anticipated to be a world-class, spectacular sporting event.

On Friday, Oct. 25, more than 100 lumberjack athletes will compete in the annual STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series World Championship relay competition to determine the best lumberjack team in the world. In the relay competition, four representatives from participating countries face off in a four-discipline race featuring the single buck, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop.

Following the relay, the individual competition will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, where the top lumberjack athletes in the world will face off in six disciplines; three chopping events – Springboard, Standing Block Chop and Underhand Chop – and three sawing events – Stock Saw, Single Buck and Hot Saw, to determine the best all-around professional lumberjack.

At the 2012 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship, Jason Wynyard from New Zealand took his fifth consecutive World Championship title, and his 12th overall STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series title. Martin Komárek of the Czech Republic placed second, Laurence O’Toole of Australia placed third and USA’s Arden Cogar came in fourth.

In the third-annual relay competition at the 2012 World Championship, four representatives from participating countries faced off in a four-discipline race featuring the single buck, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop. Team New Zealand took first-place honors in the relay competition with the fastest time of the day. USA placed second and Australia took third. 

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