The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® 2017 World Championship in Norway
New Zealand are the 2017 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Champions.
New Zealanders are the new Logger Sports Team World Champions
The Håkons Hall in Lillehammer trembled last Friday night as the grand finale of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® team world championship began. New Zealand led a gripping, memorable but close final battle to victory. The team led by eight times world individual champion Jason Wynyard defeated the Polish team in front of an enthusiastic crowd and grabbed their fourth world championship title. On their triumphant road to the finals, the New Zealanders defeated teams from Great Britain, the USA and Canada. After demonstrating impressive times in the eight and the quarter finals, but in semi-finals the Kiwis made their stand: barely defeating the Canadians, who nonetheless beat their personal best time at 49,76 seconds, with a miraculous time of 48,36 seconds. "Congratulations to the Polish team, who have demonstrated their skill with a great performance. For us it was a long journey to come here – that‘s why it‘s great to return home with the trophy", said New Zealand‘s Jack Jordan after the victory. "We just wanted to leave the finals without making any mistakes – and we made it", his team colleague Jason Wynyard added.
Extreme Logger Athlete Jason Wynyard is once again the World Champion
The world championship of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series is over: New Zealand's Jason Wynyard is the former and current world champion. In a breath-taking competition he successfully defended his title, becoming the best logger sports athlete of the world for the ninth time. He won in the Håkons Hall in Lillehammer in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than 3,000 spectators. In a thrilling finale Australia's Brad De Losa and Mitch Hewitt of Canada managed to stand next to him on the podium. In 2018 Liverpool will host the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship.
From the very beginning, Jason showed a strong performance in the top-notch participant field and fought his way through the leading group. He took the lead by setting the day's record with 10.33 seconds in his showpiece discipline Single Buck. Jason took advantage of his lead and didn't let go of it until the very end, successfully defending his title. During an Interview in Lillehammer after the event Jason said: "I am not completely happy with my competition today, but the title means a great deal to me. At the end it all comes down to the Hot Saw and here the smallest details matter."