The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Champions Trophy goes to Sweden for the very first time. Twelve top athletes from all over the world will compete against each other in a thrilling knockout competition, including the defending champion Stirling Hart from Canada and young gun Ferry Svan from Sweden. This year, we will also have our very own Jesse Whitehead representing New Zealand in the competition.
On 25 May the international elites will go head-to-head at the Tjoloholm Castle beside the spectacular Kungsbacka fjord. The Champions Trophy sees the world's best logger sports athletes chop through four wooden blocks in less than a minute using razor-sharp axes and saws. Set in a stunning location, it is the ultimate test of stamina - the competitors go head-to-head in four consecutive disciplines, with the fastest athlete in each heat knocking out his opponent.
The 2019 Rookie World Championship will also take place at the same impressive venue before the Champions Trophy, giving up-and-coming logger sports athletes their own chance to shine. The competitors, who are under 25 and from all over the world, will take each other on in a fiercely contested battle for the title of Rookie World Champion. Chris Lord will be representing New Zealand in the rookie competition, this is the first time that we will have a New Zealand representative. We wish both Jesse and Chris all the best as they head over to Sweden to represent New Zealand in the competitions!
A livestream of both events will be available here:
Rookie World Championship: 25 May 2019, starting at 2:15pm
Champions Trophy: 25 May 2019, starting at 5:30pm
Tjoloholm Castle, Tjolöholms Slott, 439 74 Fjärås, Schweden