The STIHL Timber Champs is always a highlight at the Show and draws in large crowds. This year a one day event was held instead of the normal two days and unfortunately due to COVID international competitors were not able to come and compete. The competition over the day was fierce and we are excited to be able to congratulate Jason Wynyard on coming away with the win!
STIHL In Focus caught up with Jason Wynyard after the Show;
“The STIHL Timber Champs had a strong New Zealand contingent vying for the honours. Jack Jordan, Kyle Lemon, Nathan Macdonald and Davidn MacDonald from the New Zealand STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Mens competition were part of the field along with Shane Jordan, the previous STIHL NZ Individual Representative. Unfortunately a clash of dates with three other competitions prevented further attendance. Each competitor was seeded and the seven disciplines of the event were run through twice with the competitors fastest timed effort in each discipline taken and ranked in order to decide the Sue Lane Wood Chopping Champion Trophy and the STIHL Overall point’s winner. The competition was strong in the wood chopping with Jack Jordan and Nathan MacDonald tying for points in the Sue Lane memorial trophy and sharing the $1000 prize. I was pleasantly surprised and proud to take out the STIHL overall result and was presented with a STIHL MS 251 Chainsaw.”
As many of you will be aware Jason has been out with injuries so it is great to see him back competing, Jason comments on his road to recovery;
“This was the first win for me in the difficult road travelled to get back to competition. I had a consistent day and
strong performances in the three chainsaw disciplines which helped secure the win. To my colleagues, the STIHL Dealer Network and STIHL New Zealand thanks for supporting and believing in me. This was the last contest of the season in NZ and it was awesome to get the win. I will be working hard in the off season and I am excited to
see what next season holds in store.”
2022 will be the 100th Kumeu Show. The STIHL Kumeu International Timber Champs has become an integral part of the Kumeu Show and we will be working hard to have international competitors return and to ensure the show date does not clash with next year’s New Zealand STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® National Championship.