About STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®
The world's number one lumber sports competition
The STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series is a series of international events logging competition, which have their roots in 4 countries: Canada, Australia, The United States, and New Zealand.
Logging competitions have always been around to identify and award the best local loggers. With the ongoing presence that STIHL® has had in forestry industries throughout the world, over time, these "tests of strength and skill" developed into a professional level sport competitions through STIHL®.
The first STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® competition, the "Champions Cup", was held at the STIHL headquarters in Waiblingen, Germany - on 11 October. More than 3,500 visitors attend the initial spectacular timber-felling competition.
As of 2013, STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® was held in Stuttgart in South-East Germany, and consists of 6 logging-disciplines or activities.
The STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series is established worldwide as the major league of lumberjack sports, with a massive global fan-base following competitive events live and on TV.
The sport originated in Canada, USA and New Zealand, where lumberjacks held local competitions to determine the best of their profession. Over time these tests of strength and skill evolved to a professional level and in 1985 the first STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series Championships were held in the USA.
Athletes are tested on their strength, endurance and technical ability with an axe and chain saw.