Sharp Axes - Powerful Chain Saws – Professional Athletes
The 2022 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canadian Series
MARCEL DUPUIS crowned Champion for second year in a row at the 2022 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canadian Championships
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI (July 30, 2022) – THE STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canadian Championship was held July 29-30, 2022 with Canada's top athlete's competing in the Rookie, Women and Pro division.
The Canadian Championship is the most important event of the year for the Canadian Series and features the best athletes from coast to coast competing in one of three divisions – Pro Men's, Pro Women's, and Rookie Men's. This year, 24 athletes will battle for the title of Canadian Champion and for a coveted spot on the Canadian Team to represent the country at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS ® World Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden in October.
Marcel Dupuis found the advantage to keep the powerhouse duo of the Cumberland brothers Nathan and Ben behind him. Dupuis dug deep and pulled ahead in the second and third rounds to edge the competition and was crowned Champion for the second year in a row. This is Marcel's third Canadian Championship Title to date.
The Canadian Championship also determines which athletes will make up Team Canada to compete in the World Championship.
Named to Team Canada are: Marcel Dupuis, Nathan Cumberland, Ben Cumberland and Nick Russell. Russell won the stock saw discipline and was the only athlete to take a top spot from the other three in any of the disciplines.
The weekend also saw the Women and Rookie division compete.
Ally Briscoe, competing out of Port McNeil, BC, took the top spot in the Women's Championship. Ally set a new National Record in Single Buck with an impressive 12:01 second performance beating her own record set just two months prior. At the young age of 21, Briscoe is sure to set even more women's division records as she is improving with every competition she participates in.
This year marked the first time that our Rookie's competed in the Single Springboard which had the Rookie's testing their own abilities in this discipline that many have just been learning. In the end up-and-comer Thian Carman of Barton, NS took top honours in the Rookie Division, defeating a competitive field of 5 talented Rookie athletes from across the country.
2022 Canadian Rookie Championship
1st Thian Carman (BARTON, NS)
2nd Matthew Budd (LIMESTONE, NB)
3rd Thomas Symons ( PORT MCNEIL, BC)
2022 Canadian Women's Championship
1st Allison Briscoe ( PORT MCNEIL, BC)
2nd Danielle Tkach (SEXSMITH, AB)
3rd Caitlin Read (TRURO, NS)
2022 Canadian Pro Championship
1st Marcel Dupuis ( MEMRAMCOOK, NB)
2nd Ben Cumberland (KESWICK, NB)
3rd Nathan Cumberland (KESWICK, NB)
A Photo Finish Determines Nathan Cumberland is the Champion for the 2022 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS ® Canadian Trophy Competition
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI (July 31, 2022) – THE STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canadian Trophy took place July 30, 2022 along the serene ocean side in the beautiful island city of Charlottetown PEI.
The top Pro Men's athletes coming out of the Canadian Championship also competed in The Canadian Trophy, the most demanding format of the series, which requires exceptional endurance and pushes the athletes to their absolute limits.
In a crueling final battle, we had 2022 Canadian Champion, Marcel Dupuis facing off against top athlete Nathan Cumberland. The pair were neck and neck throughout the relay. With both racing to the final discipline of Standing Block Chop at the exact same time, both athletes matching one another's powerful swings as they used every last ounce of energy and strength that they could muster. The contest ended with both athletes chopping through their blocks at nearly the exact same moment, the finish too close to call by the naked eye. The judges went to video review where the winner was determined by a mere split second.
Marcel Dupuis finished with an impressive time of 1:12:93 but Nathan Cumberland was crowned the 2022 Canadian Trophy Champion with his time of 1:12:63.
Nathan will represent Canada in the 2023 World Trophy Competition.
2022 Canadian Trophy Championship
1st Nathan Cumberland (KESWICK, NS)
2nd Marcel Dupuis (MEMRAMCOOK, NS)
3rd Ben Cumberland (KESWICK, NS)
About the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series – The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series consists of up to six disciplines, pending division and competition type, three using an axe – Springboard, Standing Block Chop and Underhand Chop – and three using a saw – Stock Saw, Single Buck and Hot Saw. Most of the disciplines have evolved from traditional forestry techniques and have been practiced for over 150 years. The keys to victory in STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® are a combination of an outstanding fitness level, perfect technical skills with the axe and saw, and a complete focused and mentally strong condition to withstand the enormous pressure of this competition.