STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championship 2017

London, Ontario




The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championship was held August 4-6, 2017 with 20 of Canada's top professional STIHL TIMBERSPORTS athletes competing for the Canadian Champion title with the most coveted title awarded to Mitch Hewitt.

The Championship took place at London, Ontario's RibFest on Friday with the first round of Men's Pro Qualifiers and continued with the Women's Division Championship and another round of Men's Pro Qualifiers on Saturday. The weekend finished on Sunday with exciting battles for both the title of the Rookie Division Champion and the 2017 Canadian Champion.

Using sharp axes and powerful chainsaws, athletes competed in six different disciplines, that involved cutting wood both quickly and meticulously in timed trials.

The overall victor, Mitch Hewitt from Scotch Creek, British Columbia chopped and sawed his way to the 2017 Canadian Championship title, dominating the other nineteen fierce competitors. Taking the Canadian Championship title is nothing new to Mitch, as this now makes him a 5-time STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Champion!

Kelly Bowness from Alberton, Prince Edward Island was crowned the 2017 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Women's Champion after she demonstrated great agility and precision, while competing against six other highly skilled athletes.

Up-and-comer, Thomas Henderson from River John, Nova Scotia, is starting to make a name for himself by beating out five other solid competitors for the 2017 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Rookie Canadian Championship title.

The Canadian Championship competition also determined the athletes who will make up Team Canada at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship, which in 2017 will happen in Lillehammer, Norway this November 3rd and 4th.

As the 2017 Canadian Champion, Mitch Hewitt will lead a team of five other strong athletes, including Stirling Hart, Marcel Dupuis, Nathan Cumberland and Nick Russell. Rookie Champion, Thomas Henderson, will also join Team Canada in Norway.

If you missed all the action this season, be sure to catch it on TSN airing this fall!



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