Sharp Axes - Powerful Chain Saws – Professional Athletes



STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is a worldwide athletic competition at the pinnacle of logger sports, with a massive global fan base following competitive events live and on TV. The sport originated in Canada, the 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 Championship was held in the USA.

With three different divisions-Pro, Women, and Rookie-athletes from over 24 countries come to compete for the title of world champion. To be a TIMBERSPORTS® athlete, you must be strong, agile, and have nerves of steel.


STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canada holds two national championships each year:


The Canadian Championship consists of the top Pro, Women and Rookie athletes from across the country. Each athlete competes in a select number of disciplines: the underhand chop, standing block chop, springboard, stock saw, single buck, and hot saw. The athletes with the best times in their division are crowned the Canadian Champions and go on to represent Canada at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship in Europe.


The Canadian Trophy is a national championship that consists of only the top athletes from our Canadian Championship Pro division. Each athlete competes in four disciplines: stock saw, underhand chop, single buck, and standing block chop BACK TO BACK. There are no breaks in this grueling battle against your opponent, where might and endurance play equal parts in securing victory. The Canadian winner goes on to compete the following spring at the World Trophy Championship in Europe.


Both events can be viewed live via our Facebook and YouTube pages. 


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In addition, if you missed the live broadcast or simply want to know more about the world of TIMBERSPORTS®, you can catch our television series broadcast nationally on TSN. The series contains action-packed footage from the Canadian Championship events, interviews with athletes, and exciting behind the scenes moments.


The series is released in the fall; check your local listing for broadcast times.


The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canadian Series would not be possible without the strong commitment of the athletes, judges, staff, and volunteers. We invite you to look through these pages for information, news on the series, event schedules, and to discover more about the exciting world of STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®.



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