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National Championships, Women & Pro Division

 August 12-13, 2023 - Chilliwack, BC

Get ready for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® National Championships in Chilliwack, BC on August 12 and 13, 2023!


This thrilling event highlights the top male and female logger sport athletes from across Canada competing in disciplines like hot saw, single buck, standing block chop, stock saw, underhand chop, and springboard.


On August 12 at 6:00 p.m., the best Pro Division athletes compete for the title of Canadian champion. They participate in all TIMBERSPORTS® disciplines, earning points based on their times. The lowest-scoring athletes are eliminated each round, and the top six move on to the final round, battling it out in the Hot Saw discipline. The athlete with the highest total points becomes the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canadian Champion and represents Canada in the World Championships.


On August 13 at 2:00 p.m., the Pros return for the intense newly added Hot Saw Challenge, a competition combining man and machine. Using custom-built hot saws weighing around 27kg and generating over 60 horsepower, athletes aim to cut three cookies from a log within seconds.


Following the Hot Saw Challenge, the top 8 female athletes compete in the standing block chop, underhand chop, single buck, and stock saw disciplines. The woman with the highest points becomes the 2023 Champion and qualifies for the International Women's Cup in Europe.


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Attending the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS National Championship offers a chance to witness world-class athletes in action. Their dedication and hard work, showcased through powerful and precise performances, are truly inspiring. The adrenaline and excitement of the sport will keep you on the edge of your seat, as these athletes chop and rip through massive trees like twigs. Don't miss out on this incredible spectacle!

This year's competition is set to be intense, as the two-time defending champion, Marcel Dupuis faces fierce competition from renowned athletes like Stirling Hart, Mitch Hewitt, and Ben and Nathan Cumberland. All of them are vying for the prestigious title and the chance to represent Canada at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany later this year.



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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