STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championship 2018

The ORIGINAL extreme sport is coming to Wasaga Beach, ON!

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championship Wasaga Beach, ON

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STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championship 2018
The ORIGINAL extreme sport is coming to Wasaga Beach, ON!


Wasaga Beach, ON – April 18, 2018. The action of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series is coming to Wasaga Beach, ON to celebrate the 2018 Canadian Championship series. You have seen it on TV, now come experience it LIVE! The top 40 athletes from the Pro Men/ Women and Rookie Divisions will come to compete for the title of Canadian Champion with the beautiful Wasaga Beach as backdrop. Athletes attending this event include five-time Canadian Champion and World Bronze Medalist 2017 Mitch Hewitt from Scotch Creek, BC, two-time Canadian Champion Stirling Hart from Vancouver, BC and 2017 Canadian Women Champion Kelly Bowness from Alberton, PEI. The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championship has partnered with the Wasaga Beach Bike Rally to bring an exciting combination of events never seen before in town. It will be a fun-packed weekend for the thousands that will be in attendance!

The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championship is the elite logger sports series in Canada and around the world. The Canadian Championship is the most important event in the calendar year for an athlete and only the best athletes are invited to participate. It features 3 divisions:

  • Pro Men
  • Pro Women
  • Rookie

The Canadian Championship features all 6 disciplines included in STIHL TIMBERSPORTS: Springboard Chop, Underhand Chop, STIHL Stock Saw, Standing Block Chop, Single Buck and Hot Saw.

Wasaga Beach Bike Rally

The largest annual motorcycle rally in Canada is back in 2018 larger than ever. Join over 50,000 bikes for an amazing weekend of riding, great food, cold drinks and live music!

Schedule:

  •  Thursday July 19: Men's Pro Qualifier 1 – Group Red – 4:00 PM
  • Friday July 20: Rookie Canadian Championship – 1:00 PM
    Men's Pro Qualifier 2 – Group Black – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday July 21: Pro Women Canadian Championship – 1:00 PM
    Pro Men Canadian Championship – 5:00 PM

Canadian Trophy

The Canadian Trophy series will be celebrated on Sunday July 22. The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Trophy is an outstanding competition where Canada's best Athletes meet to compete in 4 disciplines in a relay format.

The event features the 16 best STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian athletes in an elimination bracket format where the winner moves on to the next round and the losing athlete is sent home! This event, which has been nicknamed the "Masters Cup" of STIHL TIMBERSPORTS features two athletes head to head, athletes begin with the chain saw. Once the cut is complete, they move on to the underhand chop where the block must be chopped in half. After this chop, they move to the next event, the single buck with a 6 foot metal blade. When the single buck is done and their lungs are burning, they are not done yet, they must complete one more chop: the standing block. All 4 disciplines are completed in under 2 minutes. In the end, one athlete will remain at the top and he will be crowned the Champion.

Breathtaking scenery is the backdrop of this outstanding "Gladiators" fight. Last year, Stirling Hart took the title in Charlottetown, PEI; this year he returns to defend his title and he is hungry for victory!

Schedule Sunday July 22:

  • Qualification Round: 10:00 AM
  • Main Draw: 1:00 PM

Press Contact:

Kelly Elliott
Logistics/ PR Manager
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS
+1 (226) 376-0779
kelly.elliott@stihl.ca
For more information about this event or the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series please visit www.timbersports.ca

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