Australia's top STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® athletes will once again be chopping and sawing at the St Kilda foreshore. You can join them on Saturday 8th May for the 2021 Australian Trophy & Australian Women's Championship.
The Original Extreme Sport is back (and live!) after a series of virtual events in 2020. The Australian Trophy was the last competition in 2020 in the global series to be contested live with a crowd, taking place in early March 2020 before strict lockdown laws put all events on hold.
The Trophy format is the sport's most physically demanding competition; athletes are required to chop and saw four logs in four different disciplines back-to-back in gruelling knockout match-ups. The top athletes aiming to do so in under 60 seconds.
Victoria's Laurence O'Toole and Brayden Meyer battled it out in the 2020 Australian Trophy Grand Final. O'Toole was the victor by the narrowest of margins, booking his spot at the World Trophy, to be held in Austria last May. Unfortunately, as the pandemic worsened and the World Trophy was cancelled, O'Toole did not get the chance to battle for another world title.
"It's great to have a competition in the calendar for 2021, hopefully travel restrictions locally allow the competition to go ahead and we can have a decent crowd too. I've won the Australian Trophy two years in a row now so it would be great to continue my winning streak," Laurence O'Toole commented.
Laurence will be competing against 13 athletes in St Kilda, with his biggest competition coming from fellow Victorian and 2019 World Champion Brayden Meyer, three-time World Trophy winner Brad De Losa from New South Wales and two-time Australian Trophy winner Mitch Argent from Queensland.
The event will also host the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Australian Women's Championship for the first time, with the competition usually held in the second half of the year, brought forward to take place in May.
- Date: Saturday 8th May 2021
- Location: St Kilda Foreshore
- Women's Championship: 13:00 – 14:00 AEST / 5:00 AM CEST
- Australian Trophy: 14:30 – 17:00 AEST / 06:30 CEST
*Times are subject to change.
All competitions will be streamed live on the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Facebook, YouTube & Twitch channels.
There will be re-livestreams later on the same day on the channels.