25.05.2016

Canada takes home the win once more!

Rookie World Championship 2016 in Austria

Canada wins Rookie World Championship 2017
Today, Ben Cumberland wins the second edition of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Rookie World Championship in the Austrian Alps, overlooking the city of St. Johann in Tyrol. The Canadian athlete showed a consistently high performance in all four disciplines, Especially the Standing Block Chop axe discipline which he completed in an incredible time. After a rough start with the Chain Saw event, the Australian Andrew Kelly showed a good performance on the one-man Single buck SAW, in the Underhand axe chop and obtained the silver medal. The US-athlete Ben Kniceley won the bronze medal. He defeated his competitors in Standing Block Chop and Single Buck. The Austrian local hero Michael Neuschitzer finished in seventh place.