27 June 2022 - STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is delighted to confirm the return of the European Trophy in 2022, which will take place with a live audience in Schirrhein, France on Sunday 3rd July. The event will see Europe’s best woodchopping and sawing athletes battle it out for a place at next season’s World Trophy, one of the most prestigious international competitions in the TIMBERSPORTS® Series.
Athletes from across the continent will compete in the adrenaline-filled, fan-favourite Trophy format, with the top 10 performers earning themselves entry to the 2023 World Trophy.
Each athlete will complete four thrilling TIMBERSPORTS® disciplines back-to-back in a knockout format: Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop.
As well as a stellar line-up, the European Trophy will see a live audience for the first time since 2019. Fans in attendance and broadcast viewers can be certain of a raucous atmosphere to welcome Europe’s best logger sportsmen back in person.
High class European line-up confirmed
Fans can expect a starting field bursting with European TIMBERSPORTS® talent, with the line-up for this year’s event already taking on an epic shape. Confirmed to compete is Poland’s Michał Dubicki, fresh off his fourth-placed finish at the 2022 World Trophy, and compatriot Jacek Groenwald, Belgium’s Koen Martens and Swedish pair Emil Hansson and Ferry Svan.
Joining them among others will be Germany’s Danny Martin and Marcel Steinkämper, the Czech Republic’s Martin Kalina and Matyáš Klíma, the Netherlands’ Redmer Knol and Frenchmen Pierre Puybaret and Guillaume Maure.
Fans will be keeping a close eye on Steinkämper and Klíma, two young athletes looking forward to their international Trophy debut. 23-year-old Klíma and 25-year-old Steinkämper competed at the Rookie World Championships in Vienna in May. They want to provide a breath of fresh air in Schirrhein and prove that the new generation of TIMBERSPORTS® athletes is a force to be reckoned with.
The full line-up is available on the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® database.
The competition will be broadcast from 3pm CEST live across the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Facebook, YouTube and Twitch channels, and also be shown live on international sports streaming platform DAZN in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.