Stellar line-up revealed for 2024 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Trophy as anticipation for Milan showdown revs up

The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Trophy touches down in Milan, Italy, later this month and with excitement for the competition growing, a world-class field has been confirmed for the Saturday 25th May showdown.

The reigning New Zealand champion Jack Jordan on the standing block chop.
The reigning New Zealand champion Jack Jordan on the standing block chop.

The 2024 World Trophy will be held at the futuristic Allianz MiCo Convention Centre against a stunning backdrop of skyscrapers in the CityLife Quarter, as Milan gears up for a day of fist-pumping and heart-stopping axe-tion.

Leading the stellar line-up of Original Extreme Sport athletes is New Zealand’s two-time and defending World Trophy champion, Jack Jordan, following a convincing performance in the national qualifiers. The Kiwi will face stiff competition from his rival, three-time World Trophy champion and 2022 World Trophy bronze medalist, Brad De Losa. De Losa returns to the World Trophy stage after winning the Australian Trophy earlier this year.

They will be joined by USA’s Matt Cogar and Canada’s Geoff Larkin, following the North American Trophy. Cogar is aiming to follow up on his 2019 World Trophy success, while Larkin replaces Stirling Hart who gave up his spot despite finishing as the highest-placed Canadian in the competition.

Meanwhile, Europe’s best will attempt to wrestle the World Trophy from the firm grasp of the oversea nations, whose athletes have dominated the competition in recent years.

Leading the charge is Netherlands’ Redmer Knol, who won the European Trophy last year and will be one of the continent’s top contenders in Milan. Last year’s World Trophy runner-up, Poland’s Michał Dubicki, is also well-placed to challenge, while the Swedish duo Emil Hansson and Ferry Svan hope to improve on previous World Trophy finishes and make this year’s podium. Szymon Groenwald, the top Polish talent, could cause a stir at the age of just 18 and representing the host nation is local hero Andrea Rossi who will enjoy the partisan support of the Milan crowd.

Open field in the Rookie World Championship as Milan beckons next generation of talent Before the main action starts in Milan, logger sports fans can get a glimpse of the next generation of wood chopping and sawing talent with the Rookie World Championship taking place ahead of the World Trophy.

The field looks wide open this year after 2023 Rookie World Champion, Szymon Groenwald, graduated to the Pro Series. His departure creates a huge opportunity for this year’s Rookie contingent.

Australian Rookie Champion Matt Coffey appears to be the slight favourite given the quality of newcomers the country produces. However, Belgium’s 17-year-old Kamiel van Raemdonck will also fancy his chances having finished just shy of the podium in fourth place at last year’s competition.

Elsewhere, returning US Rookie Champion, Gavin Brumbaugh, New Zealand’s Cleveland Cherry, and Ivan Bambuškar of the Czech Republic will be hot on their heels. Nicola Trecarichi will represent Italy in what is sure to be a memorable Rookie World Championship debut in front of his home crowd.

All competitions will be livestreamed on the international TIMBERSPORTS® YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels, as well as the international sports broadcasting platform DAZN in Italy.

The full competition entry lists and schedules are available at:


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