The Canadian Championship was held July 29-30, 2022 with Canada’s top athlete’s competing in the Rookie, Women and Pro division.
The Canadian Championship is the most important event of the year for the Canadian Series and features the best athletes from coast to coast competing in one of three divisions – Pro Men's, Pro Women's, and Rookie Men's. This year, 24 athletes will battle for the title of Canadian Champion and for a coveted spot on the Canadian Team to represent the country at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden in October.
Marcel Dupuis found the advantage to keep the powerhouse duo of the Cumberland brothers Nathan and Ben behind him. Dupuis dug deep and pulled ahead in the second and third rounds to edge the competition and was crowned Champion for the second year in a row. This is Marcel’s third Canadian Championship Title to date.
The Canadian Championship also determines which athletes will make up Team Canada to compete in the World Championship.
Named to Team Canada are: Marcel Dupuis, Nathan Cumberland, Ben Cumberland and Nick Russell. Russell won the stock saw discipline and was the only athlete to take a top spot from the other three in any of the disciplines.
The weekend also saw the Women and Rookie division compete.
Ally Briscoe, competing out of Port McNeil, BC, took the top spot in the Women’s Championship. Ally set a new National Record in Single Buck with an impressive 12:01 second performance beating her own record set just two months prior. At the young age of 21, Briscoe is sure to set even more women’s division records as she is improving with every competition she participates in.
This year marked the first time that our Rookie’s competed in the Single Springboard which had the Rookie’s testing their own abilities in this discipline that many have just been learning. In the end up-and-comer Thian Carman of Barton, NS took top honours in the Rookie Division, defeating a competitive field of 5 talented Rookie athletes from across the country.