Team competitions comprise four disciplines that need to be completed back-to-back by four athletes in a relay. All athletic levels and genders may participate in these competitions, and mixed teams are allowed.
Team competitions comprise four disciplines that need to be completed back-to-back by four athletes in a relay. All athletic levels and genders may participate in these competitions and mixed teams are also allowed.
In this format teams of four athletes compete head-to-head against each other in a knockout system with only the fastest team qualifying for the next round. The disciplines Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop are completed by the four athletes one after the other.
Jason Lentz of the USA is already competing in Single Buck while Krystian Kaczmarek of Poland has to wait for his teammate to complete the Underhand Chop.
Teams enter the stage and have one minute to prepare their setup: placing their tools at the stands, making an incut in the wood for the Single Buck and taking up positions at their respective discipline. After the minute is up, the first athlete has 15 seconds to warm up the Stock Saw. On the starting gun, the first athlete grasps the running Stock Saw to make one downward cut, severing a cookie from the block. The second athlete then starts with the Underhand Chop. Once that log has been severed, the third athlete follows up with the Single Buck and saws one cookie from the block. When that cookie has been cut, the last athlete begins with the final discipline, the Standing Block Chop. Only after the Standing Block Chop is completed does the clock stop for the team.
Each Team competition starts with a Time Trial where each team in the competition takes on the course on their own in a race against the clock. The results of the Time Trial determine the seeding for the first elimination rounds with the fastest teams facing the slowest teams in reverse order.
Die STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Weltmeister-Team von 2019 aus Australien während der Staffel an der Disziplin Stock Saw.
At the Team World Championship, a Last Chance round is added where the slowest teams have another chance to set a time and qualify for the next round. The slowest teams in the Last Chance round are eliminated from the competition.
Depending on the number of participating teams, some teams receive a bye in the first elimination round. In the elimination rounds, the teams square off against one another in knockout duels, with only the faster team progressing to the next round until the strongest two teams face off in the final.
The Team format was first introduced in 2010 at the inaugural Team World Championship. It is one of the fan favourites due to its dynamic pace, split-second decisions and national pride involved.
The most important and prestigious team competition is the Team World Championship. All teams from around globe participate and fight for the coveted Team World Champion title. Until now only the teams from New Zealand and the Chopperoos from Australia have managed to claim this title.
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship will return to Stuttgart on the 3rd and 4th of November. Tickets to the Individual World Championship have sold out, after just two and a half months of ticket pre-sales.
13. Jan 2023Germany
Australian Brad De Losa became the 2022 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Individual World Champion following up his victory with the Chopperoos in yesterday’s Team World Championship on a dramatic night in front of a packed Partille Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden.
29. Oct 2022Sweden
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is excited to announce the dates for the 2023 TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship, which will see the most prestigious competition in The Original Extreme Sport series return to Germany on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November 2023.
28. Oct 2022Germany
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is axe-cited to announce that the European Nations Cup returns on Sunday 11th September, with seven of Europe’s top logger sports countries coming together in Weiach, Switzerland, to crown the continent’s top TIMBERSPORTS® nation.
5. Sep 2022Switzerland
Australian Jack Argent smashed the Springboard world record to beat Switzerland’s Oliver Reinhard to the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Rookie World Championship in a nail-biting duel, with 16-year-old sensation Szymon Groenwald finishing third.
27. May 2022Austria