STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® 2017 World Championship

Lillehammer will be the venue for the globe's top athletes of the Original Extreme Sport

World Championship 2017

The season finale for the global sport series will take place on November 3-4 in the famous Håkons Hall in Lillehammer, Norway. More than 100 athletes from over 20 nations will be battling it out for Gold in the 2017 Individual and Team World Championships. The reigning Individual World Champion Jason Wynyard will try to defend his title while the triumphant Australian "Chopperoos" travel to Norway looking to defend their Team Championship, a feat they've accomplished three years in a row.

Team competition // action-packed sports and breathtaking excitement
When the Håkons Hall opens its doors on November 3 for the start of the action, teams from Scandinavia to New Zealand will take center stage and stand ready for the command "Hands on the wood". In a series of thrilling head to head battles, the teams will take part in a relay race in which each of the four members completes one of the four disciplines (Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop). In the exciting winner-takes-all tournament, the fastest team advances to the next round. The teams that made it to the final in the past years impressed the crowds with spectacular times: four tree trunks were turned into kindling in less than 50 seconds in the 2016 final. The team to beat this year is Australia. After taking the title in 2014 in Innsbruck and 2015 in Poznan with close victories in the final, the "Chopperoos" made it three in a row last year with a world-record time (46.45 seconds). The spectators in Norway's Lillehammer will witness thrilling battles between teams armed with axes and saws, watching how even the smallest of mistakes can be the difference between victory and defeat.

National Champions in pursuit of title as world's best lumberjack
Then on Saturday (November 4), athletes who qualified for the world championship by winning their national championships will take center stage for the individual competition. In a thrilling all-round competition comprising six disciplines, the national champions will be going all out against each other to win the crown as world champion. The legendary Jason Wynyard of New Zealand triumphed last year at the World Championship in Stuttgart. This year there will be more than 20 athletes, including last year's runner-up Matt Cogar from the United States as well as top competitors from Australia, Canada, Czech Republic and Germany, going all out to dethrone the eight-time world champion of the
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® series.

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Join us for the event of the year in Lillehammer/Norway. Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/2h25FFk

For everyone who wants to share the thrills but cannot be there: a LIVESTREAM directly from the Håkons Hall will transmit the whole of the World Championship on Friday November 3 (team competition) and Saturday November 4 (individual competition), starting at 7 p.m. each day.

- directly here on our webpage: German // English
- on Facebook (@stihltimbersports)
- on Youtube

When does the LIVESTREAM start in my country/city?
Team Competition: http://bit.ly/2laywvh
Single Competition: http://bit.ly/2yQ5mqL

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