STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship in Lillehammer Norway
The World’s Top Lumberjacks Head to Lillehammer, Norway for the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series World Championship November 2017.
Lillehammer, Norway was the host 2017 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series World Championship, where the world’s best lumberjacks will compete for the coveted international lumberjack title and the ultimate bragging rights.
The season finale for the global sport series took place on November 3-4 in the famous Håkons Hall in Lillehammer, Norway. More than 100 athletes from over 20 nations battled it out for Gold in the 2017 Individual and Team World Championships.
At the end of a thrilling team competition in front of a cheering crowd of more than 2.500 spectators in the Håkons Hall in Lillehammer, the team from New Zealand stood at the top of the podium. The Kiwis secured their first championship title since 2013 against the surprise performance of team Poland thus ending Australia‘s victory spree, who landed on third place after a disqualification in the semi-finals. Canada, last year‘s runner up world champions landed a bittersweet fourth place.
In the breath-taking individual competition Jason Wynyard from New Zealand successfully defended his title, becoming the best logger sports athlete of the world for the ninth time. He won in the Håkons Hall in Lillehammer in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than 3,000 spectators. In a thrilling finale Australia's Brad De Losa and Mitch Hewitt of Canada managed to stand next to him on the podium.