Round 5 Report: Mitch Argent makes Chopperoos team

Queensland's Mitch Argent is back in the green and gold after snatching the fifth and final place on the Australian team for next month's 2016 STIHL Timbersports World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany.

The boy from Blackbutt hit his straps in the finale of the STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship in Bathurst, New South Wales, finishing third for the round and fifth on the series ladder.

He returns to the Chopperoos line-up with Brad De Losa (NSW), Laurence O'Toole (VIC), Brayden Meyer (VIC) and Jamie Head (QLD), to chase a third-straight world championship.

"My whole focus in Bathurst was on doing whatever it took to get back on the Australian team and head to Germany," Argent said.

"I was really happy with how I went this round. It was a good end to what has been a bad year performance-wise."

Argent was second in the stocksaw and underhand and third in the standing block, finishing third for the day.

De Losa was crowned STIHL Timbersports Australian Champion after a spectacular stocksaw showdown with Meyer.

Tied on 35 points, the pair was forced into a sudden death round to find the round five winner and series Champion.

De Losa produced a stocksaw run of 14.33 seconds, with an under-pressure Meyer notching 14.71 seconds to hand De Losa the round win and the STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship.

O'Toole was second on the VW Amarok Championship ladder, followed by Meyer, Jamie Head (QLD), Argent, Matt Gurr (TAS), Kody Steers (TAS) and Brodie Dingle (QLD).

The top three have gained automatic selection for the 2017 STIHL Timbersports Australian Championship, while the remaining five will have to go through the 2017 Pro Tour Qualifying round, at Homebush, NSW in December against all the State Champions.