Australia’s top STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Athletes will return to take centre stage at the Glenelg foreshore on Saturday 4th March for the 2023 Australian Trophy & Australian Women’s Championship.
Three-time World Trophy winner & last year’s Australian Champion Brad De Losa from New South Wales will battle it out against 15 of Australia’s elite STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® athletes in the hopes to defend and win another title.
Brad will be competing against 15 of the country’s top athletes in the original extreme sport at Glenelg, with his biggest competition coming from the 2021 winner Mitch Argent, who had a year off to recover from an injury and is back hungry than ever for the win. Other top tier athletes that will be in the running to take home the win is Victorian Laurence O’Toole who will be looking to take back the crown after his win in 2019 and 2020 and the 2019 World Champion Brayden Meyer.
The Trophy format is the sport’s most physically demanding competition; athletes are required to chop & saw four logs in four different disciplines back-to-back in gruelling knockout matchups, the top athletes aiming to do so in under 60 seconds.
The event will also host the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Australian Women’s Championship for the third time, after last year’s successful competition the top female athletes are back to showcase their strength and agility in this Original Extreme Sport.
Amanda Beams from Tasmania will be looking to defend her title of placing 1st in the 2022 Australian Women’s championship and in the first ever World Women’s Championship she placed 2nd in Vienna, Austria in May 2022 and was only seconds from the winner Martha King for the USA.
The Women’s Championship over the last 3 years has shown some epic battles and fierce competition, especially between the two Queenslanders Katrina head & Renee Retschlag who have made the podium multiple times and could take home the number one spot across the 3 round competitions consisting of Underhand Chop, STIHL Stocksaw, and the Single Buck Disciplines.
• Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
• Location: Jimmy Melrose Park, Esplanade, Glenelg South SA
• Entry: Free
• Gates Open: 11:30am
• Australian Trophy Time Trial: 12:00 – 13:00
• Women’s Championship: 13:00 – 14:00
• Australian Trophy: 14:30 – 17:00
*Times are subject to change.
All competitions will be streamed live on the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Australia Facebook & YouTube Channels.
For more information, visit www.stihl.com.au/timbersports.