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Chilliwack Coliseum to Host STIHL TIMBERSPORTS National Championships


STIHL TIMBERSPORTS is excited to announce the dates and locations for the 2023 National Championship events that will see our nation’s top athletes convene to battle for the titles of the original extreme sport.

TIMBERSPORTS is a series of competitions that test the skill and strength of athletes in extreme lumberjack competitions. These competitions consist of a variety of disciplines, including chopping, sawing, and climbing, all designed to showcase the incredible athleticism and precision of the competitors.

On August 12th – 13th, the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS National Championships is heading to the Chilliwack Coliseum in Chilliwack, BC. This adrenaline-fueled event showcases the top male and female logger sport athletes from across the country as they compete in a series of disciplines, including the hot saw, single buck, standing block chop, stock saw, underhand chop, and springboard chop.


National Championships, Women and Pro Division – August 12-13, 2023 – Chilliwack Coliseum, Chilliwack, BC

The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS National Championships are coming to the Chilliwack Coliseum on August 12 & 13, 2023 and you won’t want to miss out on the action. This adrenaline-fueled event showcases the top male and female logger sport athletes from across the country as they compete in a series of disciplines, including the hot saw, single buck, standing block chop, stock saw, underhand chop, and springboard chop.

On Saturday August 12 at 6:00pm the country’s 12 best Pro division athletes compete in the individual competition for the prestigious title of Canadian champion. The athletes compete in all TIMBERSPORTS® disciplines in three rounds, with points awarded based on the quickest times in each discipline. At the end of each round, the athletes with the lowest point totals are eliminated. The six athletes with the highest point totals compete for the title of world champion in the final round, which involves the deafening yet impressive Hot Saw discipline. The athlete with the highest points total after all six disciplines is crowned STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Canadian Champion and will head to Germany for the World Championships.

On Sunday August 13 at 2:00pm the Pro’s return to open up the day with the Hot Saw Challenge, possibly the loudest and most intense competition combining “man” and machine.

The athletes must wield their hot saws with speed and precision to eliminate their opponent.  No easy task given the average hot saw weighing in at around 27kg, Hot Saws are custom-built saws usually made with the engine of a dirt bike, snowmobile or jet ski, and delivering upwards of 60 horsepower! Carrying one of these beasts is enough of a challenge, let alone controlling the power enough to cut three cookies (or discs) from the log within a 15cm margin in mere seconds.

Its then time for the toughest women in the country to take to the stage to show you that axes and chain saws aren’t just for the boys.  The top 8 female athletes will convene to battle it out in 4 disciplines; the standing block chop, underhand chop, single buck and stock saw.  

The woman with the highest point score will win the 2023 Championship an immediately qualify to represent Canada at the International Women’s Cup in Europe.

So why should you attend the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS National Championship? For starters, it’s a chance to witness some of the world’s top athletes in action. These competitors have spent years honing their craft and pushing themselves to the limit, and their dedication and hard work are truly inspiring to see. When the lights start flashing and the music is pumping our athletes will take to the stage to chop and rip their way through huge trees like they are twigs, it is truly a sight to behold.  The adrenaline of the sport is contagious as the power, accuracy and split second decisions will have you on the edge of your seat.

This year’s competition promises to be intense, with two time defending champion Marcel Dupuis facing fierce competition from the likes of Stirling Hart, Geoff Larkin and brothers Ben and Nathan Cumberland, all World Class Athletes all chomping at the bit to take the title for themselves. The athletes will be vying for a chance to represent Canada at the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany later this year.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championships in Chilliwack, as it has been long over due for us to be on the West Coast where so many of our fans and athletes reside,” said Andrew Kitt, Producer of STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canada. “These athletes are the best of the best, and we can’t wait to see them compete in front of a live audience in British Columbia once again.”

Tickets for the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Championships can be purchased starting on April 26th online at here or at the Chilliwack Coliseum administration offices. Don’t miss your chance to witness the ultimate display of strength, skill, and athleticism at this year’s event!


Saturday August 12th

6:00pm – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Pro Division Championships

Sunday August 13th

2:00pm – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Women Division Championship & Hot Saw Challenge