Here are the results for all disciplines performed on day one and two of the World Logging Championships 2014:
Tree Felling (U24)
Fitting Another Chain
Fitting Another Chain (U24)
Bucking With Combined Cuts
Bucking With Combined Cuts (U24)
Bucking With Precision
Bucking With Precision (U24)
Full house at the first WLC award ceremony. But who will receive a medal?
Do we have a future logging champion on our hands in Tristan Campbell? At age seven he's already mastered Limbing using magnetic poles. #2024Champion
Bang! Jukka knocks the pole out the ground... but are there any penalty points? Find out when we publish the day two results tonight.
Tense moment! Jukka Peramaki from Finland has had a great WLC so far but his Felling will make or break his competition. Runner up twice, we really hope he can go one better this year.
Overnight rain hasn't stopped the sun from shining on Day two of WLC 2014. It certainly hasn't affected Hans Raffl as he shows off his skills in the early morning technical disciplines.
It’s been an incredible first day at the World Logging Championships. Check out the highlights from day one below. Scroll down through our blog to see all the action and photos from day two and more...
We have seen powerful chainsaws wielded with unbelievable precision, huge cheers from the crowd as our loggers pull off amazing feats, and we’ve watched the joy and heartbreak as months of training become either cause for celebration, or complete catastrophe.
The home crowd was in great voice, which obviously spurred on the older of the Amstutz brothers Phillip, who managed to land his mast directly on his marker pole, smashing it to pieces.
One of the highlights of the day was certainly France’s Yoan Caparros’ outstanding 8.80 second Fitting Another Chain time, which earned him an impressive 138 points. Surely that will earn him the sliver medal in this discipline? We will have to find out on day two.
However day one definitely belonged to Finland’s Jukka Peramaki, who not only achieved a huge score of 195 in the Combined Bucking (only four points off the leader) but followed that immediately with a table leading score of 158 in Precision Bucking. If he follows this performance up with a strong Felling score on day two, then Jukka has a real shot at taking the WLC crown.
Anders Kragner and Christian Johansson, Husqvarna’s WLC experts, will certainly hope so… they predicted his victory in our preview film posted yesterday.
Direct hit, Phillip Amstutz destroys the pin as his mast hits dead centre!
Here are the results for all disciplines performed on day one of the World Logging Championships 2014 :
Fitting another chain
Bucking with combined cuts
Bucking with precision
If a competitor's name is not on the list, he/she is yet to perform the discipline.
Even Jukka Peramaki is getting in on the Husqvarna tattoos, although we think this is a bit more permanent than our washable ones.
Even Husqvarna hero Jean-Michel has stepped up his hair game at WLC 2014!