03

Oct

The winners of our #WinHusqvarna competition

Here are the winning images from our #WinHusqvarna competition! We have Hamish Maxwell, Josh Philpotts and Joshua Pennock who all submitted images that really stood out. Congratualtions guys. You win Husqvarna professional logging boots, gloves and bag.

Above is Josh's photo and below we have Joshua and Hamish's images. Amazing work everyone.

19

Sep

World Logging Championships 2014 - The highlights

It's been an incredible World Logging Championships - one of the best ever!

Three days in Brienz. 101 loggers from around the world, competing in six disciplines. Husqvarna wins eight medals (and even more success in the U24 class!).

Enjoy our video from an amazing event.

15

Sep

WLC 2014: Final results

Dutch master Arian Essenstam in the Team Relay.

 

Here are the results for all disciplines performed on day one of the World Logging Championships 2014 :

Overall Results

 

Overall Results (U24)

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Team Standings

 

Limbing

Limbing (U24)

13

Sep

WLC 2014 IN PHOTOS: #GoTeamHusqvarna

What a brilliant WLC, months of training results in three days of skill, precision, speed and power. Well done to the whole Husqvarna team. We're proud of every single one of you. #GoTeamHusqvarna

13

Sep

Power, precision, excitement and medals - WLC 2014 Highlights from day two

Watch our highlights video from day two below. Scroll down the blog for all the action and photos from day three and more...

After two wonderful days at the World Logging Championships, we are pleased to announce that Husqvarna has won not one, but five medals in the first four disciplines!

Starting with Felling, you may have seen yesterday that the older Amstutz brother Phillip, destroyed his marker by landing a direct hit, resulting in a huge 659 points.

Former WLC silver medallist Jukka Peramäki, who felled his tree in 159 seconds, also finished with 659 points. But Phillip managed to fell his mast in an impressive 132 seconds, leaving him top of the leaderboard for the whole day, resulting in a gold medal proudly resting around his neck.

If you consider that before this event the world record for Fitting Another Chain was 8.93 seconds, it demonstrates just how hard this competition is when Yoan Caparros’s 8.8 seconds brought him a silver medal, not gold. Not that he minded as he held it up high and waved his French flag like his Christmas had come early!

Also in Fitting Another Chain, local hero Urs Amstutz claimed a bronze medal and sent the crowd into raptures as he slammed his fist down on the big red button in a time of 8.9 seconds.  

No sooner had the stadium calmed down but Urs was at it again, this time scoring an incredible 203 points in the Combined Bucking. The crowd cheered louder and Urs found his efforts rewarded with a place at the top of the podium, holding his gold medal aloft as a deafening roar filled the packed tent.

But the day really belonged to Jukka Peramäki, who picked up a bronze medal in the Precision Bucking with a strong 248 point run. Can he go on to claim the WLC title? Anders Kragner and Christian Johnsson think so, and they certainly know a thing or two about this competition.

12

Sep

WLC 2014 IN PHOTOS: Future logging star?

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

12

Sep

WLC 2014 IN PHOTOS: Jukka knocks the pole out of the ground!

Bang! Jukka knocks the pole out the ground... but are there any penalty points? Find out when we publish the day two results tonight.

12

Sep

WLC 2014 IN PHOTOS: Tense moment for Jukka Peramaki

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.

12

Sep

WLC 2014 IN PHOTOS: The rain is no match for Hans Raffl

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.

 

11

Sep

World Logging Championships 2014 - Day one results

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 :

Tree Felling

 

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.

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