The 31st World Logging Championships: Team STIHL for Germany

The world’s top forestry workers will face off in Switzerland from 11 to 13 September 2014. And for the first time, an all-STIHL team will be representing Germany.

Members of the STIHL team managed to stay one step ahead of their competition during the 2013 German Logging Championships, and now it is official: for the first time, there will be an all-STIHL team representing Germany at this year’s 31st World Logging Championship in Brienz, Switzerland.

In addition to current German champion Marco Trabert (45), who is a member of the German World Championship team for the fourth time in a row now, three new faces have qualified as well for the World Championship team for the first time.

From left to right: Martin Schraitle, Uli Huber, Alexander Genz, Marco Trabert

From left to right: Martin Schraitle, Uli Huber, Alexander Genz, Marco Trabert

Marco Trabert is master craftman of forestry who has been active in logging competitions for more than 13 years. Trabert’s colleague Martin Schraitle (23, German Junior Champion 2011) qualified for the first time to compete in the 24-and-under category, while Uli Huber (47, reigning Bavarian Champion) and Alexander Genz (28) also made it on to the World Championship team for the first time.

All of the competitors are members of the STIHL team (STIHL team Germany, STIHL team and STIHL junior team) and have been participating successfully in logging championships for years. They have already achieved a number of victories, including the titles National Champion and German Champion.

The four members of the STIHL team will face off against competitors from across the globe in the disciplines tree felling, bucking by combined cuts, precision bucking, limbing and fitting another chain.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for all of the competitors and wish them lots of luck and much success at the World Championships!

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