The biggest WLC ever

The World Logging Championships (WLC) are held every second year and are essentially an official world championships in chainsaw operation. The first championships were in 1970, arranged jointly by Hungary and the former Yugoslavia.

Over the years the competitions have been held in many different European countries. And each time they have grown in terms of participant numbers and media coverage. Since the 2004 WLC in Turin, the event has been organized by the host country and the International Association Logging Championships (ialc). The ialc was approved by the participant countries at the world championships in Italy in 2004. Most of the countries became members of the organization at that time as well.

The 28th World Championships will take place on 3–5 October. The location is the beautiful adventure park Tripsdrill north of Stuttgart Germany. The starting field includes some 130 participants from about 30 countries, making it the largest WLC ever. Among the competitors there are several previous gold medal winners using chainsaws from Husqvarna.

Competitors participate both individually and in three-man national teams, in five disciplines. The individual competition is split into a senior and a junior class. In each event the competitors are assigned points based on speed, precision and safety. A total of 39 medals will be awarded at the 2008 WLC.

Gold Favourites

Wolfgang Heideman

From Germany competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Robert Cuk

From Slovenia competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Lars Strandell

From Sweden competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Jukka Peramaki

From Finland competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™

Arian Essenstam

From the Netherlands competing with a Husqvarna 576 XP™