NSW AXEMEN'S ASSOCIATION
Brad De Losa – 2022 Stihl World Champion
02 November 2022
On the 29 and 30 October, NSW axeman Brad De Losa was centre stage in Gothenburg, Sweden, winning two gold medals for Australia.
On day one Brad was a member of the Australian 'Chopperoos' – who made it a three-peat, defending their title by defeating the USA in the final and being named the Stihl Timbersports® Teams World Champions for 2022.
Day two saw Brad compete in the Stihl Timbersports® Individual World Championships. With numerous competitors producing personal bests, including a spectacular World Record, the trophy could have been anyone’s for the taking. In the end it was three clean cookies in a PB time of 5.59 that secured Brad the title. Second went to Matt Cogar (USA) and third Marcel Dupuis (CAN).
One, two for NSW on Stihl Rookie podium
20 October 2022
In September on the Gold Coast, three young NSW axemen tested their mettle at the 2022 Australian Stihl Timbersports® Rookie final against the countries leading U25 year old axemen.
Curtis Bennett (SCTAA), Cameron Marsh (CCAA) and Mitch Scrivener (NCAA) competed in five disciplines on the Stihl stage in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Bennett hit the leader board early and while there were a few competitors that threatened, in the end it was his strength and power that secured him the win. Mitch Scrivener, who cut a scorching single buck, finished with the silver ahead of Zac Giouzelis (VIC). Congratulations Curtis, Mitch and Cameron on making the final.
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NSW represented in Australian U21s Team
01 October 2022
At the Royal Adelaide Show held in September this year, two young NSW Axemen were members of the Australian Under 21s Team.
Central Coast axeman Jack Waters along with North Coast's Austin Scrivener were a part of the nine man team that took on New Zealand. In a best of three relay series Australia were too strong for their NZ counterparts winning 3 – 0, though race one could have gone either way with Australia only winning by a few hits.
Selected as reserves, both Jack and Austin competed for Australia, Jack cutting a standing block, while Austin pulled a double handed saw in the final race. Well done to both boys and the team.
Success at the Ekka for NSW competitors
21 September 2022
The Ekka proved to be another successful show for NSW axewomen and men, but none more so than the following competitors.
Maddie Edwards (pictured with her dad) had an outstanding show, taking out first place in both women's championship sawing events – the Single Handed and the Jill and Jill Double Handed Sawing, where she teamed up with Queensland's Anne Patterson. To top off these great results, Maddie was also named 'Best and Fairest'.
Meanwhile Austin Scrivener made it back-to-back 'Most Successful Competitor' titles after taking out the win at this year's Ekka, as well as earlier this year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Podium finish for
Brad De Losa in Vienna
30 May 2022
While Brad De Losa missed out on competing in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® World Trophy final in Vienna on the weekend, he still claimed a spot on the podium.
Brad relegated to the small final after being beaten by New Zealand's Jack Jordan in the semi, claimed bronze when he defeated Poland's Michael Dubicki. Jack Jordan took his great form into the final, defeating Jason Lentz of the US to claim the 2022 Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® World Trophy.
Congratulations also must go to Australia's Jack Argent (QLD) on winning the Rookie World Championship and Amanda Beams (TAS) for placing second in the Women's International Cup in Vienna.
Brad takes on the world's best in Vienna
27 May 2022
Tomorrow NSW axeman Brad De Losa will be mixing it with the best in Vienna. Brad along with champions from across the globe will be competing on Saturday 28 May in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® 2022 World Trophy, formerly known as the Champions Trophy.
The World Trophy format is part of a three-day celebration of TIMBERSPORTS® in the Austrian capital across the weekend of 27 - 29 May, and includes the Rookie World Championship, the International Women's Cup and the Austrian Championships.
The NSWAA would like to wish Brad all the best, along with Australian Rookie rep Jack Argent (QLD) and Women's Cup competitor Amanda Beams (TAS) as they vye for their respective international Stihl titles.
Austin wins 2022 Handicap Pointscore
29 April 2022
Young NSW axeman, Austin Scrivener, has taken out the annual award for the Most Successful Competitor in Single Handed Handicap events at the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The 19 year old axeman from the New England Region of NSW and a member of the NCAA, had a great show coming away with numerous places, including first in the the 250mm Standing Block, 275mm Tree Felling and the 275mm Underhand Handicaps.
For his efforts RAS General Manager, Mr Murray Wilton, awarded Austin with a winners sash and impressive engraved trophy axe from Engineered for Axemen.
North Coast wins NSW Inter-Association Relay
29 April 2022
In the NSW Inter-Association relay, held each year at the Sydney Royal Easter, it was the boys in blue and gold from the North Coast who took out the win for 2022. Members of the winning NCAA team were Lachlan Bryce, Chris Owen, Austin Scrivener, Mitchell Scrivener, Dan Shipman, Peter Shipman and Lachlan Woollard.
1. North Coast Axemen's Association
2. Central Coast Axemen's Association
3. Mid West Axemen's Association
4. Metropolitan Axemen's Association
Single Sawing World Title for Brad De Losa
26 April 2022
NSW axemen Brad Delosa walked away from the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show making it back-to-back World Titles wins in the Single Handed Sawing. Congratulations Brad and all sawyers who contested the final.
1. Brad Delosa, NSW
2. Jamie Head, QLD
3. Jason Wynyard, NZ
4. Laurence O'Toole, VIC
5. Robert Dowling, NZ
6. Kody Steers, TAS
7. Leon Critchfield, NSW
8. Daniel Clissold, NSW
For more information please see the Calendar of Events page
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