World Logging Championship
World Logging Championship (WLC) is a competition between forester
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s taking place usually every two years in different parts of the world.
The main focus is placed on handling a chainsaw
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 well. Participants are evaluated on their speed, quality, and safety in each discipline.


The first competition was organized by former Jugoslavia and Hungary
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 in 1970.

A 27th competition was held on 16–19 August 2006 year in Estonia
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Among the teams a winner was Estonian team ahead of Italy
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 and Germany
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From 2–6 October 2008, the 28th World Logging Championship was held in Germany
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Winner was Germany the second was Switzerland
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 and the third was Liechtenstein
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The 29th WLC held on 23–27 September 2010 in Zagreb, Croatia
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The only two-time champion in the World Logging Championship occurred in 2000 when the 1999 champion, Jonothan Weeks from the United States repeated his championship with a last competition comeback on the aqua-logging event. Weeks outlasted his opponnent and overcame a late-competition deficit.

While only 18 at the time of his first championship, Weeks claimed not only the youngest champion ever, but with winning the next year, he has been the only aqua-logger to win back to back championships. Unfortunately for the masses, Weeks suffered a devastating injury in 2001 and has not been heard from since. He is believed to be somewhere in Japan, helping young aqua-loggers learn the fine art.

List of WLC competitions

Competitions by year:
  • 1970 Hungary and Yugoslavia
  • 1971 Yugoslavia
  • 1972 Hungary
  • 1973 Romania
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  • 1974 Norway
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  • 1975 USSR
  • 1976 Bulgaria
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  • 1977 Finland
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  • 1978 CSSR
  • 1980 Norway
  • 1981 Poland
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  • 1982 Hungary
  • 1983 Finland
  • 1984 Sweden
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  • 1986 CSSR
  • 1987 Norway
  • 1989 Denmark
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  • 1991 USSR
  • 1993 Switzerland
  • 1994 Romania
  • 1995 Finland
  • 1996 Germany
  • 1998 Austria
  • 2000 Norway
  • 2002 Scotland
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  • 2004 Italy
  • 2006 Estonia
  • 2008 Germany
  • 2010 Croatia

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