STUTTGART, Germany, November 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® 2016 World Championship in StuttgartJason Wynyard from New Zealand is the world's top athlete in logger sports. The 42-year-oldchopped and sawed his way to his eighth world championship title in theSTIHL TIMBERSPORTS® 2016 World Championshipin commanding style. Silver went to Matthew Cogar from the USA and third place was taken by Martin Komárek from the Czech Republic. Already yesterdaythe logger sports athletes fromAustraliahad won theteamtitle with axe andsaw setting two new world records. The two competition dayswere followed by 11,000 spectators in the sold out Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161113/438596 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161113/438597 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161113/438598 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161113/438599 ) Old and new Champion comes from New Zealand It was a totally thrilling logger sports contest with 14 national records, one new world record and an illustrious starting field - but at the end, nobody could withstand him: Jason Wynyard from New Zealand, exceptional athlete and now eight-time world champion. From the beginning on Wynyard's heels was US American Matthew Cogar who however showed weaknesses with two axe disciplines. These cost him valuable points and finally sent him to the second place. Czech Martin Komárek won the third place with a consistently good performance and only a few points less, thus becoming the best European competitor. The world champion took pride in his eighth title: "It took a long way and a lot of hard work to get here. My consistent performance yielded the title at the end. That is why I am now very delighted." Whereas for Stirling Hart from Canada the world championship became a roller coaster ride. Aside from four Canadian records, he set a new world record at the Springboard. However, at the racing chain saw Hot Saw, he aimed at too much and lost his chances for a place on the podium due to a disqualification and ended up fourth.