The American Matt Cogar won the Stihl Timbersports Champions Trophy for the first time, beating the irrepressible Laurence O’Toole in the final showdown in front of more than 1,400 people in the charming location of Tjolöholm Castle in Sweden.
Cogar gave an impressive performance, eliminating the New Zealander Jesse Whitehead in his heat, arriving at a semi-final with the defending champion, the Canadian Stirling Hart. Cogar finished the test with the amazing time of 1:00:91 and coming straight into the final, where he met the reigning world champion, Laurence O’Toole.
Cogar managed to complete the four disciplines (Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop) two seconds before the opponent. His comment: "I still don't believe it, it's surreal. I arrived in Sweden with the idea of doing my best, but gold was a dream. It's really a special trophy. "