The first round of Nordic Cup 2024 signalled the opening of the Nordic competition season.

The Nordic TIMBERSPORTS® season is in full swing – Gold for Sweden, Silver for Denmark and Bronze for Norway

The Nordic region’s elite athletes in the extreme sports discipline TIMBERSPORTS® came together last weekend to compete in the first round of Nordic Cup 2024. This competition signalled the opening of the Nordic competition season.

On 1–2 June the first round of the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Nordic Cup 2024 was staged in Grästorp, Sweden. Athletes from Sweden, Norway and Denmark competed in three competition formats: Pro, Rookie and Women’s – with guests from Germany in the Rookie and Women’s formats. In the Pro format, twice-over World Champion Emil Hansson put in a strong performance. With excellent results in all disciplines, Hansson came out the winner, with fellow-Swede Ferry Swan placing second and Norwegian Vebjørn Sønsteby in third place.

“I’m generally happy with the competition outcome. I kept it nicely together throughout the competition, minimised my mistakes and managed a decent finish in the final Hot Saw discipline,” commented Emil Hansson, adding:
“I’m heading home now to ramp up my fitness and skill-set for the next round and for the upcoming Nordic Championships in July. That’s where it counts. The aim is bank another win there so I get to represent Sweden at the World Championship in November. 

Germany’s Florian Hägele (Rookie) and Alrun Uebing (Women’s) will be competing in the Nordic Cup through the TIMBERSPORTS® exchange programme and were also the title-holders in their respective formats. In the Women’s format, the Silver medal was claimed by Swedish Tove Njåstad, followed by Denmark’s Felixia Banck in third place. In the Rookie format, the national roles were reversed, with Danish Bo Andersen winning Silver, and Bronze claimed by Sweden’s Johan Staf.

"I am very satisfied with the first competition of the year, although I always aim for gold. I won two disciplines with a new Danish record in Single Buck and can clearly feel that I have trained more", says Bo Andersen.

Looking ahead, the second round is in the offing in Västerås 26–27 June where the athletes will continue to rack up points. The third and last round, hosted 9–10 August in Elverum, Norway, will reveal the overall winner in each competition format.

Nordic Cup 2024 schedule:
- 1-2 June saw the first round in the Nordic Cup in Grästorp, Sweden.
- 26-27 June: second round of the Nordic Cup in Västerås, Sweden during the Swedish Championships week.
- 9-10 August: final round in the Nordic Cup in Elverum, Norway.

The full Pro format results are viewable here
Full results for the Rookie format are published here
For the full Women’s results, click here.

The complete TIMBERSPORTS® competition schedule is published here.