Stirling Hart a professional lumberjack, born June 2,1989 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. A Canadian record holder and a World record holder in tree climbing, Springboard chop and is now the 2018 winner of the STIHL Timbersport Champions trophy. He started tree climbing, next to his cousin Josh Mellof, when they were both four years old. Stirling claimed his first world record as a tree climber in 2010, racing up and down a 100' tree in 23.3 seconds . In 2013 his World record for the 90’ climb was 18.30 and his World record for the 80’ climb was 17.81 seconds. Then around 2014 he retired his climbing spurs in exchange for a racing axe. Most of the world elite climbers are tall, thin athletic guys but the men wielding these razor-sharp axes average over 6 foot five, 280 pounds, whereas Stirling Hart is 5 foot 11 and 180 pounds. There had never been a successful transition of a world ranked tree climber to a Champion axeman until Stirling. In his first STIHL Canadian Championship   he finished second in Toronto, Ontario, which was then followed up with a silver medal win for team Canada in Innsbruck, Austria  In 2017 he got his first World Record title as an axemen in the Springboard competition with a time of 35.67 seconds at the Stihl Timbersports Series World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany!Later that year in Hamburg, Germany, at the World's Champions Trophy where the athletes compete in a 4-event, back-to-back and head-to-head competition consisting of Stock Saw, Underhand Chop, Single Buck and Standing Block Chop, Stirling lost to Brad De Losa by 0.48 seconds, receiving the silver medal.In May of 2018 Stirling finally won the title he had be working so hard for, winning the STIHL Timbersport Champions Trophy in Marseilles, France in a time of 1.03. 
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