Brown out to cut down rivals

NEW TERRITORY: Kris Brown will compete in an inaugural Australian timbersports championships for women.
NEW TERRITORY: Kris Brown will compete in an inaugural Australian timbersports championships for women.

Kris Brown has done all the hard work, now it’s time to put it to the test on the biggest stage.

Brown is one of eight women from across the country selected to compete in the inaugural STIHL Timbersports Australian Women's Championships.

Her place in the event follows a recent trial day, where the final competitors were picked from their performances in three disciplines – the underhand chop, stock saw and single buck.

Brown will compete for the national crown this Friday, with the titles part of the three-day Timber and Tucker Festival held at Albert Park.

Points are to be used to decide the overall winner and will be awarded based on times in each discipline. Eight points will be given to the competitor with the fastest time down to one with the slowest.

Brown’s partner Brad Turner also competes in the sport and runs a business making competition saws.

The Buninyong local said she focuses on simply chopping logs and sawing wheels of wood for her training, which she juggles around looking after her two-year-old toddler.

Brown said she was aiming for third place in the national championships and admitted anything better than that would be a dream result.