Danny mahr from sinntal is germany’s best athlete in 2019. In the oberhof arena on the rennsteig, the 31-year-old won the german championship of the "stihl timbersports series" successfully beating the competition and dethroning six-time german champion robert ebner, who took third place in the overall standings.
Second place went to lars seibert from schadenbach, germany.
With a top performance, mahr secured the most coveted title of the german sport wood fallers for the first time ever. In front of more than 2500 spectators and in bright sunshine, the ten best athletes of the country in oberhof provided action, adrenaline and thrilling duels on axe and saw. While danny mahr, one of the favorites, started the competition in third place in the axe discipline underhand chop with a time of 29.42 seconds, the firefighter on the motorsage stock saw himself in second place. In the standing block chop mahr chopped 32.48 seconds and thus gave away valuable points to the competition. The man from sinntal showed his usual strength on the single buck and on the springboard – in both disciplines the 31-year-old ultimately took second place.
In a heartbeat final against robert ebner, who had been unbeaten for more than two years, danny mahr finally won the german championship at the hot saw race track with a new personal best time. "I was able to compete at the front in all disciplines", the new german champion was satisfied after the competition. His consistently good performance ultimately led to success. "This is a huge pressure off me, because I’ve been very close to it for the last three years and now I’ve finally made it", according to mahr.
Danny mahr’s title win also ended the winning streak for six-time title winner robert ebner, who was relaxed after the competition. "For me it’s a relief not to be the hunted anymore and therefore not to have so much pressure", he put his feelings into words. Danny had a very good competition and deserved the victory. "Let’s see how it looks next year."
Danny mahr rides to the world championships
Shortly after the german championships, the next major sporting event is already casting its shadows: on 1. And 2. November the world’s elite of sports wood fallers will meet in prague, czech republic, in team and individual competitions. As one of the best seven european champions, danny mahr has been determined as a participant.