Colo Vale woodchopping champion David Reumer was a cut above the rest of his NSW counterparts at the recent STIHL Timbersports Virtual Australian Championships.
The winners were presented with their medals on Monday by AFL player and Brownlow medalist Adam Cooney, after a Victorian clean sweep took out first, second and third places.
For team NSW, Mr Reumer placed eighth overall followed by Lithgow's Brad De Losa in 10th place and Grafton's Chris Owen in 12th place.
The competition is an international extreme sportsseries that sees athletes compete in six traditional logging disciplines.
The contest was held virtually this year due to COVID-19.
Mr Reumer said the absence of a crowd gave the competition "a very different feel".
"It's a bit hard to get yourself worked up when you're just sort of in a shed here, without all of the crowd screaming at you," Mr Reumer said.
"You've got to do what you've got to do. Hopefully in the short-term we can have a big crowd again."
Australia's top athletes competed for the title of Australian Champion at four different locations.
The athletes found out how they fared nationally on Sunday, with more than 600,000 Australians tuning in to the 'as live' stream.
Mr Reumer said he always looked forward to the results.
"It doesn't matter if you come last or first. As long as you give it a red hot crack and have a go - it'll be good to sit down, have a couple of beers and watch it," he said.