PTS Logistics New Zealand Rural Sportsman of the Year
tony bouskill - napier
Tony Bouskill is a 32-year-old fencing competitor from Napier. He is a winner of the WIREMARK® Golden Pliers® Singles Championship 2023 National Fieldays and was awarded Best Quality in the same competition. He also won the Fieldays Silver Spades™ Doubles Championship 2023 National Fieldays with his father Shane Bouskill. He is a 4-time winner of the NZ Rural Games Speed Fencing Competition, 3-time winner of the NZ Fencing Competitions Hawkes’ Bay Fencing Doubles Competition Champion and the current champion of multiple regional fencing competitions. He is the current Champion NZFC Gisborne Doubles Fencing Competition current Champion. In fact, Tony has been the winner of every competition he entered in 2022! In his spare time, Tony enjoys hunting, and his young family often cheer him on at fencing competitions.
Jack Jordan - Taumarunui
Jack Jordan is on top of the world, having won the Stihl World Champions Trophy 2022 in Vienna, Austria. He competed against 16 athletes from 13 countries and broke the NZ National record in the first round. Jack won the trophy by cutting 1 minute 3.83 seconds in the final against American competitor Jason Lentz.
The 26-year-old has won 10 world titles, 8 individual events and 2 in NZ Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® Team. Jack was first selected at age 14 to represent New Zealand as a U21 Axemen to compete against the Australian U21 team, which he was a member of until turning 21. He won his first Underhand World Title at the Rotorua A&P Show at age 17. Jack’s future goal is to win back the 375mm World Title Underhand Championship at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. He also wants to defend and win the World Trophy in 2023. Jack is a keen hunter outside of wood chopping, both pig hunting and stags. As a farmer, he manages a 4000-acre sheep and beef farm 45 min out of Taumarunui.
Jeremy Millar - Hamilton
Jeremy Millar achieved 2nd place at the 2022 International Tree Climbing Championship in Copenhagen and 1st place in the 2021 and 2022 NZ National Tree Climbing Championships. The 33-year-old has also won regional tree climbing competitions, including Waikato, in 2021. The Hamiltonian runs a family arboriculture business focusing on sustainable tree preservation, pruning, and planting.
Jeremy enjoys spending time with his kids in the garden and riding bikes on the beach in his free time. He enjoys music and being outdoors.