Brunswick woodchop attracts 80 men, women and kids
ABOUT 80 men, women and children have registered to compete in this year’s woodchop event at the Brunswick Heads Carnival.
Over the next three days woodchoppers will pit themselves against each other to prove they have what it takes.
Brunswick Heads woodchop vice president Stuart Coles said onlookers would fill the grandstands to watch national and world champions.
“We have seen a lot of juniors entering the field and that has made things a lot more competitive,” he said.
“Some competitors have been coming for 30 or 40 years.
“It is also the fourth year we have received Australian Championship bouts.”
For Stihl Timber Sports world champion Jason Wynyard, of New Zealand, this means that competition will be fierce.
“It is an awesome event and I have been several times and am always engaged,” he said.
“There is always a good field of axemen and some really great young competitors.”
Gerald Youles, of Queensland, is one such competitor who attends as many chops as possible.
“I grind my own axes based on the type of event I am competing in,” he said.
“It is always close here – you have top-notch competitors.
“But it is always laid back, and such a picturesque town that everyone loves it.”