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Kerry Lindsay and Mitchell Hewitt

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Excellence in woodchopping

Kerry Hewitt attended Caboolture SHS from 1960 (Form III at the Caboolture State Rural School) and completed Form IV to Form VI at Lee Street.  Kerry represented the school in cricket, captaining the First XI in 1963, and was also a Prefect in that year.  He became a teacher on completion of his studies at Caboolture and is currently retired. 

Lindsay attended Caboolture SHS from 1990 to 1994, with Mitchell following in 1991 to 1995.  Lindsay travels around Queensland and interstate, in his job as the mango production manager for Piñata Farms.  Mitchell moved to Scotch Creek, British Columbia, Canada where he works as a lumberjack in the timber industry. 

The following are just some of the events these men have claimed:

Kerry:  Five times Axe Throwing Champion at the Sydney Show; Four times Australian Treefelling Champion; Reserve World Treefelling Champion in 1984; World Treefelling Champion in 1986.  Kerry still competes and was inducted into the Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

Lindsay:  Eight times Australian Treefelling Champion; Reserve Australasian Treefelling Champion; 21 times World Treefelling Championship Finalist; Reserve World Treefelling Champion twice; Won 600mm Standing Butcher Block with Mitchell in 2013 & 2018.   Lindsay still competes and now gives back to the sport, acting as a woodchopping steward at local shows.

Mitchell:  Seven times Australian Treefelling Champion; Three times Australasian Treefelling Champion; Six times Reserve World Treefelling Champion; 14 times World Treefelling Champion, being the current champion. He competes in the Stihl Timbersports Competition for Canada and has won the World Championship Best Axe Award Recipient (Lillehammer, Norway) in 2012; Canadian Champion in 2017 and a Bronze Individual World Championship Medal in 2017.  Mitchell is an Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame Legend.

Inducted 2018

 
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Last reviewed 29 November 2019
Last updated 29 November 2019