Danny has chop at Din­gle bros

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

DANNY Staib skipped break­fast on Satur­day, but thought the show-bought steak burger he had for lunch gave him the fuel to give the Din­gles the chop in the A-grade cham­pi­onship.

Luke, Broady and Peter Din­gle made up three of the five com­peti­tors in the wood chop cham­pi­onship event, but it was new fa­ther Danny that came out on top.

“I was think­ing of go­ing to Syd­ney to take part in the Royal Easter Show wood chop­ping,” he said.

“But I’ve got a six-week-old son so I thought I’d stay home with him and his mum.”

It was no sur­prise that the other stand­out in this year’s wood chop­ping was 15-year-old Kurt Din­gle.

The teenager won the open 11-inch un­der­hand, 12-inch un­der­hand and 10-inch stand­ing events.

“It was good be­cause I won some vouch­ers and about $500,” he said.

Great-un­cle and show pres­i­dent Arthur Din­gle was seen at the wood chop­ping arena most of the day, and placed fifth in the over-60s stand­ing event.

“Kurt was out­stand­ing to­day,” he said.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

JOB DONE: The wood­chop­pers did well in the swel­ter­ing heat.

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