Short of world ti­tles

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

TIM­BER SPORTS: Mount Perry’s Brodie Din­gle has missed out on the Chop­per­oos se­lec­tion for the up­com­ing world ti­tles in Nor­way.

The Stihl Tim­ber­sports wood­chop­per needed to fin­ish inside the top four in his group at the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships in Mel­bourne to qual­ify for the fi­nal on Sun­day and com­pete for one of the five spots on the team.

In­stead, Din­gle scored 18 points in his group, Pool B, to fin­ish 10 points be­hind Tas­ma­nia Kody Steers (28) who took the last spot.

The event was taken by Lith­gow’s Brad De La Rosa, who won his sec­ond ti­tle.

He will be joined in the Chop­per­oos squad by Bradyen Meyer, Lau­rence O’Toole, Glen Gil­lam and Mitch Ar­gent.

Din­gle had been out of the sport for some time, tak­ing a year off for the birth of his child.

Dur­ing that time he had been main­tain­ing his fit­ness, but ul­ti­mately missed the cut.

Din­gle will now have to wait un­til next year to try again.

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