Argent to join Chopperoos in Prague for world championships
WOODCHOPPING: Blackbutt born-and-bred Mitch Argent will be jetting off for the STIHL Timbersports World Championships in Prague in just two weeks' time.
He is one of five Australian woodchoppers who make up this year's Australian Chopperoos team.
After finishing up in fifth place at the Australian Championships just a month ago, 25-year-old Argent will accompany Australia's best Timbersports athletes on their journey to hopefully win their sixth world championship - a never-before attempted feat.
The STIHL Timbersports World Championships will see the best athletes from across the globe compete in a series of woodchopping disciplines with both axes and saws.
Argent said he was beyond excited for his fourth time competing in the world championships.
"I've gone three times now," he said.
"My team won it twice and placed third the other year.
"We're a team of five competing in the team relay event."
In the lead up to the world championships, Argent has been training hard, but also making sure to have an adequate rest.
"Since the qualifier was just a month ago I've been training really hard," he said.
"I've been flat-out for a good four months.
"But, I've taken this past week to have a rest and freshen up before we head off."
Before the championships kick-off, Argent and his team will undergo an intensive two day training program.
"It's going to be pretty intense," he said.
"But we'll also get a chance to have a fair bit of fun.
"It will be a good change to re-familiarise ourselves with it all and get used to the change in weather and conditions."
Argent said it's always a good time competing with mates.
"We're all good mates," he said.
"They're top blokes and we've been competing together and travelling together for many years now.
"It makes it a lot more of an enjoyable time when you're doing what you love with good mates."
Athletes from across 27 nations will go head-to-head in Prague for the individual and team titles.
The STIHL Timbersports World Championships will begin November 1, 2019.