Mervyn Youd – Tasmania

  • Merv Youd won his first standing block championship at Bushy Park 1949.
  • Winner of 205 State, National and World titles in every discipline of woodchopping over his 30 year career.
  • At one stage held 5 Australian records in single events
  • Merv captained Tasmanian 20 times and represented Australia 6 times
  • Merv was captain of Tasmania’s 1970 World Series victorious team and was named captain of the World Relay Team at the conclusion of the series at Ulverstone.
  • In 1953 he was the first Tasmanian to win the Britstand Trophy for the most successful competitor in single handed events at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
  • In 1953 he won the World 15 inch Standing Championship at Sydney Show.
  • He won the World Double Handed Sawing Championship 3 times in the 1950’s at Sydney Show.
  • He won the Hard Hitting Championship 5 times at the Sydney Show.
  • Merv won 7 2 foot Standing Championships throughout Australia.

One of the most polished standing block axemen Tasmania has produced.