RAPID trajectory is an understatement when it comes to Jason Wardlaw.
Just six years after picking up his first shearing hand piece the 21-year old Woorndoo local has become one of the youngest shearers to take out the Victorian state sports shear title.
With almost every one of his competitors having more shorn sheep under their belts, Mr Wardlow said he just stuck to his plan of one sheep after the other when he went through the paces on Sunday at Bendigo.
Shearing 15 cross-bred sheep in 17 minutes and 20 seconds earned the humble shearer the title and also lead spot in the state team.
"It's my first state title competition and I guess I hoped I would get in the team but I certainly didn't expect to," a delighted Mr Wardlow said after the event.
Asked if he had done any special training for the event, Mr Wardlaw said he hadn’t, but added "you better not let my team mates know that".
"I've got to start," he said.
Mr Wardlaw will pull on the Victorian singlet along with seasoned National title competitor Jason Wingfield, Cobram, NSW, who was nudged out of the top position by a narrow half a second, and Roger Mifsud at the national shearing championships at Warialda, NSW, in November.
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