Mareeba’s Adam Gilbert crowned 2019 Australian Hand Cane Cutting Champion

Adam Gilbert has been crowned the best hand cane cutter in the country, taking out the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships final (AHCCC) over the weekend.

The 33-year old banana farmer from Mareeba dominated the Queensland Sugar Limited AHCCC Final, cutting 100 metres of cane in a blistering 18:46.41.

Adam finished clear of second place getter Enzo Codega, who clocked 21:21.63, and his younger brother Stuart Gilbert, who came third with a time of 21:31.21.

This is the third time Adam has taken out the top prize, with previous wins in 2015 and 2016.

This year Adam walks away with the winner’s prize money of $1,000.

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