Mitch Blaschke

posted: 01/08/13
Mitch Blaschke

Self trained mechanic Mitch started his career at the age of 14 when he started working in a collision repair shop after school to pay for his kart racing. Since high school, he's worked full time as a mechanic, learning all of his skills on the job.

Mitch joined Todd Hoffman's crew in season 3, having never mined before in his life. After a successful season at Quartz creek, Mitch followed the Hoffman crew to Guyana on the promise of mining big gold. Mitch had known Todd for seven years, but their relationship was strained when Todd failed to deliver and Mitch's skills as a mechanic went to waste.

In season 5, it was actually Gene Cheeseman who approached Mitch to join the Scribner crew. Mitch jumped at the chance, much to Parker's delight. Last season Mitch returned to Scribner and battled to keep all their machines running across another difficult season. Pushing into winter Mitch managed to keep the wash plant running right up until the freezing conditions stopped the crew mining.

When he's not working at the mine, Mitch loves snowmobiling, dirt-bikes, quad-bikes and kart racing - anything with a motor.

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