The Worlds Best River Logging Team Returns to Defend Their Title
Three Rivers Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring Companies Very own Logging Crew The Dreadknots return to defend their title as king of the river. The two time defending champions Led By Captain Clint Roberts and his Crew of Dave Kraken Stone and Katelyn Cuz Sims Return to defend their title in season 8 of History’s Hit television show Ax Men . The Crews Reputation as One of the best in the business gained them an invite onto the show. Since their arrival they have claimed the title as king of the river in each of their first two seasons. Season 8 will prove to be even more difficult as Chapman logging makes a push to dethrone the river kings. You can catch all of the action Sundays at 9 pm eastern time.
Captain Clint Roberts
The leader of the Dreadknots. The Mcguyver of underwater logging. Theres never been a log he couldn’t pull or a problem he couldn’t solve. But the legend that is Captain Clint started a long time ago, round about July 12, 1979. He came into this world as a 13 pound, 1 ounce bundle of awesomeness and good looks. Pretty sure his first words were SON and LETS LOG but I digress. His childhood was what you would expect for a boy growing up in the south. Summertime was Baseball and swimming, Fall was Football, Winter was Hunting, and Springtime was
Turkey Season and Bass Fishing. Throughout School He excelled both Academically and on the playing Field , lettering in Several Sports and receiving multiple academic honors. It was his summer job freshman year that forever changed the course of his life and river logging as we know it though. Unbeknownst to this, Captain Took a job with his best friend Keith Hitchcock at a local sawmill. He and Keith stacked boards for Brian Tex Richards. Captain Clint showed tremendous aptitude for sawing and being able to grade saw lumber and was quickly promoted to lead sawyer. By the time he graduated he was in charge of the entire sawmill operation. He would spend his time away from school, both high school and college, running the sawmill. Doing custom sawing was natural and he loved it. Alas he felt the need to fulfill a promise to his Grandfather So he dedicated himself to finishing college and earning a degree. All the while longing to go back to his natural calling, Grade Sawing. Captain Clint had just moved to Denver Colorado to finish his MBA when fate intervened . A Established Heart Pine Company needed a turn key sawyer and were prepared to pay to get one. So their search led them to the best in the business Captain Clint. After a brief discussion of terms Captain Clint was on an airplane headed Back to Florida. First day on the job his skills were evident and before long Captain Clint was promoted to head supervisor. Now During his time there the Clint noticed these trucks coming in with loads of River reclaimed heart pine logs and leaving with loads of cash. His brain immediately clicked “I need to learn how to river log” . So he went home and contacted the nearest scuba shop so he could learn how to scuba dive. He attended his first class where he met his instructor Dave Kraken Stone . When Captain Clint
explained why he wanted to dive it immediately peeked the Krakens interest. The Kraken offered to trade with Captain Clint ” ill teach you how to dive and when you figure out river logging you teach me how to do that. ” The deal was struck , the friendship was made , and the legendary team that is the Dreadknots was taking form. Captain Clint Worked full time at the mill and spent three days a week working as a diver learning the river logging trade. After a few months Clint realized that he had learned as much as he could from working for someone else and it was time to start his own River Logging Crew. He Built a pull barge with help from his father in law Ashley Seago . Once the boat was built he recruited the Kraken to help dive and Chris Miller to drive the boat. The Team found immediate success and The Dreadknots were soon renowned as one of the best in the business. Ever the entrepreneur , Captain Clint decided that the Dreadknots should be more than just a River Reclaimed Heart Pine Logging company . He realized that by cutting out the middlemen and applying their cost effective approach they could offer people River Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring at a more reasonable price, thus Three Rivers Flooring Company was born. In 2012 after Several requests from both the State of FL and the Production Company , The Dreadknots Decided to participate in History channels hit television show Ax Men . They wanted to show America that real loggers pull more than 20 logs a season and that they were the best in the business. Captain Clint and the Dreadknots have claimed the title of kings of the river for two consecutive seasons. This year they enter the competition undefeated and looking for a three peat. The Legend that is Captain Clint and the Dreadknots continues………………..
Reverend Dave Kraken Stone
The legend of the KraKen began some 35 years ago in parts unknown somewhere near Rome. This mythical River Beast was given to humanity to capture imagination and inspire greatness. The KraKen’s tale starts off much like any other, he was born or discovered and grew….but he never stopped growing. He excelled in sports lettering 19 times in five different sports at Murray County High School. The KraKen attended
Valdosta State University on a football scholarship, earning degrees in both Criminal Justice and Psychology. Thisextraordinary creature followed his athletic passions to Europe and played in NFL across the pond; however he always felt homesick for his aquatic origins and longed to return to the ocean. He pursued scuba diving, turning it into a prosperous career. The KraKen is a NAUI Instructor trainer, and a Dive Rescue International Public Safety Instructor. He owns Southern Ocean Sports, and works for the Lowndes County Sherriff’s Office on their dive rescue and recovery team. Some time back the KraKen was irritating a wild gator in one of the rivers while logging, and that ornery reptilian aggressor tried to bite his arm off. He wrestled that savage beast with all his might and came out victorious. To warn other gators of his mythical abilities he fashioned that beast’s jaw bone into a knife, which
has become a very handy relic as he continues to battle carnivorous creatures of the deep. This life alternating experience inspired the KraKen to turn to a higher power: he became a reverend and still maintains the holy authority to marry folks and such. The KraKen was raised by David Stone, who works for Georgia Power, and Jo Ellen Stone, who is a school teacher with Murray county school systems. It has been rumored he has a sister Jessica Brown. The KraKen has spawned two future legends of the deep Doc and Waylon Stone.