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Competition Wrap Up: 2020 Qld Masters Championships + Oly in the Outback

Well... what came to be "the last 'til we don't know when" QWA State Weightlifting competition, the 2020 Queensland Masters Championships + Oly in the Outback really was a fabulous event.

A big thank you to those of you who were able to support the event in Miles.

In total 77 lifters fronted up in the weigh-in room. 31 of these lifters then set to posting new PB’s, and 9 lifters set new records, on the all new ORIGIN platform. Great work all!!!

We had lifters come from as far north as Cairns, as far west as Mt Isa, and as far south as Gold Coast.

Saturday night saw a very large number of QWA members descend on the QHotel and proceed to eat them out of house and home. To be followed by the memorable karaoke efforts of Barry Harden from the Sunshine Coast.

A huge THANK YOU to Sonia Stenhouse and the very, very hospitable Saints Weightlifting Club members for putting together such a great show. Nothing was too much trouble for this country crew!! A BIG shout out to the fabulous DJ's that kept things rocking all weekend long.

Oly in the Outback prize winners took home a Condamine Bell trophy and $150 cash prize.

Find full competition results here

Thank you to the large dedicated team of Volunteers and Technical Officials that ensured the event ran smoothly. We couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you to Marty Field, Bowen Stuart and Sonia Stenhouse for photo content; and Bowen Stuart for streaming the event.

 

Best Lifter Awards went to:

Age Group Lifter Club

U15 Female

Nate Thorley

Ipswich Weightlifting

U15 Male

Olivia Coker

Ipswich Weightlifting

Youth Female

Amity Salisbury

Saints

Youth Male

Henry Bourne

Saints

Junior Female

Kylie Salisbury

Saints

Junior Male

Luke Bidgood

Saints

Senior Female

Christine Reid

Sunshine Coast

Senior Male

Chevy Sukkar

Ipswich Weightlifting

Masters Female

Paige Neal

Jimboomba Barbell

Masters Male

Ron Fraser

Burleigh Barbell Club

 

We also saw 6 competitors take part in the Modified rules competition. All those 2000+ YOB made me feel soooo old!!!:

Name

 

YOB

Club

Snatch

Clean & Jerk

Total

Nate Thorley

M

2008

IWC

28

42

70

Amelie Graham

F

2008

IWC

21

30

51

Addison Jeffries

F

2008

IWC

28

40

68

Olivia Coker

F

2008

IWC

28

42

70

Summa Salisbury

F

2011

Saints

11

10

21

Daniel Teece

M

2005

Saints

38

53

91

Lawson Solofa

M

2013

IWC

17

26

43

Selina Richards

F

2008

Saints

31

40

71

Helena Hanlon

F

2009

SSS

12

17

29

 

A HUGE thank you to the sponsors of the Oly in the Outback event:

Major sponsors:

Origin

Western Downs Regional Council

MPC Kinetic

Miles State High School - for the use of their fabulous venue and AV equipment.

The Q Hotel

Supporting Businesses:

Miles IGA

Stenhouse Fitness

Foodworks Miles

Kerwicks Earthworks

Richards Transport

The Creek Café

Chaplains Butchery

Murilla Community Centre

No Bull Painting & Decorating

Bruce Jackson

Electeck Services

PFD Food Services

 

 

Best Queensland Masters Male lifter of the 2020 State Championships went to Ron Fraser of Burleigh Barbell Club coached by Callum Hannay.

Ron competed in the 65-69 year age group - 81kg category finishing with a best Snatch of 67kg, 93kg clean & Jerk and 160kg Total earning an SMF score of 333.409

Best Queensland Masters Female lifter of the 2020 State Championships went to Paige Neal of Jimboomba Barbell Club coached by Greg Oliver.

Paige competed in the 45-49 years age group, 64kg category foinishing with a best of 60kg in the Snatch, 77kg in the Clean & Jerk, and 137kg in the Total earning a SMF score of 214.768

 

 

Records Broken

Lifter

Bwt Cat

Age Group

Record Level

Record Type

New Record

Colin Schram

M89

Mast 40-44

QLD

SNATCH

100kg

Diana Loy

F59

Mast 55-59

QLD

CJ

61kg

Diana Loy

F59

Mast 55-59

AWF

CJ

61kg

Diana Loy

F59

Mast 55-59

QLD

TOTAL

101kg

Jakob Daniels

M102

Senior

QLD

SNATCH

126kg

Lesley Moyle

F71

Mast 75-79

QLD

SNATCH

26kg

Lesley Moyle

F71

Mast 75-79

QLD

CJ

37kg

Lesley Moyle

F71

Mast 75-79

AWF

CJ

37kg

Lesley Moyle

F71

Mast 75-79

QLD

TOTAL

63kg

Lesley Moyle

F71

Mast 75-79

AWF

TOTAL

63kg

Paige Neal

F64

Mast 45-49

QLD

SNATCH

60kg

Paige Neal

F64

Mast 45-49

QLD

CJ

77kg

Paige Neal

F64

Mast 45-49

QLD

TOTAL

137kg

Peter Foster

M109

Mast 50-54

QLD

SNATCH

90kg

Robyn Morgan

F81

Mast 45-49

QLD

CJ

80kg

Rohan Cuffe

M102

Mast 35-39

AWF

CJ

150kg

Rohan Cuffe

M102

Mast 35-39

QLD

CJ

150kg

Ron Fraser

M81

Mast 65-69

QLD

SNATCH

67kg

Ron Fraser

M81

Mast 65-69

AWF

SNATCH

67kg

Ron Fraser

M81

Mast 65-69

AWF

CJ

93kg

Ron Fraser

M81

Mast 65-69

QLD

CJ

93kg

Ron Fraser

M81

Mast 65-69

QLD

TOTAL

160kg

Ron Fraser

M81

Mast 65-69

AWF

TOTAL

160kg

Stephen Johnstone

M102

Mast 60-64

AWF

SNATCH

81kg

Stephen Johnstone

M102

Mast 60-64

QLD

SNATCH

81kg

Stephen Johnstone

M102

Mast 60-64

AWF

TOTAL

166kg

Stephen Johnstone

M102

Mast 60-64

QLD

TOTAL

166kg

 

 

 

Published on 31 Mar 20 - 8:37

Latest News 19th March 2020

Dear all

It is planned to continue with the running of the Weightlifting competition in Townsville on 11th April even though the NQ Games has been cancelled. This will of course need to be reconsidered if limits to numbers of  people attending indoor gatherings are altered from the current level. Entries can continue to be made online via the QWA website: http://www.qwa.org/Calendar.aspx A $20 entry fee will apply, refundable if the event is cancelled. If this isn't set up when you register please make payment via:

QWA account details for EFT or Direct Deposit:

Please include your name in the description field when making EFT or Direct Deposit

              Bank:                                Westpac

Account Name:               Qld. Weight Lifting Association

BSB:                                  034080

Account Number:           750770

 

Appointments to the QWA Management Committee at the recent AGM held in Toowoomba 8th March 2020

President: Rawena Tairi

Vice President: Greg Hobl

Secretary: Jemma Cowper

Treasurer: Rebecca Gowland

Ordinary members:

Leanne Knox

Callum Hannay

Luke Gardner

James Norman.

A vote of thanks to outgoing Committee members: Mike Keelan, Damon Kelly and Lawrie Townsend was recorded. Changes to the Constitution were approved, and now wait to be endorsed by the Office of Fair Trade.

 

Keep well!

Deb:)

 

 

Published on 19 Mar 20 - 14:53

2020 Qld Junior & U23 State Championships Wrap up

What a fantastic display of talent from our up and coming Junior and U23 lifters at the 2020 Q Junior and U23 Championships held in Toowoomba over the weekend of the 7-8th March.

Once again thank you to those very generous TO’s and Volunteers for giving up their weekend to help run the event, and in particular those that weren’t competing in the event.

Alex Croot

Lesley Moyle

Rebecca Gowland

Rawena Tairi

Bronwyn Hitchener

Bryce Knight

Keith Forbes

Erika Yamasaki

Bob Kennedy

Kim Walker

Adair Forsythe

Jakob Daniels

Isabel Dowe

Tait Stuart

Bowen Stuart

Gabrielle Snowdon

Barry Harden

David Hockins

Callum Hannay

Steven Graham

Thank you also to all the hard-working crew from the Toowoomba Weightlifting Association in the set-up and running of the competition. BIG thank you to Lisa Souter – Barrister, and all the helpers in the canteen! Love your country hospitality! Thank you, Bowen & Telstra, for the live stream and all those awesome photos!

Congratulations to Steve Graham on successfully upgrading to National level referee at the event.

With 81 entries it was a very busy, full two days of competition. PB’s were set by 58 of these lifters – a fabulous start to their 2020 competition year.

State & National records were also broken by:

Mia Gaudry - F55 / Junior (QLD)

Mia Gaudry - F55 / U23 (QLD)

Maddison Power - F71 / Youth (QLD)

Maddison Power - F71 / Youth (AWF)

Maddison Power - F71 / Junior (QLD)

Maddison Power - F71 / U23 (QLD)

Emily De Rooy F76 / Junior (QLD)

Madeleine Whatman - F76 / U23 (QLD)

Erica Hamilton F81 / Junior(QLD)

Stefanie Clinton F76 / U23 (QLD)

Stefanie Clinton F76 / U23 (AWF)

Jack Gibson - M55 / U23 (QLD)

Tori Gallegos - F64 /Youth (AWF)

Tori Gallegos - F64 /Junior (QLD)

Tori Gallegos - F64 / U23 - (QLD)

Josh Sargeant M81 / Youth (QLD)

Lydia Olsen - F71 / U23 (QLD)

Kelsey Francis F81 / Junior (QLD)

Kelsey Francis F81 / U23 (QLD)

Find full competition results here

 

Best lifter awards went to:

Tori Gallegos

 

Jett Gaffney and Keisuke Hisashi

Junior Female: Tori Gallegos, TWA coached by Greg Hobl

U23 Female: Tori Gallegos, TWA coached by Greg Hobl

Junior Male: Jett Gaffney, Cougars coached by Miles Wydall

U23 Male: Keisuke Hisashi, Cougars coached by Miles Wydall

William Faulkner Performance Awards calculated using Forbes points went to:

Pieta Hansen

 

Ahrie Jerred-Trembath

Junior Female: Pieta Hansen, Cougars coached by Miles Wydall

U23 Female: Pieta Hansen, Cougars coached by Miles Wydall

Junior Male: Ahrie Jerred-Trembath Cougars coached by Miles Wydall

U23 Male: Ahrie Jerred-Trembath, Cougars coached by Miles Wydall

 

Published on 19 Mar 20 - 10:24

News updates - AWF Junior & U23 National Championships

From the AWF:

As predictions on the spread of the COVID-19 virus become more alarming every day, I’d like to update you on the AWF’s current plans in regard to the 2020 AWF National Junior & Under 23 Championships. Entries for this competition close soon and we realise that State Members will be uncertain about making travel and accommodation bookings for their teams in case of cancellations. According to the latest reports on COVID-19 in Australia, what happens in the next few weeks will indicate just how bad things will get. With this in mind, we will continue to monitor the situation daily and confirm the status of the event no later than Thursday 9th April. If the event can continue as planned, that will give everyone five weeks to finalise their arrangements. If the championships cannot go ahead as a single event, we will propose an alternate format.

If the championships cannot safely be conducted with all participants in one place, it will become an “email competition”. Each State Member will be asked to conduct a competition for entrants within their own state or territory on the weekend of 15th – 17th May and email the results to the AWF. The AWF will still provide event T-shirts, medals and trophies and will assist State Members to run their event locally by returning a portion of the entry fees collected from each state’s athletes to the relevant State Member. In this case, the AWF will determine the cost of T-shirts, medals, trophies and postage, and calculate the balance to be returned to State Members on a per-capita basis according to their entries.

Please find attached another useful fact sheet on organising public gatherings, from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

REMINDER  FROM THE QWA OFFICE To ensure you have your necessary uniform items of a minimum of a Queensland lifting suit and t-shirt in your size you need to place your orders by tomorrow 19th March. To order out-of-stock items email qwa@qwa.org by tomorrow 19th March.

Published on 18 Mar 20 - 7:52

Final Entries Q. Masters & Oly in the Outback

Find final entries: HERE

TO/Volunteer Roster: HERE

Map of venue: HERE

 

Published on 12 Mar 20 - 14:04

 

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