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Uesaka Barbell Australia QWA League & Masters League FINAL entries now open!!

Online entries for the Uesaka Barbell Australia QWA League & Masters League finals are now open. Below you will find the Top 10 finalists for each Division. To secure your place in the competition please register by 20th October. After this date entries will be offered to the next lifters on the list. Please also email qwa@qwa.org if you have any questions or do not intend on entering this competition, this will assist greatly in the organisation of this competition.

Saturday 25th November 2017 at Brisbane Barbell Club

Masters Women

Bronwyn Hitchener

1962

TWA

57.55

85.78

143.33

Tara Noonan

1980

BBC

62.97

73.68

136.65

Angela Barnas

1980

SCWC

48.88

76.71

125.59

Rachel Nicola

1974

Ipswich

59.05

66.12

125.17

Meg Emerton

1953

CWC

50.69

73.56

124.25

Ellen Willis

1965

GCWC

50.13

65.43

115.56

Deborah Hastings

1979

GCWC

50.79

62.86

113.65

Leandra Miscamble

1956

GCWC

42.17

64.23

106.40

Julie Davis

1952

NBWC

46.39

49.81

96.20

Rawena Tairi

1966

GCWC

38.96

51.40

90.36

 

Masters Men

Colin Schram

1977

ABC

64.2

84.66

148.86

Bobby Johnson

1977

SS

61.1

81.79

142.89

Robert Davison

1975

ABC

61.15

75.70

136.85

Joshua Wood

1978

GCWC

54.45

70.69

125.14

Greg Henwood

1969

 

48.22

62.60

110.82

Callum Hannay

1979

GCWC

48.74

59.60

108.34

John Hanlon

1966

 

44.58

57.03

101.61

Lincoln Hanson

1980

CWC

61.05

39.63

100.68

Jeff Davie

1974

CWC

 

82.74

82.74

Rustin Selvey

1974

GCWC

 

80.83

80.83

 

Sunday 26th November 2017 at Brisbane Barbell Club

Division 1

Adrienne Karniewicz

1984

CVWC

78.74

85.03

163.77

Morgan Michel

1992

CWC

75.86

82.13

157.99

Jacinta Carroll

1992

BB

74.54

80.26

154.80

Michael Dunne

1989

Milton

69.01

75.85

144.86

Charisma Amoe-Tarrant

1999

NBWC

50.89

92.09

142.98

Jakob Daniels

1995

SCWC

55.4

76.69

132.09

Tara Noonan

1980

BBC

64.98

64.75

129.73

Colin Schram

1977

Alive

54.57

72.59

127.16

Andrew Taylor

1988

Saints

34.2

65.29

99.49

Robert Davison

1975

ABC

38.63

52.15

90.78

 

Division 2

Devon Kitts

1993

NBWC

68.33

77.78

146.11

Leanne Thomas

1987

GCWC

66.2

74.27

140.47

Bobby Johnson

1977

SS

63.54

74.78

138.32

Adrian Lamond

1979

IBC

67.64

67.64

135.28

Susan Schirmer

1989

TWA

47.69

76.88

124.5

Rebecca Jakubovsky

1983

DBC

50.4

72.52

122.92

Byron McGregor

1995

SCWC

60.40

60.40

120.81

John Brown

1980

BBC

54.78

54.78

109.55

Alana Evans

2003

MILTON

43.01

63.29

106.30

Matthew Eichmann

2000

MILTON

44.55

61.61

106.16

 

Division 3

 

Mitchell Levy

1983

NBWC

61.38

76.15

137.53

Joshua Wood

1978

GCWC

61.18

65.65

126.83

Amy Siebenhausen

1986

IBC

57.47

68.66

126.13

Angela Barnas

1980

SCWC

47.59

70.52

118.11

Joanne Shack

1988

NBWC

56.04

61.60

117.64

Greg Henwood

1969

 

49.64

49.16

98.80

Cooper Ward

2002

Bounce

52.04

45.28

97.32

Blake Mammarella

1995

Bounce

 

88.20

88.20

Ellen Willis

1965

GCWC

36.10

46.16

82.26

Kacie Reynolds

1991

Gold Coast

81.43

81.43

 

Division 4

 

Maddie Whatman

1998

GCWC

41.85

58.60

100.45

 

Kim Walker

1977

GCWC

40.34

49.54

89.88

 

Rebecca Hopf

1984

TWA

41.04

46.08

87.12

 

Jed Rogers

2002

 

47.23

31.79

79.02

 

Scott Mark

1964

 

 

63.77

63.77

 

Leandra Miscamble

1956

GCWC

23.36

38.79

62.15

 

Andrea Arnold

1975

ABC

 

60.07

60.07

 

Barbara Bough

1977

GC

59.17

 

59.17

 

Rawena Tairi

1966

GCWC

23.04

34.63

57.67

 

John Hanlon

1966

SS

20.75

32.97

53.72

 
Published on 17 Oct 17 - 12:22

Coaching News

We often report on the achievements of our athletes, but what about what goes on behind the scenes from the Coaching perspective.

With a number of our Queensland Coaches being appointed to Australian team coaching positions at the recent Commonwealth & Oceania Championships at the Gold Coast I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you what it meant for them to be selected.

Sonia Stenhouse

Team Manager, Commonwealth Junior Team

Coaching accreditation level: One online module away from AWF State Coach (Level 2)

What did it mean to you to be selected for this role? I was very excited that AWF selected me for this role, after being involved in the sport for a relatively short time. I was very thankful for the experience as Team Manager that I have gained through my Team Manager roles with QWA and the experience I have gained as coach of Saints Weightlifting Club. I was definitely very excited but very nervous!

How did the team you were involved with go? This was the first International level competition for most of our athletes, and they all did a fantastic job on the platform. Our team had many successes and between them came away with 1 Gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in the Commonwealth Junior Competition.

What were the lifting highlights for you in your role? When I wasn’t attending weigh ins or supervising athletes at the Hotel, I tried to attend the venue as much as I could to watch and assist our lifters. So many great performances. I just relished the opportunity to witness such experienced elite lifters from warmup to the platform. Watching experienced team coaches in action at competition was also a highlight for me and an opportunity I certainly appreciated.

Any other competition highlights? For me it was getting to know so many new people. From our team athletes, to their parents, and of course the many coaches, managers and officials from throughout Australia and abroad that all came together for this event.

It was very satisfying to be involved in such a successful competition and I am very grateful to the AWF for the opportunity I was given.

Regan Hams

Commonwealth Youth Head Coach

Coaching accreditation level: AWF National Coach (Level 3)

What did it mean to you to be selected for this role? This was my first time being selected as a Head Coach on an Australian Team so I was over the moon to be selected in this important role. It was an all new experience with plenty of learning with much more responsibility on the team and athlete outcomes.

How did the team you were involved with go? The youth team won a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals against the best Youth lifters in the commonwealth. The men's team also won the best team award against all the other men's teams in the commonwealth! A few of our lifters also hit State and National records.

What were the lifting highlights for you in your role? Too many to name them all - So many Pbs and records - was a great performance all round.

Any other competition highlights? Winning the mens team trophy. For alot of the Youth team it was their first time lifting for Australia, so it was fantastic to see the excitement and the amazing experience for them.

Linzey Beister

Oceania Senior Team Coach

Coaching accreditation level: AWF National Coach (Level 3)

What did it mean to you to be selected for this role? I was very proud to be selected for this role as it was my first International senior role, I have Coached youth and junior internationally before.

What were the lifting highlights for you in your role? Being able to work with the senior athletes was a highlight.

Any other competition highlights? Brandon Wakeling lifting 284kg (International 1 standard) and becoming the second highest ranked athlete in Australia.

Greg Hobl

Assistant Coach Senior Commonwealth Championships Team

Coaching accreditation level: AWF National Coach (Level 3)

  • It always means a great deal to me to be selected to represent my country as a coach. It is always a great honour and something I don’t take for granted. When selected on such a team I believe it is my duty to use my coaching expertise to assist the athletes to achieve the best possible result for them and the team. It also means I get to work with and learn from other talented and dedicated coaches. And, of course, I get to work closely with a group of exceptionally talented athletes.
  • The Senior Commonwealth Team performed well at the Championships considering the standard of competition was extremely high, bringing home 3 sliver medals and 1 bronze medal. Many Australian lifters were, of course, also using the Championships as a way to try and improve their standings in the Commonwealth Games selection rankings, so this added another factor which had to be taken into account in my coaching role.
  • There were a number of highlights for me personally. Working as the lead coach with such experienced athletes as Erika Yamasaki and Deb Acason was a great enjoyment. Helping Erika achieve a silver medal, Deb achieve a PB ‘comeback’ total and Leo Lark achieve an 8kg PB total were my highlights.
  • There were many other great lifters at the competition such as Steven Kari and Apolonia Vaivai who produced memorable results. Another ‘highlight’ was the men’s 105kg B session! This was for two reasons. Firstly, it was the international debut for Lawson Dingle who I personally coach and secondly it was the first time I had experienced a weightlifting session that began on one day and finished on another!!!

Angela Wydall

Head Coach, Senior Oceania Team

Coaching accreditation level: AWF National Coach (Level 3)

What did it mean to you to be selected for this role? This is my 30th appointment as coach of an Australian Team, but I still love how every team is different.

How did the team you were involved with go? Overall Senior Oceania Team lifted well including medals and personal bests

What were the lifting highlights for you in your role? I particularly enjoyed the buzz that the senior lifters are feeling in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games and seeing this bring out the best in some lifters.

Any other competition highlights? Working with athletes and coaches from interstate - some I have worked with many times over the years, others were on the team for the first time.

Miles Wydall

Coach Commonwealth Senior Team

Coaching accreditation level: AWF National Coach (Level 3)

What did it mean to you to be selected for this role? – It’s always a great honour to be selected to represent your country – I love the feeling of escaping from my normal life into the weightlifting bubble that develops from being part of the team in a week-long full team International event.

For me the highlight of the competition was 2 fold:

  1. seeing all the new Australian reps on the platform from multiple clubs in Qld and their pride and excitement in representing their country.
  2. seeing our officials and coaches/ managers like Sonia and Leslie Moyle now performing their duties so well on the International stage – it’s amazing how far they have come and what opportunities the sport has given them.

All these coaches started on their coaching pathway with a Level 1 AWF Coaching course. Start your journey now at: http://www.awf.com.au/education/coaches

Despite my best efforts I couldn't find a photo of the coaches to go with this, so thought it was appropriate to include a photo of those that keep the coaches under control out in the back room at competitions. smiley

 

 

Published on 11 Oct 17 - 16:53

Uesaka Barbell Australia Qld Cup results

What a fantastic two days of weightlifting last weekend with the running of the Inaugural Uesaka Barbell Australia Qld Cup at Cougars Weightlifting Club, Brisbane. In the not too distance past the QWA had to think of ways to make competition opportunities for lifters by introducing competitions that included formulas, to give an element of competition across bodyweight categories. Now that the sport has grown so much we are pleased to see competition within bodyweight categories and intense battles for the medal placings. A number of gold medals weren't decided until the last lift.

A big thank you to Uesaka Barbell Australia for sponsoring the event. Thank you to host Club Cougars for all your hard work. And a big thank you to the team of Technical Officials who gave up their free time to officiate.

The top 3 clubs at the end of the weekend were:

Cougars Weightlifting Club

Team 1:

Place

Points

Jett Gaffney

1

28

Quyen Nguyen

1

28

Jeb Wesener

1

28

Robin Parr

1

28

Tess Milton

1

28

Erika Yamasaki

1

28

 

Total:

168

Ipswich Barbell Club:

 

 

Amy Siebenhausen

3

23

Rachel Nicola

1

28

Ilease Lorberg

1

28

Jackson Solofa

1

28

Jake Jacquin

1

28

Adrian Lamond

2

22

 

Total:

157

Brisbane Barbell Club:

 

 

Andrew Sweeney

1

28

Alan Songhwan Park

4

22

Royce Dunne

1

28

Jacinta Carroll

1

28

Maddie Joslin

5

21

Cassie Todd

1

28

 

Total:

155

The big, and the small of the Weightlifting world!!!

CLICK HERE for the full results, including PB's and records.

Published on 11 Oct 17 - 12:11

EOI Queensland Masters Team Coach/Manager Vacant position

The QWA is happy to announce that the position of Head Coach for the Queensland team for this years National Masters Weightlifting Championship event being held in conjunction with the Oceania Masters, Pacific Rim Masters Tournament and Masters World Cup at Mantra On View at Surfers Paradise, 26-30 October has been filled.

There remains a vacancy for a Coach/Manger to work with the Head Coach. Accomodation and where necessary travel arrangements will be organised and paid for by the QWA. Applications for this position are now being sought. Please find further information below:

COACH APPLICATION FORM

MASTERS COACH SELECTION POLICY

Completed EOI forms are required to be lodged at the QWA office by email by Friday 13th October at 5pm. If you need further information please email qwa@qwa.org

Published on 11 Oct 17 - 11:22

ALL SCHOOLS COMPETITION INFORMATION

PLEASE FIND INFORMATION RELATING TO THE 2017 ALL SCHOOLS COMPETITION AT: CLICK HERE

Published on 10 Oct 17 - 18:50

 

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