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Olitek 2014 National Senior & Junior Championships Results Book

CLICK HERE  for the full Results Book of the Olitek 2014 National Senior & Junior Championships, compiled by Jacquie White, the Victorian Weightlifting Association's Operations Manager.

Published on 17 Dec 14 - 13:48

Queensland Dominates the Olitek National Championships

At the recent Olitek 2014 National Senior & Junior Championships, many of the Melbourne locals described the warm conditions as “Queensland weather”. How appropriate that was. Because, while the sun shone brightly outside, Queensland’s lifters were on fire inside the Eleiko Victorian Weightlifting Stadium, home to this year’s “Olitek Nationals”.

With 54 lifters, Queensland pipped the host state by one, to be the largest contingent at these Olitek National Championships. And it was a team of quality as well as quantity, supported by coaches Miles Wydall (Head Coach), Angela Wydall, Greg Hobl and Craig Wegert; and Team Manager Tony Ropati-Frost.

 

In a field of 59 women and 121 men, Queensland’s lifters won a total of 9 Gold medals, 12 Silver medals; and 6 bronze medals.

In the Best Lifter stakes, Erika Ropati-Frost and Deborah Acason came 1st and 2nd respectively, in the Senior Women’s category.

 

Leo Lark was the Best Junior Male Lifter

 

and Michelle Kahi finished 3rd among the Junior Women.

 

Queensland won the Team shields for Junior Men; Junior Women; and Senior Women.  These 2014 titles are now added to the National Youth Men’s; Youth Women’s; Under 15 Men’s; and Under 15 Women’s shields that Queensland's younger lifters won back in October.

Victoria won the Senior Men’s shield, which is the only national team trophy that Queensland didn’t win this year. Seven out of eight is a great result, but we can’t rest on our laurels if we want to make it a clean sweep next year.  Look out 2015, the Queenslanders are coming!

CLICK HERE  for the results of the Olitek 2014 National Senior & Junior Championships

 



The Queensland Government provides funding for the Queensland Weightlifting Association to get more Queenslanders active through sport and recreation.

Published on 4 Dec 14 - 16:04

QWA League & QWA Masters League Grand Finals

17 November 2014
 

QWA Grand Final Fever

While South East Queensland prepared for record-breaking temperatures over the weekend, the hottest spot for weightlifting was the Gold Coast Weightlifting Club, where the QWA League and QWA Masters League concluded with the Grand Finals of each event.

Five women and five men contested the QWA Masters League Grand Final. Bronwyn Hitchener (Toowoomba) won the women’s section and Trevor Walz (Sunshine Coast) won the men’s.

In the QWA League Grand Final, the winners were Division 1: James Pakchung (Milton); Division 2: Beau Garrett (Gold Coast); Division 3: Lucy Graham (Cougars); and Division 4: Justin Newbery (Alive). And Beau Garrett won the lift-off in the Bonus Round.

For the first time, all six Grand Final winners were from different Clubs.

CLICK HERE  for the results of the QWA Masters League Grand Final

CLICK HERE  for the results of the QWA League Grand Final

 

The Queensland Government provides funding for the Queensland Weightlifting Association to get more Queenslanders active through sport and recreation.

Published on 17 Nov 14 - 13:12

2014 QWA League Grand Final & Masters League Grand Final

The Finalists in each of the 4 QWA League Divisions will go head-to-head for a share in $2,500 prize money this Saturday, at the 2014 QWA League Grand Final. This event will be held at the Gold Coast Weightlifting Club, 15 Taree St, Burleigh Heads.

The QWA Masters League Grand Final will be the first event of the day, commencing at 9:00am.

Program for Saturday 15th November:

Masters (men & women): Weigh In: 7:00 – 8:00am Start: 9:00am
Division 1: Weigh In: 9:00 – 10:00am Start: 11:00am
Division 2: Weigh In: 10:30 – 11:30am Start: 12:30pm
Division 3: Weigh In: 12:00 – 1:00pm Start: 2:00pm
Division 4: Weigh In: 1:30 – 2:30pm Start: 3:30pm
Bonus Round Winners of Div 1; Div 2; Div 3; Div 4 Start: 5:00pm

CLICK HERE   for the venue information and entry list.

Published on 12 Nov 14 - 11:34

2014 Queensland All Schools Championships

Students from 21 schools competed in the 2014 Queensland All Schools Championships, recently held at Toowoomba.

Fraser Jeavons (Brisbane Grammar School) broke Australian and Queensland Youth Records in the Clean & Jerk and Total; Jett Gaffney (Mackenzie State Campus) broke Australian and Queensland Under 15 Records in the Snatch and Total; and Aden Creed (Toowoomba SHS) broke a Queensland Youth Clean & Jerk Record.

The competition for the Best Lifter award in the Open Male division couldn’t have been much closer. The Sinclair scores of Harrison Gaffney (Rochedale SHS) and Jack Childs (Brisbane Grammar School) had to be scrutinised down to four decimal places, with the winner decided by a margin of 0.0008.

Harrison Gaffney from Rochedale State High School was the Best Male Lifter overall

 

Joshua Mak from St Laurence’s College was the Best Under 15 Male Lifter

 

Lydia Olsen from St Mary’s College was the Best Female Lifter overall

 

Ella Jones from Caloundra State High School was the Best Under 15 Female Lifter

 

The boys from St Laurence’s College won the Roman Wojcieszuk Shield again this year

 

CLICK HERE for the full competition results.

Published on 27 Oct 14 - 13:39

 

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