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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

Olitek 2014 National Senior & Junior Championships Entries and Schedule

The Olitek 2014 National Senior & Junior Championships will be held at the VWA Stadium, Linda Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria, on Friday 28th November - Sunday 30th November.

CLICK HERE  for the preliminary entry list and competition schedule.

Published on 24 Oct 14 - 14:45

Qld Teams Selected For Olitek National Championships

21 October 2014

The largest Queensland contingent ever to travel to a national weightlifting championship will descend upon Melbourne next month for the Olitek 2014 National Senior & Junior Championships.

58 weightlifters will represent Queensland over three days of competition at this year’s Olitek Nationals, commencing on Friday 28th November. The Queensland Team will be supported by four appointed Team Coaches.

From the overall pool of 58 athletes, the QWA has nominated the lifters who will accrue points in the National Team Championships. The selection of athletes to make up these “teams–within–a–team” is based on their current National Ranking and limited by the competition regulations to 8 men and 7 women, with no more than 2 athletes in the same bodyweight category, plus 2 reserves per team.

The Queensland Contingent:

Head Coach Miles Wydall
Coach Angela Wydall
Coach Greg Hobl
Assistant Coach Craig Wegert

Senior Men’s Championships Team

Category Athlete Name
62kg David Hockins
69kg Michael Ward
77kg Mitchell Delbridge
77kg Benjamin Shaw
94kg Luke Gardner
105kg Regan Hams
105kg Linzey Beister
+105kg Damon Kelly
Reserve (69kg) David Capill
Reserve (77kg) Jonathan Pakchung

Senior Women’s Championships Team

Category Athlete Name
48kg Mary Barter
53kg Erika Ropati-Frost
58kg Jessica Lai
58kg Tia-clair Toomey
69kg Michelle Kahi
75kg Keya Woodland
+75kg Deborah Acason
Reserve (53kg) Taylor Ryan
Reserve (+75kg) Bonnie Sleeman

Junior Men’s Championships Team

Category Athlete Name
56kg Liam Hanlon
69kg Mitchell Eichmann
69kg Joshua Mak
77kg Leo Lark
77kg James Norman
85kg Barry Havenga
94kg Shane Wagner
105kg Marcus Lewis
Reserve (77kg) Alex Bax
Reserve (77kg) Matthew Warren

Junior Women’s Championships Team

Category Athlete Name
58kg Georgia Gaffney
63kg Paige Kimmince
69kg Michelle Kahi
69kg Lydia Olsen
75kg Emma Zawila
+75kg Alyssa Collins

Senior Men

Category Athlete Name
69kg Sean O’Neill
77kg Leo Lark
77kg Beau Garrett
77kg James Norman
85kg Dale Finlayson
85kg Shane Orr
85kg Tim Holdsworth
85kg Steve Stockley
94kg Shane Wagner
105kg Jonathan Coy
105kg Caleb Sullivan
105kg Liam Hadfield
105kg Marcus Lewis
105kg William Freer
+105kg Jackson Solofa
+105kg Pito Levi

 Senior Women

Category Athlete Name
53kg Alicia Spencer
63kg Tai-anne Blair
63kg Leanne Knox
63kg Nadine Newberry
63kg Darcia Ondrovcik
63kg Samara Leamon
63kg Diana Loy
69kg Ebony Gorincu
75kg Lucy Graham
75kg Malgorzata Soroka
75kg Monica Lopez Villareal
75kg Stacy Koh

 

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

Published on 22 Oct 14 - 9:27

 

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