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2020 QWA Club Challenge Round 2 Results

What a fantastic Return to Play for QWA members last weekend. 175 members took the opportunity to get back onto the platform. We saw hundreds of PB’s set, and numerous Australian and Queensland records, along with unofficial Commonwealth and Oceania records.

 

Full club by club results can be found at: https://www.awf.com.au/calendar

Just click on the green text to bring up the results.

 

CLICK HERE for the list of individual results

 

Club Summary Results Round 2

Club

Points

Cougars Weightlifting Club

835.9925

North Brisbane Weightlifting Association

734.9927

Thunder Barbell

727.1196

Milton Weightlifting Club

725.2746

Burleigh Barbell Club

676.0765

Sunshine Coast Weightlifting Club

648.6335

Toowoomba Weightlifting Association Inc

634.5582

Saints Weightlifting Club

614.5077

Southside Storm

493.3090

Stay True Weightlifting Club

487.4683

Ipswich Weightlifting Club

449.0811

Jimboomba Barbell Club

392.1286

Dungeon Barbell Club

323.3443

Bounce Weightlifting Club

107.5758

Barbell 4017

99.8776

Olypower

89.0606

Whitsunday Weightlifting Club

75.2566

 

Record Honor Board

 

Adrian Lamond

Ipswich Weightlifting

Jackson Solofa

Brandon Wakeling

Cougars Weightlifting

Miles Wydall

Clair Binch

Burleigh Barbell Club

Callum Hannay

Ebony Gorincu

Cougars Weightlifting

Miles Wydall

Emily De Rooy

Thunder Barbell

Bryce Knight

Erica Hamilton

Cougars Weightlifting

Miles Wydall

Graham Walker

Milton Weightlifting Club

Coral Quinell

Josh Sargeant

Cougars Weightlifting

Damon Kelly

Leo Lark

Milton Weightlifting

Michael Keelan

Levi Deans

Sunshine Coast Weightlifting

Barry Harden

Maddison Power

Burleigh Barbell Club

Callum Hannay

Matt Swift

Unattached

 

Matthew Lydement

Cougars Weightlifting

Damon Kelly

Rachael Robinson

Cougars Weightlifting

Miles Wydall

Ryley Porter

Cougars Weightlifting

Damon Kelly

Sarah Cochrane

Thunder Barbell

Bryce Knight

Steven Graham

Ipswich Weightlifting

Jackson Solofa

Tashaun Solofa

Ipswich Weightlifting

Jackson Solofa

Tim Redhead

Milton Weightlifting

Michael Keelan

Tori Gallegos

Toowoomba Weightlifting

Greg Hobl

 

Round 3 of the Club Challenge is now scheduled for the 5-13th December. If your club isn’t currently on the calendar for this period please email qwa@qwa.org to be added.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who made sure events were able to be run over the weekend. The Gold Star award in this category goes to Alex Croot for trekking off out to Miles to help Saints Weightlifting Club with their competition.

Published on 31 Jul 20 - 13:09

Volunteers - We Want you!!!!

We need volunteers to assist with running the QWA State U15 & Youth Championships in Toowoomba 15-16 August. All competitors are expected to volunteer for at least one session, or organise to have someone else volunteer for them.

All levels of referees can officiate at this event, and we will make sure that you have a mentor to guide you if this is your first time. Where gaps have been filled by Senior referees you can email the QWA at qwa@qwa.org to ask to be added to the slot with them. Make sure that you gain experience in all of the roles, and not just select refereeing.

Uniform for Technical officials – white shirt, navy pants/skirt, and a navy jacket – additional layers of clothing to suit the weather can be any colour – we don’t want you freezing to death.

Of course, this time round we also have the additional burden of ensuring COVID Safe compliance. You will see where this role has also been added to the sign-up schedule. If the time-slot is too long for you, you can organise to have someone share the timeslot with you. You will be given on the job training to fill this role.

Remember to bring your Blue Cards. You will receive a free QWA lanyard when you show your Blue card to the Operations Manager Deb Keelan at the event.

Spectator numbers will be limited at the event. The best way to ensure that you can attend a specific session is to sign up to volunteer.

https://signupschedule.com/qldweightlifting

The competition schedule can be found HERE

Latest news from Queensland Government COVID Safety 30/7/2020

 

To our sport and recreation community,

Under Stage 3 of the easing of restrictions, it is important to remember that all sport, active recreation and fitness organisations must comply with an approved Industry Covid-safe plan.

Approved Industry Plans restrict access to anyone who has:

  • COVID-19 or has been in direct contact with a known case of Covid-19 within the last 14 days
  • Flu-like symptoms or who is a high health risk (e.g. due to age or pre-existing conditions)
  • Travelled internationally
  • Travelled to a Covid declared hotspot.

With recently reported positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Queensland, please note the advice below and ensure your organisation and members are aware of these developments.

  1. Individuals who have been in close contact with a confirmed positive COVID case will be issued with quarantine directions by the Public Health Unit which will require them to isolate for 14 days.
  2. The Public Health Unit may be requesting contact tracing information from organisations today which must be provided within 1 hour of the request.
  3. If you or a family member are exhibiting any signs or symptoms of being unwell, please contact your GP or your local Queensland Health Fever and Respiratory Clinic.

In line with the above, any person who has visited affected locations identified by Queensland Health should not attend organised sport, active recreation or fitness activities until further information on the situation comes to hand. These locations can be found here via the contact tracing alerts page. You can also stay up to date with all COVID-19 Queensland Health alerts here.

Clubs are strongly advised to keep monitoring the situation in the implementation of its Industry Plan and ensure that contact tracing is in place in the event of a positive test.

Published on 30 Jul 20 - 13:39

Competition Entries and Information Qld U15/U17 State Championships

 

15-16 August 2020

Toowoomba State High School Gymnasium,

Stuart Street, Mt Lofty

Session:

Weigh-in Start

Weigh-in Finish

Competition Start

Saturday 15th August

 

 

 

1) U13 Modified competition Females (11)

7.30am

8.00am

8.30am

2) F40, 45, 49, 55, 59 (8)

8.00am

9.00am

10.00am

3) M49, 55, 61 (8)

10.00am

11.00am

12.00pm

4) F64 (8)

12.00pm

1.00pm

2.00pm

5) M67, 73 (10)

2.00pm

3.00pm

4.00pm

 

 

 

 

Sunday 16th August

 

 

 

6) U13 Modified competition Males (7)

8.00am

8.30am

9.00am

7) F71, 76, 81, 81+ (11)

8.30am

9.30am

10.30am

8) M81 (8)

10.30am

11.30am

12.30pm

9) M89, 96, 102, 102+ (7)

12.30pm

1.30pm

2.30pm

 

 

 

 

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CLICK HERE for PDF Version of the Entry list/Schedule

Saturday

 

Name

 

YOB

 

U15

Club

Entry total

Session 1

 

Ava Nelson

F

2010

U13

x

Southside Storm

30

 

 

Mary Dhot

F

2010

U13

x

BIMSC

30

 

 

Grace Cooper

F

2009

U13

x

Unattached

40

 

 

Helena Hanlon

F

2009

U13

x

Southside Storm

30

 

 

Amelie Graham

F

2008

U13

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

50

 

 

Olivia Coker

F

2008

U13

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

60

 

 

Josie Munyard

F

2009

U13

x

BIMSC

30

 

 

Lexi Seesink

F

2009

U13

x

Unattached

40

 

 

Shanya Hempsted

F

2008

U13

x

Unattached

50

 

 

Selina Richards

F

2008

U13

x

Saints

80

 

 

Addison Jeffries

F

2008

U13

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

68

Session 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot no.

BWT Cat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

F49

Aliyah Brightwell

F

2004

Youth

x

Jimboomba Barbell

77

401

F49

Lucy Webb

F

"2007

Youth

U15

Cougars

56

247

F49

Sophie Daley

F

2007

Youth

U15

Toowoomba

65

403

F55

Lauren Hastings

F

2004

Youth

x

Burleigh Barbell

104

104

F59

Katie Ward

F

2004

Youth

x

Milton

107

142

F59

Stefani Jenner

F

2003

Youth

x

Cougars

80

402

F59

Tayla Stephens

F

2005

Youth

U15

Cougars

122

206

F59

Lily Strange

F

2004

Youth

x

North Brisbane

140

301

F59

Jessica Brouff

F

2005

Youth

U15

Milton

91

Session 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

M49

Asher Manz

M

2007

Youth

U15

Burleigh Barbell

86

103

M55

Levi Deans

M

2006

Youth

U15

Sunshine Coast

136

227

M55

Will Chandler

M

2006

Youth

U15

Milton

91

112

M55

Levi Cobb

M

2005

Youth

U15

Cougars

95

131

M55

Will Cody

M

2003

Youth

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

120

119

M61

Joshua Strange

M

2006

Youth

U15

North Brisbane

140

123

M61

Koby Pocock

M

2006

Youth

U15

Unattached

105

53

M61

Jack Gibson

M

2004

Youth

x

BIMSC

144

Session 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

F64

Tori Gallegos

F

2003

Junior

x

Toowoomba

157

93

F64

Madison McDonald

F

2005

Youth

U15

Unattached

95

117

F64

Natasha Lynch

F

2006

Youth

U15

Unattached

86

159

F64

Adelaide Utz

F

2004

Youth

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

126

194

F64

Amity Salisbury

F

2003

Youth

x

Saints

104

220

F64

Katie Knight

F

2005

Youth

U15

Cougars

115

254

F64

Leela Petersen

F

2004

Youth

x

Barbell 4017

94

272

F64

Catie Strout

F

2003

Youth

x

Toowoomba

130

Session 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

M67

Daniel Teece

M

2005

Youth

U15

Saints

91

20

M67

Tait Stuart

M

2005

Youth

U15

Toowoomba

120

246

M67

Luke Bidgood

M

2004

Youth

x

Saints

152

95

M67

Harper Manz

M

2004

Youth

x

Burleigh Barbell

166

296

M67

Lachlan Lumb

M

2003

Youth

x

Unattached

158

14

M67

Pacee Hodge

M

2003

Youth

x

Jimboomba Barbell

125

86

M73

Leyland Hempsted

M

2006

Youth

U15

Unattached

90

153

M73

Trey Higham

M

2006

Youth

U15

Unattached

30

214

M73

Alexander Loft

M

2006

Youth

U15

Cougars

100

213

M73

Jordan O'Dell

M

2004

Youth

x

BIMSC

125

EX

M73

Lochlan Roberts

M

2005

Youth

U15

Cougars

105

Sunday

 

Lawson Solofa

M

2013

U13

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

40

Session 6

 

Connor Dennis

M

2011

U13

x

Milton

30

 

 

Atticus Manz

M

2010

U13

x

Burleigh Barbell

33

 

 

Brock Miller

M

2010

U13

x

Unattached

30

 

 

Zaine Robinson

M

2009

U13

x

Unattached

35

 

 

Nate Thorley

M

2008

U13

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

50

 

 

Tristan Higham

M

2007

U13

x

Unattached

30

Session 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

136

F71

Alana Castle

F

2007

Youth

U15

Unattached

88

70

F71

Cleo O'Dell

F

2007

Youth

U15

BIMSC

50

12

F71

Jacinta Sherwell

F

2006

Youth

U15

Olypower

111

138

F71

Adriarne Cracknell

F

2004

Youth

x

Ipswich

107

130

F71

Rialey Baty

F

2004

Youth

x

Magnetic

105

78

F71

Maddison Power

F

2003

Youth

x

Burleigh Barbell

165

45

F76

Jessica Rowe

F

2005

Youth

U15

Toowoomba

99

132

F76

Mackenzie Baty

F

2004

Youth

x

Magnetic

105

140

F76

Te Koria Watene

F

2004

Youth

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

129

23

F81+

Cayle Johnson

F

2004

Youth

x

Cougars

120

216

F81+

Hayley Dingle

F

2004

Youth

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

140

Session 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

243

M81

Kyle Munyard

M

2006

Youth

U15

BIMSC

126

286

M81

Lewis Symonds

M

2005

Youth

U15

Unattached

160

97

M81

Dylan Keeley

M

2005

Youth

U15

Unattached

74.9

161

M81

Lachlan Little

M

2005

Youth

U15

Cougars

98

259

M81

Joshua Reynolds

M

2004

Youth

x

Jimboomba Barbell

162

157

M81

Taj Marsh

M

2004

Youth

x

Unattached

209

Ex

M81

Sylvan Richardson

M

2004

Youth

x

Bounce

187

192

M81

Josh Sargeant

M

2004

Youth

x

Cougars

220

Ex

M81

Max Toller

M

2003

Youth

x

Dungeon Barbell

204

76

M81

Kaia Davis

M

"2004

Youth

x

Unattached

198

Session 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

M89

Archie Hohn

M

2004

Youth

x

Cougars

90

31

M89

Henry Bourne

M

2003

Youth

x

Saints

155

204

M96

Angus Loft

M

2003

Youth

x

Cougars

140

32

M102

Matthew Barrett

M

2003

Youth

x

Sunshine Coast

152

293

M102+

Joseph Haira-Te Maari

M

2005

Youth

U15

Magnetic

150

292

M102+

Tashaun Solofa

M

2005

Youth

U15

Ipswich Weightlifting

152

121

M102+

Robbie Walton

M

2004

Youth

x

Ipswich Weightlifting

160

Ex

M102+

Angus Ward

M

2003

Exempt

x

Milton

223

COMPETITION INFORMATION

CHANGES TO THE BODYWEIGHT CATEGORY: (Not required for those competing in the U13 modified competition.)

Need to be lodged by 12.00pm Thursday 13th August 2020 via email: qwa@qwa.org or text: 0438 031 377.

All competitors are expected to volunteer for a least one session during the competition program - or organise for a family member or friend to do this for them. The Sign-up Schedule link information will be circulated later this week.

To comply with COVID Safe Contact Tracing requirements we will be using a ticketing system to enable us to monitor numbers as per Government requirements. This relates in particular to spectators. We will be calculating our baseline numbers (athletes, coaches, Technical Officials and Volunteers) and the balance of numbers will ascertain spectator attendance numbers. This may mean that you will be unable to spend the time between your weigh-in and the start of your competition in the venue, unless you arrange to have a ticket to cover this period; or you may not be able to watch your family member or friend lift unless you arrange to have a ticket. Further information about this process will be released next week.

We appreciate your assistance and cooperation in meeting these requirements.

Remember:

You will be required to supply your name and contact details to enter the venue.

Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer; and do not attend if you are unwell or currently isolating.

Minimum Competition uniform requirements:

  • Close-fitting pants (shorts/bike pants) and a close fitting t-shirt that does not cover the elbows.

COMPETITORS MAY ALSO WEAR:

  • A collarless T shirt under a one piece lifting suit
  • Close-fitting pants under a one-piece lifting suit
  • A full body, one-piece unitard under a one-piece lifting suit
  • The top of a unitard that covers the elbows under  a one-piece lifting suit / or just the bottoms on their own under a one-piece lifting suit

COMPETITORS CAN NOT WEAR:

  • Loose fitting clothing
  • Anything that covers the elbows (apart from a unitard)
  • Shirts with collars
  • Any clothing that displays words, slogans, or images other than brand trademarks and/or weightlifting club / team names or logos
  • Lifting belts wider than 120mm

PHOTO ID MUST BE PRESENTED AT WEIGH-IN

For those that do not have a passport or photo ID student card, you will need to copy and show your birth certificate, together with a current photo to a JP, for signed verification. This document will then be able to be used as ID at weigh-in for this competition and also for National Championships.

MINIMUM WEIGHT:   

The minimum weight that can be attempted at QWA State Championships is 15kg. Rules for the modified Under 13 competition can be found below.

AWARDS:

Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in all bodyweight categories in both U15 and U17 age groups

Best lifter trophies: Best U15 Female; Best U15 Male lifter; Best U17 Female lifter; Best U17 Male lifter. (calculated using Sinclair)

U13 Modified competition

Participation medals for all competitors and Best lifter trophies for Best U13 Male and Best U13 Female calculated using Sinclair points 

 

AWF Competition Regulations for Participants Under the Age of 13 Years

Effective 1 July 2020

The Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) prescribes the following modified competition regulations to promote safe and enjoyable participation in weightlifting for children who are aged 12 and under at 31 December in the current calendar year (“Child Participants”). These modified regulations apply to weightlifting competitions conducted by the AWF, AWF State Members and affiliated Weightlifting Clubs.

The AWF, AWF State Members, affiliated Weightlifting Clubs, and individual members of any of the above who contribute to the organisation and/or delivery of weightlifting competitions have an obligation to take all reasonable precautions to avoid the risk of injury to participants, especially children.

Regulations for Open Competitions and all Championships (including U15 and School Championships)

Modified Rules

Child Participants must not participate in the same competition sessions as older participants.

Exclusive sessions must be conducted for Child Participants only. These sessions may be adjudicated by one Referee.

Child Participants must always be supervised and instructed by an accredited AWF Licenced Weightlifting Coach while engaged in weightlifting activities, including competitions.

Child Participants must wear clothing that is age appropriate, i.e. not too revealing or suggestive. For example, a T-shirt or singlet that completely covers the torso, and sport shorts, would be an acceptable outfit. They are not required to wear a one-piece weightlifting costume but may do so if they choose. They must wear closed-in shoes that provide protection, grip and stability.

Modified barbells, e.g. aluminium bars, plastic discs, plastic collars, etc., may be used by child participants in competition.

There are no Bodyweight Categories and no Records for Child Participants. Children are encouraged to participate in weightlifting for their enjoyment, and to develop and practice skills. Child Participants are weighed for the purpose of consistency in results management.

Weigh-in Procedure for Child Participants

  • The weigh-in commences one hour before the start of the competition session and lasts for 30 minutes.
  • The weigh-in is conducted in an open area, or in a room which is open to public view, i.e. the door must remain open when there is a child in the room.
  • they remain clothed and are weighed in the presence of two adults.
  • It is strongly recommended that the child’s parent/guardian be present at the weigh-in whenever possible.

Results

While the focus of the participation of children should be on enjoyment and learning, it is still useful to record results for their own interest and to track their progress. The results of Child Participant sessions should be uploaded to the AWF website along with all other competition sessions. The AWF results system will separate the Child Participants’ sessions from the main competition, in the presentation of results on the AWF website.

NOTE: The U13 competition will be conducted as per a normal competition. The only significant difference is a decreased weigh-in time.

Published on 28 Jul 20 - 16:35

News regarding National U15/U17 Championships

The significant rise in COVID-19 cases and the subsequent declaration of new coronavirus “Hot Spots” within Australia this month has forced the AWF, in consultation with Weightlifting Tasmania and the NSW Weightlifting Association, to postpone and relocate the 2020 National Youth & Under 15 Championships. It is now planned to combine the 2020 National Youth & Under 15 Championships with the National Senior and Under 23 and Junior Championships in Sydney on 24 – 28 November. The cooperation and understanding of all State Members, and particularly those that have been directly affected by the relocation of championships this year, either away from them – WA and TAS – or to them – NSW – is greatly appreciated.

 

Updated entry forms will be forwarded by the end of this week. In the meantime, please find below a summary of the revised qualification and entry dates; and schedule of entry fees.

 

The AWF continues to be cautiously optimistic about conducting national championships this year, but the health and safety of all participants is of course paramount. If it becomes necessary to make further changes to event schedules, I’ll endeavour to inform you all as soon as possible.

AWF National Youth & Under 15 Championships

Location: Sydney, NSW

Event date: 24th – 28th November 2020

Qualifying period: 11th January – 11th October 2020

Entries close: 16th October

 

AWF National Junior & Under 23 Championships

Location: Sydney, NSW

Event date: 24th – 28th November 2020

Qualifying period: 13th September 2019 – 11th October 2020

Entries close: 16th October

 

AWF National Senior Championships

Location: Sydney, NSW

Event date: 24th – 28th November 2020

Qualifying period: 15th February – 11th October 2020

Entries close: 16th October

 

Entry Fees:

 

One event

Under 15 Championships only            $80 per participant

Youth Championships only                  $80 per participant

Under 23 Championships only            $110 per participant

Junior Championships only                  $110 per participant

Senior Championships only                 $120 per participant

 

Two events

Youth + U15                                            $90 per participant

Junior + Youth                                        $120 per participant

U23 + Junior                                           $120 per participant

Senior + U23                                           $130 per participant

 

Three events

Junior + Youth + U15                             $130 per participant

U23 + Junior + Youth                            $130 per participant

Senior + U23 + Junior                           $140 per participant

 

Four events

U23 + Junior + Youth + U15                 $140 per participant

Senior + U23 + Junior + Youth             $150 per participant

 

 

   
Published on 23 Jul 20 - 11:30

AWF Super Squad - Ryley Porter

AWF Super Squad - Ryley Porter

Ryley Porter is one of six Queenslanders in the AWF Super Squad, a program developed by the Australian Weightlifting Federation to provide support and guidance to those lifters who are identified as having a strong potential to win Gold Medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Ryley was catapulted to the world stage after qualifying for the 2015 Commonwealth Championships as a junior, after competing only twice in Olympic weightlifting!

Training out of Crossfit Torian under the watchful eye of coach and dual Olympian Damon Kelly, Ryley now holds both Qld and AWF records and the number one spot in the country in the 81kg class.

My lifting journey started back in 2013 when I was 18 at Wiser1 Crossfit in Ipswich, where in the world of crossfit I developed the basic movement patterns. I had a great coach in Alex Felagai who saw potential in a young kid, and took me and some other athletes down to Cougars Weightlifting Club to get in front of coach Miles Wydall.

Miles introduced me to the sport of weightlifting and had me enter a few local competitions before I was blessed enough to make the Australian national team as a junior. I've been hooked on the sport ever since and have trained Olympic weightlifting for the last 6 years alongside my crossfit sports.

What does being a part of the AWF Super Squad mean to you?

Making the AWF Super Squad has been an awesome experience. The AWF Super Squad consists of athletes who have achieved an A grade total in competition. This entitles you to some athlete assistance and performance bonuses which were a God send during the whole COVID-19 pandemic. I feel very privileged to be able to be a part of a group of such superstar lifters.

Tell us about your life outside the gym?

I like to try and experience a lot of different things outside of the gym. I'm currently studying chiropractics which keeps me busy while balancing working and training. In my down time I've started learning Spanish and latin dancing, which is definitely something new to me!

What have been your weightlifting highlights to date?

One of my favourite highlights was my trip to India as a junior for the 2015 Commonwealth Championships. It was a brilliant trip where I met a lot of great athletes and coaches. I also can't go past the 2020 Australian Open in Canberra back in February, when I won gold and achieved A grade with a 304kg total (81kg class). It was just a great experience which made my parents extra proud, which means a lot as my whole life they've instilled in me a passion for health and fitness.

What advice would you have for lifters wanting to reach an elite level?

Be patient and consistent, whilst always refining and improving your movement patterns. In terms of patience, developing strength is like cooking a roast, you can't just crank the temp and expect it to cook faster! Consistency is king, it’s not about having the perfect program, rather just showing up and executing on the day of training ahead of you.

I put a lot of my success down to moving with efficient positions. I don’t have a massive strength background, but I get the most out of the strength that I do have and use speed to my advantage.

Lastly, eating to fuel your body right with the proper nutrition makes a world of difference. If you’re like me and not the best in that department, go see a professional sports dietitian, they are game changers.

 

For more information on the Australian Weightlifting Federation's High Performance Plan for 2021/22, click here.

*Hero image credit: The Weightlifting Platform

 

 

Published on 13 Jul 20 - 14:49

 

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