Sunshine Coast Regional Championships 2018

Sunshine Coast Regional Championships 2018

Gymnast from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club have just finished competing at the Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Regional Championships. Over 260 Gymnast from eight clubs reaching from Wide Bay to Caboolture attended the Championships.

The Cooroy Gymnastics Club sent thirty gymnast to the competition in levels 3 to 6 in both mens and womens events. Even though the number of gymnast from Cooroy was small the result was great with many successes, including 4 all around championships: Cheyne Barron WAG Level 4 open, Amy Kerz WAG level 6 open, Ashton Davis MAG level 3 open and Flynn MacKeown MAG level 6. The club also had many gymnasts finishing just outside the medals in personal best performances.

Gymnast from will now prepare for the upcoming Queensland State Championships which will be held in Brisbane from 23rd to 26th September. This event will also host the Queensland Regional Challenge, where the best competitors in each level will compete against each other, Cooroy had six gymnasts selected for this event: Cheyne Barron, Amy Kerz, Ashton Davis, Oscar Robinson ,Mackenzie Jones and Flynn MacKeown.

Final Results:
Womens Division

    WAG Level 3 open:
  • Melody Easton: 2nd All Around, 1st Uneven Bars, 2nd Beam & 1st Floor
  • Madison Allen 3rd Vault
    WAG Level 4 open:
  • Cheyne Barron 1st All Around, 1st Uneven Bars, & 2nd Floor
  • Monique Blackmore: 1st Floor
  • Sarah Janssen: 3rd Floor
    WAG Level 5 open:
  • Georgia Brown: 1st Uneven Bars
  • Isabel Iriondo: 3rd Uneven Bars
  • Zoe Allen: 1st Beam
    WAG Level 6 open:
  • Amie Kerz: 1st All Around, 2nd Uneven Bars, 1st Beam

Mens Division

    MAG Level 3 open:
  • Ashton Davis: 1st All Around, 3rd Floor, 1st Rings, 1st Vault, 1st Parallel Bars, 1st High Bar
  • Eli Brauman: 3rd Rings
  • Dermot Craig: 2nd Rings, 3rd Parallel Bars
    MAG Level 4 open:
  • Oscar Robinson: 3rd All Around, 3rd Rings, 2nd Vault, 1st High Bar
  • Mackenzie Jones: 3rd Floor, 2nd Parallel Bars
    MAG Level 6:
  • Flynn Mackeown: 1st All Around, 1st Floor, 1st Pommel, 2nd Rings, 1st Vault, 1st Parallel Bars

 

Cooroy Gymnast Wins Three Golds at National Titles

Cooroy Gymnast Wins Three Golds at National Titles

Cooroy gymnast, Finlay Jones, achieved one of his goals this year which was to qualify for his first National Gymnastics Championships. The competition was the culmination of ten years of training and being selected onto the Queensland State Team for the competition at the Hisense Arena in Melbourne. The two week event saw almost 1500 of Australia’s best competitors in the five gym sports vie for national titles.

On the first day of the mens two day competition, Finlay rallied together with his Queensland team mates to win the Level 7 Open Australian team title. The Queenslanders were clear winners of the event beating their rivals by over 7 points. The Cooroy gymnast was instrumental in the win with a day one high score 1.435 in front of the competition and contributing five out of six scores towards the team combined tally.

On the second day of their event, gymnasts were looking to bank a second round of consistent competition scores for the prestigious ‘all around’ title and the six individual apparatus championships that were up for grabs. Finlay was able to put together another consistent round sticking five out of six events to win the Level 7 Open Australian Championship with a score of 144.796 over the two days.

The second day of competition also sees the apparatus specialists coming forward in each event looking for a win in their pet events. Finlay stepped up to the challenge with another Australian Championship on parallel bars and a close second place on rings missing another win by just .067 of a point. Finlay had two other top ten finishes, with a fourth place on high bar and a seventh place on floor.

Finlay works daily with his coach Jeff who was ecstatic at his results. Jeff said, “Finlay has worked hard to achieve the win. He is now seeing the result of his dedication at training.” They will now work together and plan for next years event with new and bigger skills as their goal.

 

WAG AGDA Invitational

WAG AGDA Invitational

Cooroy Gymnastics Club sent 37 girls to the AGDA Invitational at Deception Bay in the first competitive competition for the girls for 2018.

Twelve Gymnastics Clubs from as far away as Dalby, the Gold Coast and Wide Bay were represented with over 350 competitors taking part.

The Level 1 and 2 girls took part in a non competitive ribbon event. The level 3 competitors in both the under and open devisions were outstanding. For some of these girls it was their first competition. All of the Cooroy competitors shone with almost everyone finishing with at least one top 10 apparatus result and many finishing with multiple top 10 placings.

The Cooroy Gymnasts won 4 gold medals on apparatus and 1 prestigious all around award.

Results

    Level 3 Unders:
  • Annika Bojanowski - 1st Floor
  • Aliza Bage-Butler - 4th Vault
  • Madeleine Stevens - 4th Vault; 6th Bars
  • Giselle Greig - 5th Bars
    Level 3 Overs:
  • Dana-Maria Nicholls - 1st All Around, 1st Floor; 3rd Bars and 4th Vault
  • Lily Bailey - 1st Beam
  • Melody Easton - 1st Bars; 3rd All Around; 4th Floor; 8th Vault
  • Piper Sweeney - 2nd Floor; 8th Vault;
  • Skyla Cartwright - 3rd Beam
  • Ella Stuart - 5th All Around; 7th Bars; 8th Vault
  • Amelie Anstey - 6th Floor
  • Madison Allen - 7th Beam
  • Jemima Wedgwood - 10th Floor<.li>
  • Lylah Burton
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Cooroy Gymnast Wins State Championship 2018

Cooroy Gymnast Wins State Championship 2018

Finlay Jones from Cooroy Gymnastics Club achieved one of his sporting goals this weekend, with selection into the Queensland State Gymnastics Team.

Finlay is a year 11 Student at Noosa District State High. He has been training at Cooroy Gymnastics  Club for 10 years, which has become his second home.  Training with his coaches Jeff and Rico, he prepares to compete on all six mens apparatus in the level 7 division.

This weekend he competed at the Queensland Senior State Championships which were held at the Chandler Centre in Brisbane.  The event included gymnasts from all over Queensland vying for state titles and selection into to Queensland State Gymnastics Team. Over the 4 days, the championships saw nearly 500 of the states best competitors from almost 50 club showcasing their sporting prowess.

Men's Gymnastics requires competitors to compete over the six apparatus on the first day for the prestigious all around award.  The second day of competition is for individual apparatus awards where apparatus specialists do well in their pet events.

Working hard to maintain consistency throughout the first day of competition, Finlay achieved his highest ever result at a State Championship in the all around finishing 3rd.  His consistent efforts on each apparatus were rewarded where he achieved some personal best scores on rings and pommel.

The second day of competition on Saturday was a much tougher event, with gymnasts pulling all tricks out of the bag to win titles on their favourite apparatus.  The apparatus finals see gymnasts attempting much bigger skills to add difficulty to their routines in an attempt to increase the apparatus score.

Finlay competed on floor as his first apparatus, scoring 13.5 winning him the level 7 Open State Championship.  In his second event pommel, he managed another podium finish even after hitting the pommel hard, placing 3rd.  In a consistent day of competition, Finlay achieved two other top ten finishes on Parallel Bars and High Bar.

Finlay is now focusing on the National Championships which will be held in Melbourne at Hisense Arena from the 21st May until the 4th of June.

 

Dual Olympian helps local Gymnasts prepare for Queensland State Championships

Dual Olympian helps local Gymnasts prepare for Queensland State Championships

Gymnasts from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club had a visit from one of Australia’s most successful gymnasts Bennon Dowrick, as they prepare for the upcoming Queensland Junior State Championships.

Brennon represented Australia at two Olympic games, three Commonwealth Games and seven World Championships. He was Australia’s first ever gymnastics Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist in 1990, a feat he repeated in 1994. He also was Australia’s first Olympic games finalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Brennon Dorick now tours the world as a Motivational Speaker addressing multi-national clients.

His visit was to help the Gymnasts prepare themselves for the upcoming State Championships which will be held at the Sleeman Centre in Brisbane from the 16th until the 20th of September. Through his experience as an elite gymnast he passed on his knowledge about training, motivation, focus and the importance of building strong foundations.

This years Queensland State Championship will host over 1000 competitors from 55 clubs who have qualified for the event. Cooroy Gymnastics Club will send a team of 11 girls and 7 boys who will compete against the best gymnasts in the state in levels 3 - 6.

 

Gymnastics Hand Protection JAWS

Gymnastics Hand Protection JAWS

For many young gymnasts sore hands can become a real problem during bars and rings.
Cooroy Gymnastics Club are always on the lookout for ways to help our young gymnasts to achieve a happier and more productive training session.

A local Sunshine Coast business JAW Global have a local solution.  Not just Australian made but made in Coolum....

JAW hand guards are perfect for young gymnasts who get sore hands.  These hand guards can be worn for the whole training session, not just the bars or rings session.  They are soft with velcro attachments and can be washed in cold water.


They can be chalked up and will assist in the preventing rips and blisters on the hands that will mean more turns swinging and better progression and learning experiences.

  • All products are handmade in Australia
  • It was the first and is still the best quality fabric hand grip option
  • The grips have the best longevity of all in the market

The hand grips will available from the club in limited colour choice for $24.50 or on line at Jaw Global for $33 plus postage.
We have gloves to try on for sizing in the office where you can place your order.


JAW Global - Saving Hands... One Athlete At A Time!

 


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