Gymnasts from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club competed at the Sunshine Coast Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Maroochydore over the weekend. A strong field of over 150 gymnast from all of the Regional Clubs contested at the event. Regional Championships is one of the last qualifying events for the upcoming Queensland Junior State Championship to be held in September.
The two days of competition were the best ever for the Cooroy Club with 6 Regional Champions emerging from the event including one Regional all around winner - Amie Kerz in the Level 5 under division.
Saturday was the Level 6 competition and Cooroy entered one competitor, Kaitlyn Hauser who achieved 1st Vault, 1st Beam, 2nd floor and 3rd all around.
Sunday had an early start with Levels 3, 4 & 5 competing throughout the day.
Cooroy entered eight competitors in Level 3, Lilliana Jones, Imogen Keals, Cheyne Barron, Sarah Janssen, Nia Townsend, Ashanti McLean, Piper Schillert
and Bianca Houston. A fantastic result from all competitors with Cooroy finishing 1, 2 & 3 on Bars.
The Level 3 team were awarded 3rd Club in the Region.
- Level 3 under:
- Lillian Jones: 3rd Vault and 4th all around.
- Level 3 open:
- Imogen Keals: 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam and 2nd all around.
- Cheyne Barron: 3rd Bars, 6th Vault, 4th Beam and 5th all around.
- Sarah Janssen: 6th Vault and 2nd Beam.
- Nia Townsend: 1st Bars.
Cooroy entered four gymnasts into the Level 4 competition, Isobel Iriondo, Georgia Brown, Rhian Loader and Mia Schild. The Level 4 team were also awarded 3rd Club in the Region.
- Level 4 open:
- Isabel Iriondo: 3rd Bars, 6th Floor and 6th all around.
- Georgia Brown: 3rd Vault, 6th Floor and 8th all around
- Rhian Loader: 6th Beam, 4th Floor and 9th all around
The last event for the day was the Level 5 competition with Cooroy entering just one competitor, Amie Kerz, who placed on all apparatus and finished with the all around Regional Title.
Level 5 Under: 3rd Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor & 1st all around.
The Gymnasts will now concentrate for the upcoming Queensland Junior State Championship which runs in September for Girls Level 4 - 6. Cooroy will be entering 4 competitors 2 of whom will represent the Sunshine Coast Region in the Regional Challenge held at the end of the Championships.