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

 

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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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.

 

Noosa Gymnasts Compete at AGDA Invitational

Noosa Gymnasts Compete at AGDA Invitational

The weekend of 13/14th May took a group of excited, motivated and hard working girls to their first competition of the year, the AGDA Invitational held at Deception Bay.

On the Saturday morning we had the level 3 girls comprised of Ashanti, Heidi and Taylah. Heidi placed 6th overall, coming 3rd on vault, 5th on beam and 6th on floor.

Next up were the level 4 girls, Bethani, Cheyne, Monique, Piper and Sarah. Monique placed 2nd on floor, Sarah 5th on floor and Cheyne placed 5th overall, achieving 6th on vault, 6th on bars and 4th on floor.

On Mother's Day the levels 5-7 girls made their mums proud with their achievements. First up was level 5 with Georgia, Izzy and Kaitlyn.

In the under 13's, newest team member Kaitlyn did exceptionally well to achieve 1st overall, with 2nd on vault, 4th on bars, 1st on beam and 6th on floor. Coming in just behind her for 2nd overall was Izzy with 5th on vault, 2nd on bars, 4th on beam and 1st on floor. Georgia in the over 13's placed 3rd overall with 1st on bars and 6th on beam.

Our single level 6 Amie achieved 4th overall with 4th on vault, 1st on beam and 6th on floor.

Level 7 Kaity was 3rd overall with 2nd on vault, 3rd on bars, 3rd on beam and 1st on floor. Kaity showed true champion style when her floor music stopped and she continued with her routine to the audience clapping in time.

For their first competition at their new level for the year Georgia, Izzy, Amie and Kaity did amazingly, well done girls.

Congratulations to all gymnasts for competing and on your achievements.

 

Refurbished Foam Pit

Refurbished Foam Pit

Over the school holidays the Cooroy Gymnastics Club has installed a new airflow system, safety padding and new pit trampoline.

The $35,000 project was co-funded by the Noosa Council in the latest round of funding and comes immediately after the installation of the new competition floor.  The new equipment installations over the last two months have exceeded $120,000 which see Cooroy as one of the best equipped gymnastics clubs.

The new airflow system underneath the foam pit has been a goal of the Committee for some time now.  The system allows for the decompaction of the foam as gymnasts use the pit and also has an environmental benefit of greatly increasing the life of the pit foam itself.

The pit also had new safety edges added with 200mm of foam which also evens out the edge of the floor.  The internal of the pit is also fitted with 120mm thick padding to also protect our gymnasts.

We would like to acknowledge the help of the Noosa Council for the Grant which allowed us to undertake this fantastic project.

Cooroy Gymnastics would also like to thank the fantastic members of the club for helping with the installation and refilling of the pit.

 

Cooroy Gymnastics Club undertakes major upgrade

Cooroy Gymnastics Club undertakes major upgrade

The Cooroy Gymnastics Club has been undergoing a process of upgrades and equipment renewals over the past 18 months, including, a completely new complex layout to maximise usability.

This week saw the apex of the apparatus replacements with a new international standard competition floor area.  The new floor area was funded under a grant from the Queensland Government’s, “get in the game” program. 

The Queensland Government provided $59,743 to Cooroy Gymnastics Club to upgrade existing flooring to support gymnastics at Cooroy to increase Queenslanders participation in sport and recreation activities.

The new competition standard floor area is larger and is fully sprung to facilitate the growth in our competitive program.  The high standard of equipment is enabling gymnasts to perform higher level skills.  The new Spieth competition floor is the same floor used at World Championships and the Olympic competition.

The floor installation has been timely as Cooroy has two competitors competing in the Queensland Senior State Championships in Brisbane from Friday April 7th until Monday April 10th.  Kyle McCartney, level 10 and Finlay Jones, level 7 will use the new floor to develop new and improved skills on floor including layout twisting elements.

 


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