Cooroy Gymnasts win at State Championships

Cooroy Gymnasts win at State Championships

Gymnasts from all over Queensland traveled to Brisbane to compete at the Queensland Senior State Championships. The event was held at the Chandler Stadium where gymnasts chased state titles and selection to the Australian Championships to be held in Melbourne during May.

This year the Cooroy Gymnastics Club sent a team of 4 gymnasts, one level 7 and three level 8 competitors. The boys who train between 18 and 20 hours per week, balance school and their love of the sport pushing themselves for selection to the National Championships.

Flynn McKeown represented Cooroy in the level 7 division in his first senior state competition. Despite his lack of senior competition experience, Flynn did well finishing 10th in the all around competition. In the second day of competition, whilst not finishing on the podium he was able to place 6th on both floor and parallel bars.

The level 8 gymnasts pushed themselves, adding a high degree of difficulty to their routines to gain maximum returns from the judges. Walking a fine line between higher rewards for difficulty and losing marks for errors, the boys posted some great scores. Despite some falls, especially on the technical pommel horse, Cooroy was able to finish 1st and 3rd on the first day in the prestigious all around competition.

Day two saw more great results for the boys with two more state titles on apparatus and 3 other podium finishes in the finals.

    Results:
  • Finlay Jones 1st All Around, 1st Rings, 1st Parallel Bars, 2nd Floor, 2nd Vault
  • Dean Chandler 3rd All Around
  • Lyam Chandler 3rd Floor

Both Dean and Finlay have been selected to travel to Melbourne to represent Queensland at the Australian Championships in three weeks time. Both gymnasts will be working with coach Jeff to try and improve their routines and fitness.

 

Gymnasts Compete at South East Queensland Championships

Gymnasts Compete at South East Queensland Championships

Four gymnasts from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club recently travelled to the Gold Coast to compete at the South East Queensland Gymnastics Senior Regional Championships, with all athletes competing on all six apparatus.The trio of Dean Chandler, Lyam Chandler and Finlay Jones had a strong competition with eight podium finishes between them, including two out of three top placings in the all around and a total of three regional championships.

The event hosted almost 250 of the states best gymnasts at the Coomera stadium, which was the venue for the Commonwealth Games. Competition was strong with competitors in all divisions looking for a good result in preparation for this months State Championship Event.

Flynn Mackeown had his first senior level competition at the event, competing strongly on all apparatus in the level seven division. He came a very credible sixth place on floor and finished just outside the top ten in the all around.

The club had a strong team in the level eight division with three competitors who have experienced some previous success at the senior level.

All four gymnasts are now focusing on Queensland Senior State Championships which are held in Brisbane between 11 to 14 April at the Chandler Centre.

The boys coach Jeff said, “We are working on eliminating deductions and looking for better consistency in our routines. Our focus is on scoring better at State Championships.”

The gymnasts will be training six days per week focusing on strong clean routines with an on to selection onto the Queensland Team.

    Results
  • Finlay Jones: 1st all around, 1st rings, 3rd high bar
  • Dean Chandler: 3rd all around, 1st pommel, 3rd parallel bars
  • Lyam Chandler: 3rd rings, 2nd vault

 

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.

 

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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