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 Gymnast Wins Australian Title

Noosa Gymnast Wins Australian Title

Noosa Gymnast Kyle McCartney has returned from the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne with an Australian Title and three other awards.

Competing at the end of May over two days at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, Kyle was the first representative for the Cooroy Gymnastics Club to compete for the Queensland State Team at Nationals.

Kyle won his National title on Pommel finishing a clear 1st and scoring well on the pommel over the two days of competition. The pommel is probably the most technical of all gymnastics apparatus for men. He kept his routine clean and was rewarded for his consistency with the highest scores on both days.

Kyle finished on the podium with a 2nd place on floor which is his favourite event. His floor routine was packed with difficulty including layout triple twist as well as sticking his double back and front somersaults. Kyle also finished in third place on parallel bars contributing to his overall achievement.

Competing over the six apparatus with such consistency over two days of competition saw Kyle awarded 3rd place in the all around division. His all around two day score of 138.06 ranks him 14th in Australia amongst our Senior International mens devision despite him turning 18 just days before the competition. This is a great achievement for the Sunshine Coast Grammar student who is also completing year 12.

Kyle has now been short listed for an international open tour at the end of the year where he hopes to compete at his first international event.

It has been a great effort from both Kyle and his Coaches Rico and Jeff.

 

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.

 

Noosa Gymnast to compete at Australian Championships

Noosa Gymnast to compete at Australian Championships

Noosa based gymnast Kyle McCartney will be the first Cooroy Gymnast to represent Queensland at the Australian Gymnastics Championship next week. Kyle will compete as part of the Queensland level 10 team on all 6 apparatus.

Kyle qualified at the recent Queensland Gymnastics Championship where he finished 2nd on Vault 3rd onRings, 3rd on Parallel Bars and 6th all around.

Since the state titles he has been working with his coach Rico Ramerez working at refining his skill and routines. Kyle is a year 12 student at Sunshine Coast Grammar and manages fit in school with training 5 days a week at the Cooroy Gymnastics Club.

Coach Rico said,”Kyle has been training hard and will do well. We may see Kyle and the Cooroy Club awarded it’s first Australian Championship Medal.”

The Australian Gymnastics Championships will be held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena from May 26th until June 4th. The event will be live streamed so you can view all of the action.

For more information about Cooroy Gymnastics visit www.cooroygymnasticsclub.com.au

 

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.

 

2017 Gymnastics Sign On Day

2017 Gymnastics Sign On Day

Cooroy Gymnastics is having a sign on day for new members on Saturday 21st of January from 9am until 12 noon.

Coaches will be available to assess new gymnasts to the club to ensure you get into the right class.  You will be able to sign up for all of our classes, from Kinder Gym and Gym Fun Classes through to our competitive program.

Head on over to our facebook event page and let us know if you are coming at Cooroy Gymnastics sign on event.

If you would like more information please call the club on 5442 5800 or email us.

 


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