Queenslanders Selected for Youth Olympic Games

The Australian Weightlifting Federation announced today that Queenslanders Maddison Power and Jett Gaffney have been selected by the Australian Olympic Committee to contest the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

Maddison, who trains at the Burleigh Barbell Club with coach Callum Hannay; and Jett, who is coached by Miles Wydall at the Cougars Weightlifting Club, finished on top of the qualifying ladder in front of 18 other young promising athletes who all fought hard to make the Australian Youth Olympic Team.

Maddison and Jett at the 2018 Australian Youth Championships

Queensland and Toowoomba Club coach Greg Hobl has also been selected by the AOC, as the Weightlifting Coach/Manager. This will be Greg’s second Youth Olympic Games, having served in the same role at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Coach Greg Hobl

Published on 16 Aug 18 - 14:29

Queensland Team Manager and Coaches Selected

The QWA Management Committee has endorsed the Selection Panel's recommendations to appoint the following coaches and manager to support Queensland's lifters at next month's National Senior & Junior Championships:

Jemma Cowper - Manager

Miles Wydall - Head Coach (Men)

Angela Wydall - Head Coach (Women)

Greg Hobl - Coach

Callum Hannay - Coach

Regan Hams - Assistant Coach

Sonia Stenhouse - Assistant Coach

Rob Innes - Assistant Coach

This group will certainly be busy, supporting 60 lifters across the three-day event, not to mention all of the pre-competition planning, but considering the knowledge, skill, experience and boundless enthusiasm regularly demonstrated by them all, our lifters are in good hands.

Published on 9 Aug 18 - 15:01

Volunteers Needed for Brisbane National Championships

On the 7th - 9th September, the QWA will host the 2018 National Senior & Junior Championships at the Cougars Weightlifting Club, Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler, Brisbane. With over 170 competitors, including 60 Queenslanders, it's going to be a big event requiring the support of many volunteers.

The call for Technical Officials will soon go out, but the online portal through which to volunteer for other roles such as Loaders, Computer Operators, First Aid Attendants, etc, is now open.

Simply go to: choose the days, times and roles that suit you; and sign up to help make the 2018 National Championships an event that we can all be proud of.

Published on 8 Aug 18 - 18:34

Queenslanders Shine in Eleiko International Club Tournament

Seven Queensland weightlifters won medals in this year's Eleiko Email International Club Tournament and the Cougars Weightlifting Club (Qld) topped the points table for Men and Women.

Sponsored by Eleiko, the annual email tournament is organised by the Oceania Weightlifting Federation. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded in each bodyweight category and the top three clubs in the Men's and Women's Team competition each receive prizes of Eleiko weightlifting equipment.

The QWA coordinates the lodgement of entries for the state's clubs each year and Queenslanders have done very well in the 2018 edition.

Queensland Medallists were: Lynton Hargrave (56kg 2nd); Brandon Wakeling (77kg 2nd); Matthew Lydement (105kg 1st); Chelsea Nicoll (48kg 1st); Erika Yamasaki (63kg 1st); Jacinta Carroll (63kg 3rd) and Ebony Gorincu (75kg 2nd).

Thanks go to the Oceania Weightlifting Federation for making this competition possible; and of course many thanks to Eleiko for sponsoring the program and providing great prizes.

The individual medals and club prizes will be forwarded to the winners in due course.

CLICK HERE for the full individual results.

CLICK HERE for the club team points.

Published on 8 Aug 18 - 14:54

State Junior & Senior Championships Wrap-up

Following on from the very successful running of the Queensland State Junior & Senior Weightlifting Championships at Milton Weightlifting Club, plans are now in full swing for the National Junior & Senior Weightlifting Championships to be held at Cougars Weightlifting Club 7-9 September under the scrutiny of our very experienced Event Organiser Ian Moir back from his stint at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

With 155 entries in the competition the future for Queensland Weightlifting looks very exciting. There were battles in all bodyweight categories as the medals for each session were decided on the final lifts. It was great to see Brandon Wakeling back on the platform after his Gold Coast Commonwealth Games experience in April. Jett Gaffney set new AWF Youth records and Maddison Power set new AWF U15 and Youth records. Sandow Nasution and Robyn Morgan both broke AWF National Masters records. At State level we had Lauren Hastings (U15) and Fred Buchanan Masters 35-39yrs) setting new records.

A BIG thank you to Milton Weightlifting Club for hosting such a great event they certainly put a lot of hard work into the event taking great pride in delivering a quality experience for Queenslands lifters. And a BIG thankyou to all the Technical Officials and Volunteers for their valued input over 2 very long days of competition. Couldn't have been done it without you all!

The following lifters were awarded best lifter trophies:

Best Senior Female lifter

Sarah Cochrane 237.725 Sinclair points

Best Senior Male Lifter

Matthew Lydement (Brisbane Barbell Club) 357.719 Sinclair points

Best Junior Female Lifter

Maddison Power (Burleigh Barbell Club) 208.908 Who also qualified for the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October.

Note that Coach Callum Hannay manged his trademark photobomb!

Best Junior Male Lifter

Braydan Fender (Ipswich Weightlifting Club) 293.576

Photos courtesy of Bowen Stuart.

In addition the William Faulkner Most Improved lifter awards - to be presented at the Uesaka Barbell Australia Qld Cup 24-25th November in Toowoomba -  were as per below showing top 5 placings.

Senior Female 

Lifter YOB   CLUB BWT SN CJ TOT SINCLAIR Previous Sinclair Forbes Score
Monique Sebastian 1992 QLD BER 65.62 72 80 152 194.455 158.803 6932.710
Kat Baker 1987 QLD CWC 66.73 65 80 145 183.725 164.958 3447.967
Sarah Cochrane 1989 QLD --- 66.97 83 105 188 237.726 224.552 3131.802
Olivia Hindmarsh 1995 QLD BBC 66.01 56 70 126 160.644 141.347 3099.947
Emma Cervetto 1990 QLD --- 52.79 53 70 123 181.378 168.819 2277.926

Senior Male

Lifter YOB   CLUB BWT SN CJ TOT SINCLAIR Previous Sinclair Forbes Score
Chevy Sukkar 1992 QLD BBC 76.89 118 135 253 316.025 296.659 6120.140
Patrick Castelli 1990 QLD CWC 75.78 93 122 215 270.691 250.583 5443.055
Sandow Weldemar Nasution 1981 QLD BUBC 83.37 120 160 280 335.541 321.753 4626.439
Reilly Smith 1996 QLD CWC 92.34 115 155 270 308.929 294.426 4480.397
Matthew Lydement 1994 QLD BBC 103.9 152 175 327 357.718 345.546 4354.143

Junior Female

Lifter YOB   CLUB BWT SN CJ TOT SINCLAIR Previous Sinclair Forbes Score
Emily Robinson 2000 QLD CWC 84.7 68 82 150 169.244 158.772 1772.323
Maddison Power 2003 QLD BUBC 52.96 63 79 142 208.908 201.717 1502.257
Madeleine Whatman 1998 QLD --- 72.43 64 80 144 174.563 166.450 1416.230
Kylie Salisbury 2002 QLD STA 72.58 55 74 129 156.214 148.010 1281.580
Erica Hamilton 2001 QLD CWC 77.7 54 73 127 148.768 140.633 1210.228

Junior Male

Lifter YOB   CLUB BWT SN CJ TOT SINCLAIR Previous Sinclair Forbes Score
Braydan Fender 1998 QLD IBC 95.23 115 145 260 293.756 231.082 18410.864
Maverick Meavao 2000 QLD IBC 81.21 92 120 212 257.374 241.634 4051.067
Artemio Pocio 1998 QLD CWC 106.8 112 144 256 277.507 267.409 2802.266
Harper Manz 2004 QLD --- 54.68 52 70 122 190.214 181.545 1648.965
Adam Smidt 2000 QLD CWC 103.3 110 141 251 275.146 269.600 1525.960

Congratulations lifters!!

Published on 6 Aug 18 - 10:19


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