2019 All Schools Championships


St Andrews College Tallebudgera was the host venue for the 2019 All Schools Championships.

What a fantastic campus and a great venue for a Weightlifting competition – so much so that we have been invited back , and accepted, to do it all again next year.

The competition set-up Team Burleigh Barbell Club, Libby, Leanne and all the enthusiastic and supportive staff of St Andrews worked like a well oiled machine setting up the venue, and were there ready and waiting when Alex Croot arrived with the competition platform and competition weight set that he and Bob Kennedy had loaded in the van at Chandler. Alex then went to work armed with his trusty Ryobi putting together the platform, and not content to stop there he went on to officiate all weekend, and as a warm down exercise pulled apart the competition platform and returned it to Brisbane. Big thank you to the team of removalists who unloaded it at Chandler – Alex, Mike Keelan, Luke Gardner, Brandon Wakeling and Leanne Thomas. LEGENDS!!

Once again we had a small core group of very hard working Technical Officials in action, and in addition saw some of our Junior lifters stepping up and learning the TO roles for themselves whilst giving back to the Weightlifting community.

Remember anyone can do the online referee training - free if you are a QWA member. Just log into your QWA account and select the Online Referee Training option.

To keep everyone fed and watered we had the amazing "Miss World" AKA Leandra Miscamble and her team in the canteen, and behind the scene the fabulous bakers who supplied lots of goodies.

91 entries were received for the 3 day competition.

Special guests Jolante & Julian Wojcieszuk once again attended the Championship to present the Roman Wojcieszuk Shield to the winning male team for 2019 - St Andrews College.

The winning female team came from St Michaels College Caboolture under the expert coaching eye of Jade Sharp.

On day 2 we had a special guest performance by Erika Yamasaki lifting superbly in the 55kg category to set new State & National records. And the records continued to be broken all weekend –

Harper Manz, Jett Gaffney, Josh Sargeant, Keira Rangi, Kelsey Francis, Nathan Milham, Te Koria Watene, Olivia Coker and Tori Gallegos. 61 of the lifters recorded a PB!!!

All the results can be found here: RESULTS BOOK


2019 All Schools Championships Best Lifter Awards

Best U13 Female
Keira Rangi of Cougars Weightlifting Club coached by Miles Wydall

Best U13 Male
Levi Deans of the Sunshine Coast Weightlifting Club in Nambour, coached by Barry Harden

Best U15 Female
Lily Strange of the North Brisbane Weightlifting Association coached by Christian Hopper

Best U15 Male
Josh Sergeant of Cougars Weightlifting Club, coached by Miles Wydall

Best Open Female
Tori Gallegos of the Toowoomba Weightlifting Association coached by Greg Hobl

Best Open Male
Jett Gaffney of Cougars Weightlifting Club coached by Miles Wydall.

Published on 18 Nov 19 - 18:00