World Uni, All Schools, League Final and MK Shield and American Open

2016 FISU World University Championship in Merida, Mexico
Luke Gardner made another Australian Team this year qualifying for the 2016 World University Championships in Merida Mexico,
He was very unlucky to get red lighted on his second snatch and put in a very respectable 290 total and  was so close to a medal with a 4th place finish !

He has had a busy year work wise and also a few troubling injuries so it was great to see him back up near to top weights which  sets him up well for 2017


Qld All Schools

John Downes lifted amazingly well at the Queensland All Schools Championships – he  snatched 110kg and clean and jerked 130kg, smashing the existing Australian record total by 15kg. – He also was he best U15 and Open Lifter – On top of that he did the qualifying total for the Australian Team for the 2017 World  Youth Championships 


League Final 
Tessa Milton put in a very solid 6/6 75Kg 94Kg and 6kg PB total to win division 2 of the QWA League and next week pulled out a 77Kg snatch in the Mike Keelan shield which was one of the best snatches I have seen all year  – just an amazing lift!

Mike Keelan Shield
Paige did her first A grade total of  70, 83 at 58 and a 5kg PB 6/6 total to win the female side of the Mike Keelan shield – it was very solid lifting and its great to see her starting to show her potential now she is getting on top of her injuries.

American Open
I had another late night after the Uni Championships watching a lifter I remotely coach lift at the American Open – Camzin Martin in only her third lifting comp put in a very respectable 180 total at 75 – she learnt a lot from the event and is looking forward to competing next year at the Nationals. The coverage was outstanding – with a high definition feed coming from each of the 3 platforms.