James Norman World Junior Championships Selection

At the U15, U17 states in  Toowoomba James Norman did 96,100,102 124,128,130 and did a 9kg PB and 6/6 at 69Kg to do 2kg over the qualifying total to be selected for the World Junior Championships in Poland

He lost 8kg in 6 weeks and took 2 weeks off work to prepare

Thank you to Amie for the diet plan and Rob for warming him up and supporting him in training and a big thank you to all the people that drove up to cheer him on at the comp.

It was great to see all the hard work he put in pay off on the day


Wow what a busy start to the year !

Its been a while since I posted as its been a super busy start of the year !

JME Round 1
It been great to see the rise in lifting in Qld and this weekend clubs up and down the state were competing in the JME round 1 see full clubs list also Damo has done a great Google Map of affiliated clubs 

The stand our lift to me was Tia doing a 175 total - 247 sinclair at 58 to put her 3rd in Australia on Sinclair  - all done while competing in the Crossfit Opens ! and Leanne doing a B grade total at 63 to place her at the top of the Australian Masters Rankings.

League Round 1

The full results of League round 1 are here
Harry won division 2 ! with a great performance with Sam Downs coming 3rd in Division 3 and Vanessa 3rd in division 4

Arnold International

The Arnold International saw Mary and Mitch compete in their first International Event with a new Luke Gardner in the 85's

They all snatched very well with Mary getting a PB Snatch and Mitch leading the Australians on Sinclair after the Snatches
The Clean and Jerks did not go so will with some press-out's and bad luck with wrist straps coming undone
Luke once he stabilizes at this weight will see the lifts return - its a great job he made it to 85 in itself.
All in all they performed very well with Mitch getting a PB total in his first international and 5/6

It was great to see Angie's lifter Erika win the women's event with 3 national Records

The event was very well covered by the AWF and the press.





High Performance Coordinator Jacquie White

It was great to catch up with the new High Performance Coordinator Jacquie White this weekend and I am looking forward to working with her this year to help improve the performance of my athletes and my own coaching .



Next Years Qualifying Standards and Periods

Here are the qualifying standards for next year

2015 AWF Calendar_Qualifying Criteria_141114


Zulfiya Chinshanlo (-53kg, Kazakhstan) setting a new world record with a 133kg clean and jerk

Love the technique here !

Cougars won the JME Clubs competition for the third year in a row !



JME Round 3

There was some great lifting in JME Round 3


Mary 6/6 and Sinclair now over 200 !
Ebony 16Kg on her total - and some really solid lifts
Jett - new Record on the Clean and Jerk of 40Kg - very gutsy
Sean - C Grade in first comp so off to Nationals
Josh Mak  75,90 at U15 69Kg  6kg PB - great comeback from last week
Mitch 115,145 at 77 and 120 so so close !
Pat - 5Kg on his total - C grade getting close !
Ash great 107 snatch !
Nice to see Regan back again with a 265Kg total
Leon 17Kg PB and so close to qualifying !
Liam also qualified for Nationals with a  16Kg PB
Gareth lifted awesome today 6/6 and 12Kg PB
Vanessa also back on the platform with a 12Kg PB
Leanne Knox 63,79 at 63 - 10Kg PB - shame she cannot go to Nationals !

Please read the following.

The qualifying period for the Queensland Senior Championships is 19th September 2013 – 19th September 2014.
The minimum standard for entry in the Queensland Senior Championships is AWF D Grade.  – but C for Nationals
The qualifying period for the Queensland Junior Championships is 19th September 2013 – 19th September 2014.
The minimum standard for entry in the Queensland Junior Championships is AWF E Grade. – but D for Nationals
Grade Scale here

Here are the AWF qualifying periods


Next few comps
League Round 4 - Gold Coast Sept 13,14
Qld Junior and Senior Cougars -  Oct 4,5
Australian Youth and U15 Tasmania  - Oct 11,12



Thanks to the Fitographer for this great photo when we visited Brisbane Barbell Club last week