2015 QLD Surf Rescue Championships
Congratulations to our Surf Rescue Team took out the overall pointscore at the 2015 QLD Surf Rescue Championships at Alexandra Headlands on the weekend. Our U17 Patrol Team led the charge claiming gold in their event. Our two open teams both finished on the podium with a silver and a bronze and our U15 Patrol Team claimed bronze.
In the individual events Jarrod Shute took out the U15 Male Champion Lifesaver with Jack Moore in second place. Zach Brown claimed victory in the U19 Male Champion Lifesaver and Trent Rowe took out the 30-39 event. Other individual medalists included Kathryn McKenzie - Silver in Open Female, Laura Brown - Silver in U17 Female, Lucas Allan - Bronze in Open Male and Georgia Moore - Bronze in U15 Female.
For full results Click Here.
Nutri-Grain Series Update
After 4 rounds of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series, Shannon Eckstein is still in the hunt to claim his 9th Ironman Series win. After a disappointing start to the series with an 8th in Round 1, Shannon has clawed back the points with three podium finishes including two wins. Shannon currently sits in second place, only 2 points behind Mooloolaba's, Ali Day, heading in to the final two rounds at Newcastle.
Rebecca Creedy is having a fantastic season following on from her 2nd placing in the Coolangatta Gold a few months ago, claiming her first ever Series race win in round 4 at Surfers Paradise on the weekend. Rebecca also sits in 2nd place on the pointscore heading in to the final two rounds. Harriet Brown's consistency across the first 4 rounds has her sitting comfortably in 3rd place overall with Maddy Dunn in 5th and Courtney Hancock in 6th.
The final 2 rounds of the series will be held at Newcastle on the 3rd and 4th of January, 2015.
For more information go to, http://www.nutrigrainironman.com.au/
2014 World Champions
BMD Northcliffe has defended their world crown with a dominant performance at Rescue 2014 in France. Competition started in the pool with European clubs showing their dominance in these events as expected. We picked up 3 silver medals in the pool - Chris Dawson in the 200m Obstacles and the girls claimed silver in both the Obstacle and Medley Relays. Christina Ruiz picked up a Bronze in the 100m Rescue Medley and our boys also picked up a bronze in the Obstacle Relay. BMD Northcliffe picked up 219 points in the pool events but trailed Italian Club, Aqvasport Rane Rosse by 356 points heading in to the ocean events.
On day 1 in the surf (although there wasn't much of that in sight), our girls picked up maximum points in the surf race, claiming the top 4 positions with Kristyl Smith in 1st, Courtney Hancock in 2nd, Rebecca Creedy in 3rd and Harriet Brown in 4th. In the male Surf Race it was Dev Lahey defending his title taking the Gold and Shannon Eckstein the Silver.
On day 2, Kristyl Smith and Cory Hill both claimed silver in the ski races with the girls then filling the podium in the Board Race with Harriet Brown taking Gold, Rebecca Creedy silver and Maddy Dunn Bronze. Shannon took out the Male Board Race with Max Beattie claiming Bronze.
The final day of competition, Harriet Brown and Rebecca Creedy claimed Gold in the Board Rescue and then the girls once again claimed maximum points in the Ironwoman with Kristyl Smith claiming another gold, Rebecca Creedy in 2nd and Courtney Hancock in 3rd and Harriet Brown in 4th. Shannon Eckstein defended his Ironman Crown with Cory Taylor in 3rd, Stefaan Demopoulos in 4th and Max Beattie in 5th. To top off a great few days at the beach, the club also took out both the Male and Female Taplin Relays.
For all of BMD Northcliffe's Results, Click Here.
In the Youth Competition, Alyssa Koenen won 2 Gold in the Surf Race and the Super Lifesaver.