Rockhampton’s best on bounce for Queensland at nationals
SAMUEL Durkin is savouring success after reigning supreme on the Australian Trampoline Championship podium.
Nineteen Rockhampton competitors made up of Rocky PCYC and Victoria Park Gymnastics and Trampoline club members pulled on the Queensland colours last week to join a squad of 73 at the championships in Melbourne.
Under-11 Victoria Park competitor Durkin was the stand-out performer at the event with two gold and one bronze in the under-11 division and also partnered Cooper Lill to win the synchronised national title.
Hannah Spidy-Brown and Kirralee Costelloe partnered to take silver in the under-13 women's synchro while Jack Bostock picked up silver in the under-17 men's synchronised and Jarrod Spear took bronze in the men's DMT team's event.
Battling illness and injury Britney Glazebrook gave it her all to finish with a silver medal in the synchronised women's event.
PCYC coach Cherie Rutherford was impressed with her team's performance and said the new format provided an extra challenge.
"Queensland won the overall trophy for the competition as well, which was great," she said.
PCYC's Courtney Jones claimed gold in the under-17 girls synchronised event while Bastian Tinney picked up bronze in both the senior men's synchronised and senior team double mini.
Kye Edwards and Brentyn Reynolds came home with a silver medal in the youth synchronised.