9 October, 2023
Gymnasts shine at States
The Queensland Junior State Championships saw a remarkable display of talent and sportsmanship, with Mareeba Gymnastics Club making a significant mark in the Brisbane stadium.
Seventeen talented athletes, who had demonstrated exceptional prowess in local competitions throughout the year, represented Mareeba Gymnastics Club in this prestigious event, vying against top-tier athletes from across Queensland.
In the MAG Level 3 category, Oliver Nastasi, Kipp Fealy, Eli Elms, and Leon Beguely showcased their skills for the club.
Transitioning to MAG Level 4, Bentley Posma, Drummond Eugster-Ward, Yannick Hensen, and Finnlay Ford made their mark, with Drummond securing a commendable 5th place on Vault and Finnlay clinching an impressive second place on Floor in their respective age categories.
Within WAG Level 4, Alice Gillman, Ava Tonkin, Chiara Esposito, Jessica Perkowicz, Jessica Quintieri, Lexi Fealy, Ruby Cleary, and Zabella Hensen exhibited exceptional performances.
Ruby's outstanding performance landed her a second place on Vault and fifth all-around, while Jessica Quintieri's remarkable skills led her to secure first on bars, fourth on vault, and 5th all-around.
In WAG Level 5, Lillia Joslin demonstrated her gymnastic prowess.
Following individual competitions, Eli and Leon joined forces with fellow gymnasts from Cairns to represent their region in a team event against regional teams from across Queensland.
Drummond, Bentley, Yannick, and Finnlay, boasting the top four qualifying scores at the Junior Regional event, proudly represented the region for MAG Level 4.
Additionally, Jessica Quintieri represented the region, joining forces with gymnasts from Cairns and Atherton for WAG Level 4, securing an impressive third place overall for the Far North Queensland girls.