Sport

Our boys succeed at junior state champs

TALENTED: Jaylen Dunn, Hunter Roper, William Schwartz and Ewan Jordaan and coach Cesar Gatchalian were all smiles after the Junior State Championships.
TALENTED: Jaylen Dunn, Hunter Roper, William Schwartz and Ewan Jordaan and coach Cesar Gatchalian were all smiles after the Junior State Championships. contributed

GYMNASTICS: Gladstone's young male gymnasts are among the best in Queensland.

The boys competed at the Junior State Championships throughout this week.

Four of the boys claimed podium finishes in the overall section including Hunter Roper who won the Level 3, under 9 overall competition.

Artistic gymnastics for males is done across six apparatuses - floor, pommel, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar. Girls compete on four - beam, floor, uneven bars and vault.

Gladstone Gymnastics Club administrator Amy Dew said the state titles were known for being a tough competition.

"You are competing with children all over the state, and especially competing against Brisbane clubs, so it's always very tricky,” she said.

"But each year we seem to do very well down there, especially our MAG (male) gymnasts, they have a very good track record of placing on podiums.”

Results

MAG (Men's Artistic Gymnasts)

Level 3 Under 8: Ewan Jordann fourh overall (out of 34 competitors)

Level 3 Under 9: Hunter Roper - overall champion (out of 32 competitors), Jaylen Dunn - third overall

Level 3 Open: Loukas Hayes - second overall champion (out of 77 competitors), Taj Dunn - sixth overall

Level 5 Open: Ethan Sharpe - third overall champion (out of 47 competitors)

Level 6 Open: Kobi Mallie-Roberts placed on apparatus - third floor, fourth rings

Oliver Harrington placed on apparatus - fifth parallel bars and second high bar

WAG (Womens' Artistic Gymnasts)

Level 4 Under 12: Nikola Sorensen 4th overall (out of 70 competitors)

Level 5 Under 10: Felicity Webb 5th overall (out of 30 competitors)