2019 Junior State Championships 

The 2019 Junior State and RG Championships was the biggest gymnastics competition Tasmania has seen to date this year. With around 350 athletes showcasing the upcoming talent from Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Levels 3-6, Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Levels 3-5 and Rhythmic Gymnastics Levels 3-8. An optional WAG Level 7-8 competition was held in conjunction with the JNR State Championships. Tasmanian gymnasts were joined by gymnasts from Delta Gymnastics in Queensland for Womens Gymnastics and Spectrum Gymnastics from Victoria for the Rhythmic events.

All Gymsports were well attended with the crowd cheering on competitors across the three Gymsports and levels throughout the weekend.  Medals were awarded for both Team and Individual events.

State Champions were awarded across all Levels, with the WAG Level 3,4 and 5 being split into age group categories due to the large numbers of competitors.

State Champions were presented their awards by a number of VIPs, including: The HON Jacqui Petrusma MP, Alison Standen - Member for Franklin, Steve Wass –Kingborough Council, GTAS Board Members – Michelle McFadyen and Peter Doody and Kingborough Gymnastics Association and Clarence Association Committee Members

Along with the State Champion awards, Gymnastics Tasmania awards were also presented:


Woodhouse Trophy – awarded to the top Women’s Gymnastics Club by combining team scores across all levels from the Junior and Senior Championships. Won by Kingborough Gymsports.

Andrewartha Award – awarded to a gymnast who during State Championships demonstrates a floor routine that is exceptional in terms of artistry of presentation, choreography and entertainment value. Won by Ambilly Miley (Clarence Gymsports)

State Champions Overall MAG:

Level 3 – Henry Bayes (Launceston PCYC)

Level 4 – William Morgan (Kingborough Gymsports)

Level 5 –  Riley Fenn (Kingborough Gymsports)

MAG Team

Level 3 – Kingborough Gymsports

Level 4 – Kingborough Gymsports

Level 5 – Kingborough Gymsports

State Champions Overall WAG:

Level 3

Overall Level 3 State Champion – Eden Hughes (Hobart PCYC)

7 Year and Under – Eden Hughes (Hobart PCYC)

8 Years– Maggie Mereszka (Clarence Gymsports)

9 Years – Madison Pickering (Hobart PCYC)

10 Years – Josephine Chambers (Launceston PCYC)

11 Years and Over – Abigail Hodgetts (Kingborough Gymsports)

Team – Kingborough Gymsports (Team Blue)

Level 4

Overall Level 4 State Champion -  Evie Hooker (Hobart PCYC)

9 Years and Under –  Evie Hooker (Hobart PCYC)

10 Years – Jocelyn McShane (Kingborough Gymsports)

11 Years – Maddy Delaney (Hobart PCYC)

12 Years and Over – Ava Bissett (Kingborough Gymsports)

Team – Kingborough Gymsports (Team Blue)

Level 5

Overall Level 5 State Champion – Lillian Adams (Kingborough Gymsports)

10 Years and Under – Lillian Adams (Kingborough Gymsports)

11 Years – Taia Graham (Kingborough Gymsports)

12 Years and Over – Lea Krause (Hobart Gymnastics Academy)

Team – Kingborough Gymsports (Team Blue)

Level 6

Overall Level 6 State Champion – Thea Dobie (Kingborough Gymsports)

12 Years and Under – Thea Dobie (Kingborough Gymsports)

13 Years and Over – Hannah Corner (Hobart Gymnastics Academy)

Team – Kingborough Gymsports (Team Red)

Level 7-8 Optional Competition – Gold Medal

Level 7 – Charlotte Bouwmeester-Wedd (Clarence Gymsports)

Level 8 – Claudia Sampson (Clarence Gymsports)


State Champions RG:

Individual Overall

Level 3 – Charlotte Crane-French (Spectrum RG TAS)

Level 4 – Ellen Matar (Hobart PCYC)

Level 5 – Isabella Finnila (Hobart PCYC)

Level 7 – Anna Seymour (HGA)

Level 8 – Alexandra Mole (HGA)