Mas-Wrestling Australia held a contest today at Panthers Powerlifting in West End, Queensland.
In the <70kg Women, three athletes competed. Of the three, only Jen Webb had competed before and her experience earned her the victory, her second contest win for the season. Gina Shaw, the lightest athlete of the day at 54.55kg won a brave silver medal, and will be a force to be reckoned with in a 55kg women's division. Bella Parsons earned a bronze medal and some valuable contest experience in her first foray into mas-wrestling.
In the <100kg men, Panthers Powerlifting owner Colin Webb's experience showed and he took home his second victory of the season. William Johnson, the oldest athlete in the contest, kept Colin honest and took a point off him in the gold medal match, but in the end had to be satisfied with silver. The novices Khris Bust and Chris Davison battled it out in the bronze medal match, with Khris Bust taking away the medal leaving Chris Davison taking home forth place.
In the 70kg+ women, the experienced Siobhann Bushe
beat the novice Emma Bust in the gold medal match, with Sarah Jones beating out Amela Imanovic for the bronze medal.
In the 100kg+ men, the experienced Callum Haggerty and Tim O'Shea battled it out for the gold medal, with Callum winning on this occasion. The novices Abe Walton and
Iain Brock demonstrated great strength and potential by both competing strongly thoughout the day, with Abe beating Iain in the bronze medal match.
All athletes finished the day excited about the sport of mas-wrestling, and hopefully we see them all again on the platform soon.
Next Mas-Wrestling Australia meet is Sunday 3 March at Muscle Hut, Sunshine Coast.
Also Coming up are contests in Adonis Athletics, Penrith and CrossFit Maitland in April, please see the Mas-Wrestling Australia website for details.