Brisbane Barbell Club – October 2017 Update

2017 Commonwealth and Oceania Championship

There’s been plenty of national representation recently, and we’ve had several BBC lifters on the world stage. First up was the Commonwealth Championships on the Gold Coast where we had Jessica Edge, Maddie Joslin, Christopher Lai, Matthew Lydement and myself all competing. It was a well organised competition and all the BBC lifters delivered outstanding performances.

Check out some of the results below:

Jess (-53kg): 4/6 lifts, with a 128kg total
Maddie (-69kg): 5/6 lifts, with a 116kg total
Chris (-77kg): 3/6 lifts, with a 249kg total
Matt (-105kg): 4/6 lifts, with a 308kg total
Damo (+105kg): 6/6 lifts, with a 345kg total

2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

This event in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, was Matt’s first time wearing the green and gold at an international competition overseas. He made 3/6 lifts, only making one of three on the snatch. However, his results of a 135kg snatch and 165kg clean and jerk left him with an admirable 300kg total, although he was disappointed to not have matched what he lifted earlier in the month at the Commonwealth & Oceania Championships.

Having the experience under his belt will hold him in much better stead for future events, and he certainly earned a lot of praise after what was a huge month of September!

Read more about Matt’s performance here.

BBC Facebook group

For those who have not joined, there’s a BBC FB group to share banter, training tips and social events. Join the group by clicking here.

Online referee course

We would also encourage all members to complete the free online club referee course, which you can access via your QWA account. If you have any trouble accessing it, just let myself or one of the Committee members know.


If anyone has any questions about their program, starting a new program, upcoming competitions, missing training, etc please let me know. Contact me via Facebook, email or grab me at the gym. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Upcoming events

•  7 October: 2017 Uesaka Barbell Australia Queensland Cup – Cougars
•  11-12 November: 2017 Compex Torian Pro – CrossFit Torian
•  26-27 November: 2017 Uesaka QWA League Grand Final – Brisbane Barbell Club

View the full QWA calendar.

Want to join the Brisbane Barbell Club? Just email us for more info.