Young out­rig­gers shine in Kawana

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

OUTRIG­GER Whit­sun­day’s ju­niors have re­turned from the Sun­shine Coast with a hand­ful of medals.

Tyson Joyce, Ash­leigh Suchanek, Brooke Draper, Ash­ton Joyce, Nathan Ponoom and Daniel Nor­dor con­tested the Na­tional Ti­tles for OC1 and OC2 events as well as the Trans Tas­man Gubbi Gubbi Cham­pion- ships, where ju­niors from New Zealand and the Cook Is­lands also com­peted.

Kawana hosted the event, which saw Ash­leigh claim bronze in the OC2 marathon with her part­ner from the Co­conuts Club.

Fol­low­ing the na­tion­als, the ju­niors con­tested the three-day Trans Tas­man event, where Tyson par­tic- ularly im­pressed. Tyson claimed two sil­vers in the un­der-21s 1000m with three turns and 500m straight races.

He also picked up a bronze in the un­der-19s 500m straight.

Daniel also pad­dled strongly in his maiden re­gatta, much to the de­light of coach Adam Joyce.

“Th­ese are great re­sults mix­ing it with the best from Aus­tralia, New Zealand and the Cook Is­lands for the kids from Whit­sun­day,” he said.

“This is the be­gin­ning of a world cup cam­paign for some of th­ese ju­niors in 2016.”

For more in­for­ma­tion or if you’d like to take up outrig­ging ca­noe­ing, con­tact Adam Joyce on 0417 471 426.

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