2012 Queensland Sumo Championships

Queensland State Championships 17th June  Nerang PCYC Gold Coast


Junior Women

Heavyweight  Lauren Ivory


Heavyweight Emily Knuuth

Women’s Open

1st Emily Knuuth,  2nd Lauren Ivory

Junior Men

1st Kyle Thornton, 2nd Brandon Thornton

Men’s Lightweight

1st Guy Belgrove, 2nd Marshall Gardiner, 3rd Dan Bazzana

Men’s Middleweight

1st Indiana Easthope, 2nd Russell Kerkow, 3rd, Peter Townsend

Men’s Heavyweight

1st Derek Boyer, 2nd Joe Saunders, 3rd Rob McKinnon

Men’s Open

1st Rob McKinnon, 2nd Joe Saunders, 3rd Indiana Easthope

The competition was a mixture of newcomers and veterans to produce some exciting matches.

In the women’s event there were only two competition, Junior Lauren Ivory and senior Emily Knuuth, both competing for the fist time.  In the Women’s Open Lauren took the first match and Emily the second, making it an exciting battle in a “best of three” challenge, with Emily taking the title.

The men’s lightweight was hotly contested with 2011 Oceania Lightweight winner, Guy Belgrove, taking the title again.

The Men’s middleweight was excitingly won  by Indiana Easthope, a junior having his first matches in sumo, who followed this with an impressive 3rd in the Men’s Open.

The heavyweight division was contested by previous national winners  Derek Boyer and Rob McKinnon, with skilled middleweight, Joe Saunders who had moved up a weight class.  Derek prevailed with Joe in second place, the same position he achieved in the men’s Open where Rob was the victor.

We look forward to seeing these rivalries continued at the Australian National Sumo Championships on Sunday 8th July at the Broadbeach PCYC

Derek Boyer centre and from left, Guy Belgrove, Emily Knuuth, Indiana Easthope, and Kyle Thornton.

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