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Junior Sports Hotshot - Winner September 2017
If weightlifting shows strength, Jarian Hogan also adds grace.
Not only in her quietly-determined personality, but in her smooth snatch, and clean and jerk motions.
The Year 9 student from St Patrick’s College is the latest winner of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s monthly Sports Hot Shot award, receiving a $500 prize.
This is in recognition of Jarian’s rapid progress in the sport that already has the 15-year-old from Menangle in the Australian team.
Only last month competing at the Gold Coast she achieved a new Australian record for her age/weight category, lifting 83kg.
“I decided to get into weigh-lifting at the suggestion of my gym coach, Andrew [at CrossFit Gym, Ingleburn],” Jarian said.
“I not sure about the Olympics [as a future goal] at the moment, but I’ll be competing for Australia at the 2017 Pacific Games in Vanuatu this December.
“Thank you to the Campbelltown Catholic Club for your great support.”
Jarian also heaped praise on St Patrick’s College, for its support and flexibility in working around her competition schedule.
Her proud mum, Nicole Hogan, said Jarian had only been been involved in weightlifting for a few years, but has competed at the 2015, 2016 & 2017 Australian Junior Championships and placed 3rd, 4th and 3rd respectively in the 20s and Under 69kg category.
“Jarian has also competed at the Australian Youth Championships where she placed 1st in the 15’s & Under in 2016, and 1st in the 15’s and 17’s & Under 69kg category earlier this year.”
Jarian trains more than 20 hours a week at Burwood High Performance Olympic Weightlifting Club under Dr Rob Mitchell.
The $500 prize from the Catholic Club will go towards training fees, clothes, gear and future weightlifting competitions.
The Club’s Sports Hot Shot award encourages young sportspeople to share their story online for the chance to win cash every month. It’s simple for any talented young local sportspeople to enter. Click here share your sporting story in 250 words (or less) about your junior ‘Sports Hot Shot’. Every month the Club will Award $500 for the best entry. Stories don’t just have to be around sporting achievement. It could be about participation, overcoming personal adversity or you may have had your own ‘Steven Bradbury’ moment where you had an unexpected win against all the odds.Entrants must live in Macarthur and the nominating parent must be a member of Campbelltown Catholic Club.Sports Hot Shot must be 21 years of age or younger. Management’s decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. If you’re not already a member and want to take part in this program, you can join Campbelltown Catholic Club membership for as little as $8 per year.
Article and Photography by Jeff McGill