4th Straight IRB Racing State Title!

Our final car­ni­val for the sea­son and what a day it was. With the sun shin­ning and waves nonex­is­tent, once again the blue and yel­low shone bright­ly in and out of the water with some out­stand­ing indi­vid­ual and team results!

Of the nine events on the day, Mul­laloo placed first, tak­ing out the gold for eight of those events.
Spe­cial con­grat­u­la­tions goes out to Team D who went into the Male Tube Res­cue as the
under­dogs and came out with the gold, well done Lach­lan Halvor­son up and com­ing dri­ver, Max
Smith as swim­mer and first year IRB rook­ie and Corey Bar­tle as sea­soned patient. Josh Bull and
Rob­bie Payne man­aged to retain their state tit­tles for anoth­er year run­ning tak­ing out the Male
Sin­gle Res­cue and Male Mass Res­cue. Kudos to mas­ters com­peti­tors Cameron Rap­ley and Todd
Bar­tle for tak­ing out the inau­gur­al Dave Clark shield for best Male Res­cue team through­out the
sea­son and show­ing the youth exact­ly how its done. Well done boys!

Fan­tas­tic efforts by the girls who were also extreme­ly dom­i­nant once again this sea­son.
Con­grat­u­la­tions to Megan Bul­ley who scored her­self sev­en gold and one sil­ver medal out of nine
events as patient and dri­ver. Megan and her rac­ing part­ner Sarah May also took out the shield for
best Female Sin­gle Res­cue team across the sea­son. Biggest con­grat­u­la­tions to Rochelle Villemin,
first year dri­ver, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, first year swim­mer and Taj Hawke also sea­soned patient for
tak­ing out the Bronze in the Female Tube Res­cue. Yeah the girls!

For the fourth year run­ning the team also took out the over­all state cham­pi­onship win­ning the
Frank Senior Tro­phy for most points with with 97 points com­bined with Scar­boro SLSC our next
clos­est com­pe­ti­tion on just 57 points! Click here for full results

We again extend out deep­est thank you to our offi­cials and sup­port­ers who allow us so freely to do
what we do on and off the beach. We would not be able to func­tion nor com­pete in the same way
we do with­out each and every help­ing hand, so thank you, your gen­er­ous sup­port is extreme­ly
appre­ci­at­ed by all. Indebt­ed thanks goes out to super man­ag­er Lau­rie de Mamiel and Car­lo
Tenaglia who week in week out tire­less­ly chase us com­peti­tors up and down the beach, sor­ry we
are send­ing you both grey!

Fur­ther­more, I wish to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty on behalf of every Mul­laloo com­peti­tor to acknowl­edge
our leader Cam. A team of our size does not achieve such incred­i­ble accom­plish­ments with­out
a great leader. Your sheer ded­i­ca­tion and pas­sion for the sport of IRB rac­ing does not go
unno­ticed and I know I speak for all when I say we are beyond grate­ful for all you do for our team!
Cheers to you Cam!

With the boats deflat­ed and motors in their pyja­mas for the sum­mer, the team will now turn their
focus to pre-sea­son fit­ness in order to come back stronger than ever for next year!

If you think IRB rac­ing might be the surf dis­ci­pline for you, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact myself,
Cam or Josh with any ques­tions about jump­ing onboard!

Go Mul­laloo!

Chelsea Bull

 

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