Surf Lifesaving State Championships at Mooloolaba Beach. Open men final winner Jack Moyes of Terrigal.
Surf Lifesaving State Championships at Mooloolaba Beach. Open men final winner Jack Moyes of Terrigal. john mccutcheon

Moyes has bright future ahead after massive win

TERRIGAL'S Jack Moyes says he is aiming to qualify for next year's Nutri-Grain Series after causing a massive boilover in the ironman final at the Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships at Mooloolaba yesterday.

Many people were left asking "Jack who?" when he snatched victory from a hot field which included a number of competitors from the national series, including Shannon Eckstein, Met Caloundra's Corey Jones and Mooloolaba's Kendrick Louis and Ali Day.

Since Moyes hails from NSW, he will not be written into the record books with Eckstein, who finished second, awarded the gold medal, with Corey Jones (third) collecting silver and Mooloolaba's Matt Bevilacqua (fourth) taking bronze.

However, the fact still stands that he beat home some of the country's best, reinforcing that he is on track to achieving his dream of a Nutri-Grain Series berth.

He missed out by one spot at this season's qualifiers and instead of letting himself become disenchanted, he reapplied himself.

"I know I've got the skills, but it's what you do on the day," he said.

"You've got to build it up, train the right way, rest and eat well. It's a big deal."

He said he had considered moving to Queensland and joining one of the bigger clubs such as Northcliffe or Mooloolaba but was committed to chasing his dream from his home town.

He said the NSW Central Coast club boasted a small but strong squad and he was enjoying working under its coaches, "the Three Pauls" - Paul Broadbent, Paul Stone and Paul Lemmon.

"Ever since I was young, I've seen people move up here," he said.

"But I'm going to be one of those guys that trains down in New South Wales and hopefully I can beat the best. That's my goal."

Meanwhile, North Burleigh's Brodie Moir's season to remember shone even brighter when she won the Queensland ironwoman crown.

It was yet another feather in the cap for Moir, who also claimed the world ironwoman championship, Coolangatta Gold and two rounds of the Telstra Ironwoman Series this season.

"You know what, I have had a good year," she said.

"I won a world title and the Coolangatta Gold, if I bomb out at the Aussies I've still had a great year but I'm my own worst enemy, I'm my own worst critic."

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