CRACKING EFFORT: Jackson Kerkow from Wooroolin and Katie Ryan from Wondai will compete at the Sydney Royal Easter show next year.
CRACKING EFFORT: Jackson Kerkow from Wooroolin and Katie Ryan from Wondai will compete at the Sydney Royal Easter show next year. Contributed

Cracking success at championships for Burnett competitors

A CRACKING effort at the Queensland Whip Cracking Championships has scored three South Burnett competitors the chance to compete against the best in the country at the Royal Easter Show next year.

Jackson Kerkow, 11, Katie Ryan, 13, and Gabby Wooler finished on the podium at the championships organised by the Australian Whipcrackers and Plaiters Association as part of the Clydesdale Spectacular in Boonah on June 15.

Jackson finished in first place in the Juvenile division for competitors 12-years-old, Katie finished in second in the junior division for competitors 16-years-old and younger while Gabby finished in second behind two former Australian champions in the women's division and third in the open bullock whip.

Competing with the St Johns Lutheran School whip cracking team set Jackson and Katie up for success and they have gone on to compete in the whip cracking competition at the Ekka in recent years.

Competing at the Queensland championships now qualifies them to compete at Royal Easter Show in Sydney next year for the Australian Whip Cracking Championships.

 

Gabby Wooler  (centre) finished in second place in the women's division  at the Queensland Whip Cracking Championships.
Gabby Wooler (centre) finished in second place in the women's division at the Queensland Whip Cracking Championships. Contributed
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