A powerful Queensland squad swept all before them to dominate competition at this month’s Australian Youth and Under 15 Championships in South Brisbane.

The Queenslanders won all the team events – the Youth men’s and women’s, as well as the U15 men’s and women’s events.

A total of six national records were broken during the two-day competition, with Zac Millhouse setting a new clean and jerk record (105kg) and a new total mark (187kg) in the men’s Under 15 77kg division.

And in the same weight division, Ben Ward set a new snatch record of 84kg

Western Australia’s Blake Shadbolt, one of the stand-out lifters of the weekend, set a new national record in the snatch in the men’s 94kg youth division (114kg), and followed up by setting a new total record of 248kgs.

When Queensland’s Marcus Lewis successfully lifted 145kg in the youth super heavyweight clean and jerk he also set a new national standard.

Queensland’s Gaffney family enjoyed double success, with Jett winning the men’s U15 snatch, clean and jerk and total, while Harrison Gaffney had only three successful lifts but was still able to dominate the men’s 56kg division across snatch, clean and jerk and total.

In a hard-fought men’s 77kg division, Queensland’s Christopher Lai and Western Australia’s James Naylor-Pratt both finished on 204kg totals. Lai was awarded the title as the lighter of the two athletes.

Queensland’s Lincoln Clapham and Victoria’s Ethan Veitch also finished locked together on 133kg in the U15 85kg class, with Clapham winning the gold on body weight.

In the women’s, 15-year-old Hailee Jarrett showed the benefit of recent international experience with a strong performance in the youth 48kg division, finishing with a 119kg total.

One of the most talked about performances of the day was that of New South Wales Yasmin Carter, who was able to win gold by a single kilogram over Australian representative Charrae Myers in the women’s 58kg division.

Carter, a newcomer to weightlifting, and Myers both had six perfect lifts. Myers took the honours in the snatch, 61 to 59kg, but Carter showed her strength in the clean and jerk by lifting 79kg to Myers 76kg, finishing with a 138kg total to Myers 137.

Madeline Wu continued the family tradition of outstanding weightlifting and diving performances, winning the youth 63kg division on a countback from Queensland’s Olivia Lohan.

In the closest event of the day, ACT’s Kenyah Lawler, the lightest lifter in the field, finished just one kg back on a 134kg total behind Wu and Lohan.

And just one kg separated Queenslanders’ Mackenzie Coglan-Rochfort and Bronwyn Dunne in the women’s +69kg U15 division.