Back: Simon Harmsen, Dan Solowij. Front: Damian Pontt, Brett Franklin, Gary Churcher.
A team from the Cooper Basin emergency services department collected 14 medals at the recent 2010 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games in Hobart.
Lining up against 1300 other competitors in a range of events, the five-man team collected medals in every event they entered.
The medal tally was the result of 12 months of hard training to ensure the team was at its competitive best.
Santos was the team’s major supporter, with Chubb Fire, Protector Allsafe, Drager Safety and Fire Rescue Australia also contributing to uniforms and equipment.
Seasoned campaigner Damian Pontt extended his thanks for the continued support, saying “we had a fantastic time in Hobart, and we’re looking forward to once again representing Santos and the department at the 2012 games in Christchurch.”
Competitors and results:
Damian Pontt, Gary Churcher, Brett Franklin, Dan Solowij.
Result: silver, B-grade category.
Damian Pontt: gold, 145kg bench press; gold 180kg dead lift, 82.5 kg class.
Dan Solowij, Damian Pontt.
Result: bronze, 601 pairs.
Gary Churcher: bronze, singles, 45-49 age group; silver, doubles, 30-40 age group.
Damian Pontt: silver, singles, 35-39 age group; silver, doubles, 30-40 age group.
Employee achievements, Health, South Australia