Queensland Cyclones sweep the competition at Interstate Championships

Queensland has won the battle of the states, defending our Interstate Championships title in a thriller at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast.

The Queensland Cyclones will enjoy bragging rights for another year after sealing a 10 point overall win above NSW. Western Australia finished third overall.

Queensland also won the Youth division, by just one point from NSW. Victoria was fourth overall, from South Australia, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory.

Burleigh Heads star Ben Carberry had a break-away win in the Ironman to kick off the day’s racing, with victory sealing him a spot in the Nutri-Grain finals series.

Carberry crossed the line well ahead of a bunch sprint finish, with NSW’s Jay Furniss and Tasmania’s Matt Bevilacqua second and third respectively.

Northcliffe’s Harriet Brown continued her strong form this season to comfortably win the Ironwoman from South Australia’s Amy Nurthen and Tasmania draftee Kristyl Smith.

Competing for her home state of Victoria, Brown backed up her stellar form in the Summer of Surf Series, reasserting her claims for the Nutri-Grain and Australian Championships title.

More than 160 surf athletes battled it out in the pinnacle event for interstate rivalry.

View all results here.

The Interstate Championship was the ideal lead-up event for may athletes gearing up for the Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships, which will be held 10-12 March at North Kirra on the Gold Coast.

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