Blake Rutherford

                                                                             

A strong junior gymnast, Blake Rutherford broke through for his first senior gold in the 2015 National Championships paired with Jarrod Spear.

The success was Rutherford’s fifth in seven years, after winning three in a row between 2011 and 2013, and finishing sixth in the 2014 Championships at his first Senior attempt.

Rutherford has also posted good results overseas, scoring two third placings in the Indo Pacific Championships in 2010 and 2012 for Double Mini Trampoline, before winning the Trampoline competition in 2014. His best finish for the World Age Championships was a 16thplace in Great Britain in 2011. 

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Rockhampton, QLD
Occupation: Student
Nickname: -
Sporting motto: The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday
Most admired sportsperson: Ty Swadling, Cherie Rutherford
Favourite sports team: North Queensland Cowboys (NRL)
Favourite music: Eminem -Almost Famous
Favourite movie: -

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 2 years old, mum & dad were coaches
First Club: Rockhampton PCYC
First Coach: Cherie Rutherford
Current Club: Rockhampton PCYC
Current Coach: Cherie Rutherford, Michael Rutherford, Matthew Delforce
Best apparatus: Trampoline
Favourite skill: Miller Straight
Most difficult skill to learn: Full Half

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2015 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2011 World Age Championships
Best Trampolining Moment: Seeing Riley & my name on the top of the scoreboard

NATIONAL RESULTS

Year
Event
Age Gr.
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2016 Australian Championships Senior -
-
2015 Australian Championships Senior - - 1st
2014 Australian Championships Senior 15th 6th
2013 Australian Championships Junior 3rd - 1st
2012 Australian Championships Junior 24th - - 1st
2011
Australian Championships
U17 2nd - - 1st
2010 Australian Championships U15 1st - - U17 2nd
2009 Australian Championships
U15
2nd
-
-
1st

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year
Event
Age Gr.
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2014 Indo Pacific Championships 17+   1st  -  -
2013 World Age Championships, BUL 17+  58th 24th
2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, AUS

Junior 

9th - - 4th
2012 Indo Pacific Championships, AUS U17 3rd - - -
2012 Pacific Rim Championships, USA  Junior 10th - - 3rd
2011 World Age Championships, GBR
U17
16th
-
-
-
2010 Indo Pacific Championships, JPN
U15
3rd
-
-
10th
2010 World Age Championships, FRA
U15
22nd
-
-
18th
2009 World Age Games, RUS
U15
24th
-
-
13th

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

World Championships: N/A
Olympic Games N/A