SUNSHINE Coast clubs were in the thick of action.
YANDINA'S Gary Thatcher claimed the state crown in the open drop knee section, after winning both legs of the series.
Capturing the Australian title capped a remarkable rise through the sport for Rogers.
NOOSA Heads finished the carnival in 10th place on the overall club standings.
HE'S remained at the club which has looked after him and he says he didn't want to leave the Sunshine Coast, which he dubbed "the best place in the world”.
HE edged local hope Simon Huitenga and Maroochydore's Hayden Cotter in a frantic dash to the tape.
FALCONS supporters will be hopeful the team can do enough to squeeze inside the finals-bound top six of the 14-team competition.
SOME words of inspiration helped Lana Rogers to victory in the national ironwoman final at Perth.
Lana Rogers says the order of disciplines for Saturday's Australian ironwoman final should suit her, after she stormed through the semi-finals on Friday
The Roos won the corresponding fixture last year and they have won their opening two matches this campaign.