Corey Fletcher

24

YEARS OLD

QLD

BURLEIGH HEADS MOWBRAY PARK SLSC

N/A

2020/2021 SERIES

Board

STRENGTH

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Name: Corey Fletcher
Competitive club: Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC
Original Club: Copacabana SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: N/A
Best series finish: 14th in the 2018/19 Nutri-Grain Iron Series
Aussie title(s):  2017 - U19 Board Relay 2018 - Open Male Taplin 2019 - Open Board Relay

Bio

Originally from the Central Coast of NSW, Corey Fletcher started his Ironman journey as a nipper at Copacabana SLSC. He found his footing as a beach sprinter, becoming a Junior NSW State Champion in the Beach Sprint and Beach Flags. In 2016 Fletcher relocated to the Gold Coast and soon made his Nutri-Grain IronMan Series debut in 2017/18. A member of victorious Australian Surf Life Saving Team in 2018, Fletcher says one of his main goals is to become a mainstay in the Nutri-Grain Series and to prove himself against the best.


Corey, how old were you when you started surf lifesaving and why?

5I started out doing nippers at the age of 6 because I saw all the kids down at Copa Surf Club and told my parents, “I want to do that!” and have done Surf Life Saving ever since.

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

When I first started watching the Nutri-Grain Series, Ali Day was the new kid on the block and I remember him wearing the old black leader’s rashie. From then on I always looked up to him and now I get to put my foot on the line next to him!

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

“Trust the process!” Michael King – My Coach

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Everything is possible if you put in the hard work and put your mind to it!

What do you think about on the start line?

I focus on getting a clean start and getting myself in a good position to set up the rest of the race.

Corey, what has been a high and low in your IronMan journey?

High: Making my Nutri-Grain Series debut at Queenscliff Beach in 2017/18.

Low: Narrowly missing out on qualifying for the last two years was a tough pill to swallow.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

No I don’t have any superstitions on race day, but leading up to a big carnival I love to get a fresh haircut.

Do you have a secret talent?

I have sunk a half court basketball shot at an NBL game and I’ve won a Connect 4 tournament.