Col Pearse declared junior Sportstar winner

By Riverine Herald

COL Pearse has claimed the 2019 Echuca Moama Junior Sportstar of the Year award.

Pearse added the green and gold to his achievements in 2019 when he travelled to London to compete in the World Para Swimming Championships.

Pearse’s performance at the 2019 Australian Championships saw him make the team in three events - 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley.

On the world stage, Pearse brought home the first of hopefully many medals, finishing third in his pet event the 100 butterfly, in a personal best time which broke the Oceania record.