Development Squad Selections from National Open Bouldering Championships

Notified 1pm, Saturday the 23rd of September 2023.

Following the La Sportiva Open Bouldering Championships at the Northern Rocks, Auckland on the 16th of September the following listed athletes have been selected into the Open Development Squad for 2023 / 2024 for Bouldering.

Any athletes wishing to appeal the selection process, appeals need to be made within 2 working days of this post being notified to all climbers. Please ensure that you refer to the section 7 of the selection policy, and send any appeal to .

Reminder of the criteria for selections:

Athletes need to be eligible for selection, which means being a member of a Climbing New Zealand Affiliated Club and being eligible to hold a New Zealand passport.

Automatic selection of the top 25% of the eligible athletes invited to be a member of the 2023/24 NZ Open Development Squad. Discretionary selections can also be made, refer to the policy for details.

Climbing New Zealand selection processes are documented in our selection policy page on our website, please refer to this in the first instance if you have questions. The actual policy document is on our web page here.

Being selected into the Development Squad makes the athlete eligible to seek New Zealand Team selection in 2024.

Open Development Squad

Open Female

Female (top 25% based on results)

Lucy Sinclair
Tayla Manning
Amanda  Speed
Dixie Whiting
Kiri Shibahara

Female (discretionary selections, due to performance equivalence)

Azaria  Briscoe
Jasmine Arnold-Clark
Cirrus Tan
Hannah Zia
Abby Gebert
Meredith Butcher
Mischa Boorman

Female (discretionary due to exceptional circumstances)

Rebecca Hounsell
Bella Domaneschi

Open Male

Oskar Wolff
George Sanders
Jake Townshend
Finlay Cate
AJ Goldsmith
Spencer Menzies

Congratulations to all the athletes selected.

Richard Waldin
Climbing New Zealand

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