A tough weekend was had deciding who New Zealand’s best youth and masters boulderers were. Congrats to all those who competed and good luck to all those competing at the worlds. Below are a small selection of images from the comp, to view the entire album please click here
The selection document for the Open Oceania Team for Oceania Championships March 28th and 29th March 2020, Villawood, Sydney Australia is available here. The nomination criteria for the 2020 Olympics is available here. Second year Youth B climbers in 2019 (those who will be 16 yrs in 2020) are eligible to selection.
All the best to our Youth Yeam for WYCH Arco – Oskar Wolff, Alia Robinson, Abby Gebert, Joy Williams, Tayla Manning, Phoebe Kenderdine, Ariana van Lith, Matthew Jones, David Sheppard, Irralee Hair, Sophia Osipova, Kim Forde, Sarah Tetzlaff, Tom Waldin and management team – Zil Yeaman, Rob Moore and Wiz Fineron. The team head to Thailand for a weeks training before flying on to Italy for the Youth World Championships. Follow the event here. Also follow the Climbing New Zealand Youth Team page to keep up with their progress. Link to the page here.
Registration closes 16th of August Climbing New Zealand (CNZ) and School Sport New Zealand (NZSSSC) are promoting and organising the National Secondary Schools Climbing Championships for 2019. The competition will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2019 at Rocktopia in Mount Maunganui. The event is open to all secondary schools. Information about the event and the registration process is available on School Sport website. http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/asset/downloadasset?id=285f9de1-e7aa-46c3-8690-24ed4d63db59 Please promote to your schools and communities to make this a great event.
We have 3 kiwi climbers there. Best of luck to Sarah Tetzlaff, George Sanders, Tom Waldin, who will be competing in all 3 disciplines, Lead, Speed and Bouldering. The team is supported & managed up in Tokyo by Kerry Crawford and Andrea Crawford. Bouldering qualifiers commence on Sunday the 11th for Sarah and Monday the 12th for Tom and George. If you want to follow the event go to: World Climbing Championships 2019 This event will be epic, it doubles as an Olympic Qualify (the first qualifying opportunity) with the top 7 climbers in the Combined Event winning selection.
Sunday 4th August 2019 – Finals 8.00 am – Facility opens for warm up 8.00 am – Isolation Opens Youth C and Youth D 8.30 am – Isolation Closes Youth C and Youth D 8.40 am – Youth C and Youth D Viewing 8.50 am – 10.24 am – Youth C and Youth D Finals 10.30 am – Isolation Opens Youth B and Masters 11.00 am – Isolation Closes Youth B and Masters 11.10 am – Youth B and Masters Viewing 11.20 am – Youth B and Masters Finals Begin 1.12 pm – Youth B Male, Youth B Female and Read More
Climbing New Zealand (CNZ) and School Sport New Zealand (NZSSSC) are promoting and organising the National Secondary Schools Climbing Championships for 2019. The competition will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2019 at Rocktopia in Mount Maunganui. The event is open to all secondary schools. Information about the event and the registration process is available on School Sport website. http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/asset/downloadasset?id=285f9de1-e7aa-46c3-8690-24ed4d63db59 Please promote to your schools and communities to make this a great event.
Evie Boyd from Canterbury had a very successful trip to Nouméa to compete for the NZ Youth Team in the 2019 New Caledonia National Lead Championship. The only climber to top all three qualifying climbs, she finished first in Youth A Female and second in Open Female. She was very impressed with the quality of the route-setting, and indeed the whole venue. Found everybody very welcoming and friendly. She also enjoyed meeting French speed-climbing legend Bassa Mawem who showed her round.
A big shout out to our NZ paraclimbers Rachel Maia and Di Drayton who competed at the Paraclimbing World Champs in Brancion, France. Congratulations both for your amazing climbing we’re so proud! Rachel finished 4th and Diane 7th.
Youth C and Youth D participants in the competition in Noumea June 29th:Kyra True, Logan Gallagher, Zoe Weldon, Mischa Barton, Meredith Butcher Results: Congratulations to the Kiwi competitors in New Caledonia this weekend for the Youth C and D combined lead speed and boulder. Mischa Boorman took silver and Zoe Weldon bronze in Youth C female. Kyra True won and Logan Gallagher both took silver in Youth D. Meredith Butcher came a very close 4th in Youth C Female. Allez les Kiwis!