About 20 Flying Geckos athletes headed to Auckland for the 2022 La Sportiva National Leadclimbing Championships, and came ooooh so close to defending the Teams Cup from BOPSCA (if only we’d sent a team to the Speedclimbing Champs…).
Congratulations to all the athletes for giving it their best, to Robert for celebrating his birthday with us, to Nicola for organising the catering, to Rob for organising the parking, and to Conor, Al, Andrew, Angela, James, Katie & Ngāwai for support & encouragement!
Also a special thanks to Evie for supporting all the young athletes, for being such a great comp belayer (IFSC judge Nelson even wants copies of the event photos of Evie belaying because it demonstrates such good technique!), and a deserved congratulations on taking out silver in what was her final youth competition.
|Cirrus Tan||Open Female||1st|
|Nicky Dachs||Open Female||6th|
|Kayla Muirson||Open Female||7th|
|Jake Townshend||Open Male||2nd|
|Scott Ferguson||Open Male||7th|
|Daniel Dachs||Open Male||10th|
|George Darnbrough||Open Male||15th|
|Evie Boyd||Junior Female||2nd|
|Daniel Dachs||Junior Male||4th|
|Emily Lane||Masters Female||1st|
|Kayla Muirson||Youth A Female||6th|
|Willow Cook||Youth A Female||8th|
|Ngaire North||Youth A Female||11th|
|George Darnbrough||Youth A Male||9th|
|Laura Townshend||Youth B Female||2nd|
|Hanna North||Youth B Female||10th|
|Spencer Menzies||Youth B Male||2nd|
|Oliver Chinn||Youth B Male||7th|
|Robert Rider||Youth B Male||11th|
|Xanthe Saunders||Youth C Female||2nd|
|Katie Chinn||Youth C Female||3rd|
|Manaia Johnston||Youth C Female||7th|
|Alex Mitchell||Youth C Male||2nd|
|Cooper Gibson||Youth C Male||3rd|
|Alex Evans||Youth C Male||9th|
|Anna Evans||Youth D Female||1st|
|Charlotte Chinn||Youth D Female||4th|
Full set of photos from Conor Boyd Photography available in a gallery here, or on Facebook or Instagram.
(Apologies for the lack of podium photos for the Saturday categories – check the CNZ feeds for photos from the official photographer)
Please note: images here are available for personal use (eg social media postings with credit to @conorboydphoto).