IFSC World Youth Championships

The IFSC World Youth Championships are on now! Tune in to the IFSC you tube channel to catch all the semi final and finals action as athletes from across Australia compete against the worlds best youth athletes. The championships are running from 22 – 31 August, 2019 in Arco, Italy.

Australia has once again sent a large team with 24 members representing the green and gold:

Annabelle Cleary
Abby Manning
Ned Middlehurst
Sam Lavender
Ryan Sklenica
Jesse Ruffini
Callum Banks

Youth A
Jordyn Damasco
Ella Easton
Leah Jeffries
Maxim Pare
Angus Simpson
Aaron Matted
Oliver Burch
Finn McCallum-Packham
Mathew Austin

Youth B
Angie Scarth-Johnson
Ellisa Andres
Mia Weeda
Ashley Brooks
Joshua Mennell
Hugo Hornshaw
Marley Farquharson
Leyroy Harley

With a smaller than usual Victorian representation the three Victorians are set to compete later this week.  Ned Middlehurst will compete in boulder and speed while Mathew Austin and Oliver Burch will be competing in the speed event. Make sure you get behind them and cheer them on from home!

It was exciting to see NSW athlete Angie Scarth-Johnson reach semi-finals earlier this week.  Scarth-Johnson put in a fantastic effort finishing 10th overall in lead – missing finals by a mere 2 places.  With results like these Scarth-Johnson is a contender to keep an eye on.

Good luck to all the athletes!