Australian National Championships

The biggest event on the Australian calendar was held earlier this month from 7 – 10 November, 2019.  Athletes from across Australia flocked to NSW to determine the 2019 National Champions in all three disciplines: Lead, Speed and Boulder.

This year had the added pressure of being a qualification event to the 2020 Oceania Titles which will be held from 28 – 29 March, 2020. The Oceania Titles are then the qualification event for this regions Olympic spot for Tokyo 2020 where one female and one male will be selected to compete.

Victoria sent a strong team of 6 athletes with 4 of these competing in the combined event required to qualify for the Oceania Titles.  We are very pleased to announce that all 4 athletes finished in the top 8 combined results and therefore automatically qualify for the Oceania Titles.

Congratulations to Grace Crowley, James Kassay, Oceana Mackenzie and Ned Middlehurst!

All athletes produced amazing results and a special mention to Oceana Mackenzie who is the National Champion in all three disciplines!

Victorian Results:

Athlete Name Lead Speed Boulder Combined
Matthew Austin 4th
Grace Crowley 7th 4th 8th 7th
James Kassay 2nd 11th 4th 4th
Oceana Mackenzie 1st 1st 1st 1st
Sarah McKenzie 11th 16th
Ned Middlehurst 9th 3rd 5th 5th

*All ranks are Australian Ranking, view below results for competition ranking.

For full lead results, click here.
For full boulder results, click here.
For full speed results, click here.
For full combined results, click here.

Good luck to all our athletes in the Oceania Titles 2020!

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Photo by Yvette Harrison