British Team Trials took place on the 6th and 7th December 2008 at EICA - Ratho, on their brand new articulated competition wall.
The event was a great success for both the Juniors and Seniors, and the team management had some hard decisions to make over who would make the British Team with over 80 climbers to choose from. The routes tested all the competitors to the maximum, with some wild moves and some even wilder falls being taken by seniors and juniors alike.
Click on this link to download a full list of results for both junior and senior categories.
The following competitors will invited onto the British Senior Lead Team 2009:-
Women: Beth Monks, Emma Twyford
Men: Rob Haigh, Drew Haigh, Alan Cassidy, Aid Baxter, Adam Watson
Invited to team training with prospect of being promoted to full team: Ashleigh Naysmith, Robin Sutton, Tony Musselbrook. The following juniors have also been ivited to train with the senior team to smooth out their transistion from junior to senior competition - Robbie Phillips, Nat Berry, Michaela Tracy, Rob Mackenzie, James Garden.
The following competitors will invited onto the British Junior Lead Team 2009:-
Girls: Caitlin Wallace, Natalie Berry, Shauna Coxsey, Hannah Beresford, Michaela Tracy, and Rebecca Hall.
Boys: Edward Hamer, Andrew Towers, Ross Kirkland, Jonathan Stocking, Luke Tilley, Paul Williamson, Jonathan Field, Joshua Farrell and James Garden
Aspirants for the Junior Team:-
Girls: Alice Waterhouse, Jaime Davidson, Lily Rosengard, Jessica McCaskey, Ellen Macaskill, Suzannah Zitter, and Ellen Tracy.
Boys: Ben Patterson, Edd Mowbray, Tom Middlemas, Jonny White, Sean Hopkins, and Robbie Phillips.
Aspirants for the European Youth Series:-
Girls: Eleanor Hopkins, Olivia Ratcliffe.
Boys: Micheal Hopkins, Dylan McKenzie.
There will be further Junior Team Trials in 2009 to select a larger team that will compete in the European Youth Series at EICA in Sept. 2009 and the World Youth Championships in Sept. 2010. Keep an eye on this section of the website for further information.
Congratulations to all members of the British Climbing Team 2009.
Photos courtesy of Mark Alderson
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