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Posted by Lester Perry on Tuesday March 29 2011

MTBNZ just dropped the first selection (final team named July 12th) for the MTB Worlds later this year. Wide Open team members Samara Sheppard (u23 XC) and Jay Barrett (u19 DH- pictured above) are in the list.

Check out the full list after the jump….MTBNZ has great pleasure in announcing the long list of athletes for the 2011 World Mountainbike Championships. This long list contains athletes who have already qualified their selection through performances at key events this summer, as well as athletes who may be on the cusp of selection but who need to further demonstrate that they can meet the performance benchmark required.

Final NZ Mountainbike Team selection takes place on July 12th this year.

Cross Country Olympic (XCO)
Under 19 Women
Mary Gray Dunedin

Under 19 Men
Anton Cooper Christchurch
Mathew Waghorn Palmerston North
Nigel McDowell Rotorua
Tom Bradshaw Wellington
Tom Filmer Nelson
Harley Going Whangarei

Under 23 Women
Katie O’Neill Rotorua
Samara Sheppard Rotorua

Under 23 Men
Dirk Peters Rotorua
Brad Hudson Christchurch
Sam Shaw Rotorua
Richard Anderson Blenheim

Elite Women
Rosara Joseph Christchurch
Karen Hanlen Whakatane
Eloise Fry Nelson
Fiona MacDermid Palmerston North

Elite Men
Carl Jones Rotorua
Mike Northcott Tokoroa

Downhill Individual (DHI)
Under 19 Women
Sarah Atkin Wellington
Sophie Tyas Auckland
Madeline Taylor Napier
Veronique Sandler Nelson
Sophie-Marie Bethell Auckland

Under 19 Men
Reuben Olorenshaw Nelson
Daniel Franks Christchurch
Reece Potter Takaka
Zach Baker Auckland
Dan McCombie Dunedin
Jake Robinson Rotorua
Jay Barrett Havelock North
Nick Bygate Nelson
Louis Hamilton Rotorua

Elite Women
Harriet Harper Nelson
Amy Laird Christchurch

Elite Men
Cameron Cole Christchurch
Sam Blenkinsop Wanganui
Justin Leov Dunedin
Brook MacDonald Napier
George Brannigan Hastings
Nathan Rankin Levin
Matthew Scoles Alexandra
Wyn Masters New Plymouth
Kieran Bennett Nelson
Sam Baker Auckland
Eddie Masters Dunedin
Matt Walker Rotorua
Richard Leacock Wellington

Four Cross (4X)
Elite Men
Matt Walker Rotorua
Daniel Franks Christchurch

  • Ben

    sick, but why do they release the squad so late into the season, pretty stupid for juniors etc. not already over in europe for buying plane tickets etc. and not sure to go so hard into training…