Mountain Bike Australia has named a 10 member Australian Junior Downhill Team for the UCI MTB World Championships to be held in Cairns, Queensland 5th-10th September.
The team includes junior National champions Baxter Maiwald and Ellie Smith and Oceania Champion Joshua Clark has also been selected. There are a number of world championship debutants but with many of these juniors sighted on the World Cup circuit this summer, they are not without experience on the world stage.
In the lead up to the world championships, a number of the squad will attend a four day training camp in Cairns with national team staff.
JUNIOR MEN DHI
Baxter Maiwald (VIC)
Patrick Butler (NSW)
Joshua Clark (NSW)
Ben Zwar (VIC)
Harry Parsons (NSW)
Bryce Heathcote (VIC)
Darcy Coutts (VIC)
Matt Carter (VIC)
Reserves: Niki Barber; Aaron Gungl
JUNIOR WOMEN DHI
Ellie Smith (NSW)
Sally Potter (NSW)
The remainder of the Australian team for the world championships will be released early next month. To all the juniors who have been selected, we at AMB congratulate you. Well done.
Words: MTBA Photo: Lachlan Ryan