Amaya Tan-Peters – NZSS Climbing Cup

Year 10 student Amaya Tan-Peters competed at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Climbing Cup in Mount Maunganui on 28-29 Aug. Amaya competed in her usual disciplines in the Junior Female combined Bouldering/Top-Rope event, as well as competing in the Junior Female Speed Climbing event for the first time. She continued her strong season in Bouldering/Top-Rope, winning the Junior Female bronze medal with 127.5 points and finishing only 3 points behind 1st place. In the Speed Climbing event, Amaya earned a strong 5th place in the qualifiers, where only the top 8 went through to the finals, and less than 1 second separated 2nd to 5th places. Amaya continued her rapid learning curve in the head-to-head finals, beating the 4th fastest qualifier before losing the semifinals by 0.4sec.

Amaya executed her best speed climb of the weekend in the bronze medal round, winning in 12.488sec and beating the 2nd fastest qualifier.

In winning bronze in both disciplines, Amaya was the highest-ranked Auckland Junior Female in the tournament and the only Junior Female medallist who didn’t attend Mount Maunganui College.