Watch the 2022 IFSC Youth World Championships

Find out which SA athletes are competing & where to watch the upcoming Youth World Champs...

After much anticipation, fundraising efforts around South Africa and months of dedicated training by our local athletes, the 2022 IFSC Youth World Championships are finally in sight!

The event will take place in Dallas, Texas from Monday 22 August to Wednesday 31 August, with athletes from all over the world coming together to strut their stuff in speed, bouldering and lead. Some of the South African competitors flew across to the United States last week to check out the surroundings, adjust to the time difference and get in a few final training sessions before the main event, with the rest of the team joining them on 18 August.

Check out the below list to see who will be repping Team South Africa next week, and follow the team’s journey in Dallas on Instagram at @sa_youth_worlds_climbing!


● Nicholas Allan
(Boulder & Lead)

● Matthew Grunewald
(Boulder, Lead & Speed)

● Tiaan le Roux
(Boulder & Lead)

● Joshua Bruyns
(Speed & Lead)

● Luke Eberhard
(Boulder & Lead)

● Ethan Pearman

● Sebastian van Wyk
(Boulder, Lead & Speed)

● Dylan Odgers


● Tegwen Oates
(Boulder & Lead)

● Thandi Fudu
(Boulder & Lead)

● Arielle Coetzer
(Boulder & Lead)

● Cara Pepler
(Boulder & Lead)

● Ilke Pepler
(Boulder & Lead)

● Aimee Hattingh

The climbers in Dallas are joined by a few South African Youth Climbing Team officials:

● Carmen Bouwer (Assistant Manager)
● Chris Allan (HP & Medical Manager)
● Tiffany Wells (Head Coach)
● Christopher Cosser (Technical Manager)

You can learn more about the officials, their roles and their experience on the South African National Climbing Federation’s Facebook Page. Check out the below video to see Tiffany, who travelled to Dallas with the first batch of competitors on 11 August, speak to eNCA about the upcoming competition and her personal climbing journey…

The @sa_youth_worlds_climbing page will be streaming our athletes’ qualifier climbs on Instagram Live, and the finals and semi-finals will be streamed live by the IFSC on their YouTube channel, so check out the event schedule below, grab some popcorn and enjoy!



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