Mia Weeda - NSW - Junior Female - Lead, Speed, Boulder
I started climbing casually when I was 11, and began to train seriously a few years later.
As a kid I would climb just about anything I could find. My parents responded to that by signing me up for the kid's class at a local climbing gym. As soon as I found out that competitive climbing was an option, I knew it was something I wanted to get involved in. I started entering social competitions, then progressed to competing more seriously.
I like to train at as many gyms as I can, to practice different setting styles and to keep training fun. I try to focus equally on lead and boulder in my training. I love both disciplines too much to ever choose one, and the unique mental and physical requirements of each keep things interesting.
My main goal is to keep competing in world cups and improve my results. I'm hoping to get some valuable experience, and some results I can be proud of, at youth worlds before I age permanently into the open category.