With the introduction of Climbing as an event in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Philippine National Climbing Team has been revived and back in the international spotlight of competition climbing aiming to qualify for the most prestigious sports event in the world.
The team has been continuously competing and excelling locally and abroad and gained achievements in various competitions.
The team consists of a roster of 22 athletes, 12 in Team A and 10 in developmental pool. They have spent the last few years gaining experience and set to perform their best in international competitions this year.
TEAM A - current top 6 athletes in the country, arranged based on their ranking in the National Bouldering Competition 2018.
- Gerald Verosil - 17 years old, based in Singapore.
- Iman Lorenzo Mora - 29 years old, based in Cagayan de Oro
- Washington Jusay- 32 years old, based in Macau.
- John Joseph Veloria- 25 years old, based in Manila.
- Mich Pinili - 26 year old, Dumaguete based.
- Jose Mari Cortes - 32 years old, based in Macau.
- Mhik Tejares - 33 years old, based in Manila.
- Rochelle Suarez - 26 years old, based in Manila.
- Joanne Ala- 26 years old, based in Manila.
- Liana Mora - 28 years old, based in Cagayan de Oro.
- Juvelle Pua - 29 years old, based in Spain.
- Jela Buendia - 25 years old, based in Cebu.
Development Pool - athletes who have shown potential as climbers and we desire to expose them to international competition climbing. They are listed based on their ranking in the National Bouldering Competition 2018.
- Paul Eli Suson
- Andrew Robles
- Kranz Matthew Moreno
- Adrian Phonchai Deetaisong
- Brandon Grageda
- Jethro Hallazgo
- Andrelin Pareno
- Ajina Carampel
- Lissa Vidal
- Erika Gana
- Klymille Keilah Rodriguez
- Derille Pagayon
International competitions are the best arena for our athletes to exhibit their talents and gain experience, but these come at very high costs. The team's hard work and dedication can only go so far without monetary support. Majority of our athletes consist of individuals with day jobs or are currently students, and funds are always an issue.
In this light, we are seeking your financial support for the Philippine National Climbing Team. Monetary support will be allocated to the most needy athletes who are also the deserving, top performers. Aside from training expenses, our budgetary requirements for the upcoming competitions this year are listed below:
ASIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS - CHINA - OCTOBER 2019
- The best youth climbers will be sent to China
- Budget - Php 100,000
26th ASIAN CLIMBING CHAMPIONSHIP - PALEMBANG, INDONESIA - NOVEMBER 2019
- The best athletes from all around Asia will be sent to compete in Indonesia
- Budget: Php 400,000
TOTAL BUDGET NEEDED = P 500,000
You may also donate directly via Online Transfer thru our
Team Manager - Joanne Ala
BPI Savings: 3089-1077-16