UniSport Media Release
For release: 15 December 2022
UniSport Australia (UniSport) are excited to announce the team to represent the Australian UniRoos at the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games in Lake Placid, USA from 12-22 January 2023.
The team is comprised of 25 student-athletes and 10 officials, completing one of the biggest teams in history that Australia has sent to a FISU Winter University Games (formerly known as Winter Universiade).
The Australian UniRoos contingent will see four student-athletes competing in Alpine Skiing, three representing in Biathlon, nine student-athletes competing in Cross Country Skiing, five women competing in the Curling team, one competitor in Figure Skating, one South Australian student in Freestyle Skiing, and two Snowboard competitors.
The 11-day event will see the top student-athletes from across the world competing at the highest level outside of the Winter Olympics, with over 50 countries represented by 1500 student-athletes from over 600 universities.
Leading the Australian delegation as Chef de Mission is Ian Fitzpatrick, UWA Sport General Manager who comes with extensive experience in the role following his appointment as Chef de Mission for the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyark, Russia.
To complement the Australian student-athletes, there will be eight sport officials accompanying the team to Lake Placid as well as the experience of the 2019 Summer Universiade Team Doctor Kathy Yu who has a depth of experience in high performance athlete care.
Mark Sinderberry, Chief Executive Officer of UniSport Australia is thrilled with the depth and numbers in the Australian team for the 2023 event:
“UniSport are proud to have such a high-quality group of student-athletes participating at the Lake Placid 2023 World University Games.
“With Olympians such as Tahli Gill (Bachelor of Education, Queensland University of Technology), Seve de Campo (Bachelor Engineering (Hons)/Commerce, Australian National University) and Katie Parker (Bachelor of Business Administration, The University of Utah), as well as a large number of athletes from the Australian national team, we can’t wait to follow their results in January.
“It was disappointing for the athletes to have the Lucerne 2021 edition cancelled, so we are extremely excited to see the UniRoos back in action and in numbers that we haven’t seen in this event before.”
The Lake Placid 2023 World University Games will be streamed via FISU.TV from Thursday 12 January 2023.
For the full schedule, check out the Lake Placid 2023 Events page.
2023 Australian UniRoos Team:
ALPINE SKIING: Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super G, Alpine Combined
Madison Hoffman (Bachelor of Science, The University of Utah)
Sophie Mahon (Bachelor of Design, Monash University)
Hugh McAdam (Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)/Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Sydney)
Katie Parker (Bachelor of Business Administration, The University of Utah)
Samuel Martin (Bachelor of Commerce/Engineering, The University of Sydney)
Isabella Moon (Bachelor of Health Science, Australian National University)
William Neuhaus (Bachelor of Fine Arts/Visual Studies, University of Calgary)
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING: Interval Start, Pursuit, Sprint, Mass Start, Relay, Mixed Team Sprint
Adam Barnett (Bachelor of Product Design Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology)
Noah Bradford (Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University)
Fedele de Campo (Bachelor of Science/Commerce, Australian National University)
Seve de Campo (Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)/Commerce
Phoebe Cridland (Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws, The University of Sydney)
Rosie Fordham (Bachelor of Chemistry/Mathematics, University of Alaska)
John Mordes (Accounting/Politics, Philosophy, Economics (PPE), Australian National University)
Hannah Price (Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/ Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Australian National University)
Bentley Walker-Broose (Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Canberra)
Jayna Gill (Bachelor of Property Economics, Queensland University of Technology)
Kirby Gill (Bachelor of Nursing, Australian Catholic University)
Tahli Gill (Bachelor of Education (Primary), Queensland University of Technology)
Ivy Militano (Bachelor of Nursing Science, University of the Sunshine Coast)
Joanne Robins (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons), The University of Queensland)
Romy Grogan (Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology Sydney)
Alfred Wenk (Bachelor of Design (Product Design), University of South Australia)
SNOWBOARD: Parallel Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom
Georgia Brose (Bachelor of Psychological Science, Griffith University)
Mia Chawner (Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing), University of Canberra)
CHEF DE MISSION
TEAM MEDICAL DOCTOR
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
The Australian UniRoos is the team identity for all UniSport high performance teams representing Australia on the international stage at either a World University Championship, Summer or Winter University Games.
UniSport Australia (UniSport) is the peak body for university sport in Australia. 43 universities are members of UniSport, representing a population of over one million students. UniSport’s ambition is to become an integral partner to Australian universities and to deliver an outstanding student experience at our national intervarsity competitions.
More information on UniSport: www.unisport.com.au
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Sport Program Coordinator - International Program & National Leagues