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2015 New Zealand JWOC Team
By Anna Robertson - Thu 28 May 2015 8:39am
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JWOC 2015 NZ Team - casual training

Introducing the 2015 New Zealand JWOC Team

Quiz time – match the saying to the 2015 team member…

  • “You have brains in your head. And feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”  – Dr Seuss
  • Life begins at the end of your comfort zone (x2)
  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • ‘There is always competition, don’t lose to yourself’ – Matt Ogden 2015
  • Get over it!
  • Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions. Chocolate understands.
  • Second is the first loser.
  • “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford
  • In order to succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure.
  • Impossible is nothing
  • Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
  • “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great” – Tom Hanks
  • That’s the difference between you and me. You wanna lose small and I wanna win big” — Harvey Specter
  • Make it happen!

Ladies before Gents….


Alice TilleyAlice Tilley

  • DOB: 1st November 1997
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: Good hands
  • JWOCs: Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: Livet begynner ved utgangen av komfortsonen
  • What (or who) motivates me: Making things happen.
  • Most memorable moment: Middle A Final – JWOC 2014
  • Fun Fact: It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Daniell GoodallDanielle Goodall (Dani)

  • DOB: 24th October 1999
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: Thames
  • JWOCs: Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: “Du har hjerne i hodet ditt. Og føttene i skoene dine. Du kan styre deg selv hvilken som helst retning du velger. Du er på egen hånd. Og du vet hva du vet. Og DU er den som vil avgjøre hvor du skal dra … “- Dr Seuss
  • What (or who) motivates me: Taylor Swift, Family, my goals
  • Most memorable moment: Kayla and my wedding.
  • Fun Fact: I like Taylor Swift and Kayla Fairbairn. I also love adventure racing and music playing saxophone and flute.

Katie Cory-Wright

Katie Cory-Wright

  • DOB: 23rd September 1999
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: Christchurch
  • JWOCs: Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: Få over det!
  • What (or who) motivates me: Cows chasing me
  • Most memorable moment: Winning W10 at 7 and thinking I was the best
  • Fun Fact: Me and Ed are actually twins 😉

Kayla FairbairnKayla Fairbairn

  • DOB: 14th April 1997
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: My house
  • JWOCs: Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: Chocolate spør ikke dumme spørsmål. Sjokolade forstår.
  • What (or who) motivates me: Food
  • Most memorable moment: JWOC 2014 antics in Bulgs
  • Fun Fact: 75% of facts that people tell you are made up

Sonia HollandsSonia Hollands

  • DOB: 10th January 1996
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: Matamata
  • JWOCs: Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: Andre er den første taperen.
  • What (or who) motivates me: Lizzie Ingham, Judith Wyder
  • Most memorable moment: Getting selected for JWOC 2014 and competing in Bulgaria, as well as competing in the World Cup in Tasmania against the world’s best orienteers.
  • Fun Fact: I love to draw in my down time when I’m not training or studying.

Sophie HarrisonSophie Harrison

  • DOB: 9th August 1997
  • Born In: Christchurch
  • Raised in: In the South
  • JWOCs: Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: Umulig er ingenting.
  • What (or who) motivates me: Going to awesome places and Santa motivates me
  • Most memorable moment: Being born
  • Fun Fact: You are twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than to be bitten by a shark.

Gentlemen


Cameron TierCameron Tier (withdrawn due to injury)

  • DOB: 6th November 1995
  • Born In: New Zealand
  • Raised in: Auckland
  • JWOCs: Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: “Det er ment å være vanskelig. Hvis det var ikke vanskelig, alle ville gjøre det. Den harde er det som gjør det bra “- Tom Hanks, en liga av sine egne
  • What (or who) motivates me: Mo Farah
  • Most memorable moment: Watching WOC in person last year
  • Fun Fact: Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, it is in fact genetic which one you are likely to be (I’m a night owl).

Ed Cory-WrightEd Cory-Wright

  • DOB: 6th October 1997
  • Born In: Takapuna
  • Raised in: Takapuna
  • JWOCs: Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: “Enten du tror du kan, eller du kan ikke, du har rett” – Henry Ford
  • What (or who) motivates me: Epic music
  • Most memorable moment: Missing out on Middle A final JWOC 2014
  • Fun Fact: One of my pupils is bigger than the other

Nick SmithNick ‘Smooth’ Smith

  • DOB: 25th August 1997
  • Born In: Christchurch
  • Raised in: Christchurch
  • JWOCs: Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: Ikke å forberede forbereder seg til å mislykkes
  • What (or who) motivates me: Chris Forne
  • Most memorable moment: NZ Junior Development Squad Camp 2014
  • Fun Fact: My club team has had a 2/3 success rate at the national club relays.

Shamus MorrisonShamus Morrison (The Moose)

  • DOB: 22nd February 1996
  • Born In: Dunedin
  • Raised in: Wellington
  • JWOCs: Czech Republic 2013, Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: For å lykkes, må ditt ønske om å lykkes er større enn frykten for å mislykkes.- Bill Cosby
  • What (or who) motivates me: Nick Boss Hann and the desire for a ‘perfect race’
  • Most memorable moment: 6th place in the 2014 JWOC relay
  • Fun Fact: The official Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London has come from Oslo for over the last fifty years.

Photo: Carsten Nohr Nielsen / Frame The Action

Photo: Carsten Nohr Nielsen / Frame The Action

Timothy William Robertson (Tim, Timmy, William the Conqueror)

  • DOB: 5th August 1995
  • Born In: Hutt hospital
  • Raised in: The mighty Lower Hutt
  • JWOCs: Poland 2011, Slovakia 2012, Czech Republic 2013, Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: Livet begynner ved utgangen av komfortsonen
  • What (or who) motivates me: Laura Robertson, Marlene Berger, my flatmates, having a warm shower and getting into Trimtex compression socks and tights after training
  • Most memorable moment: Overseas travel to compete in various sports
  • Fun Fact(s): I wrote this sitting in muddy, sweaty orienteering gear after a night training in Czech Republic. Oslo has just built the world’s first bumblebee highway.

Tommy Hayes

Tommy Hayes

  • DOB: 11th September 1997
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: Auckland, Dunedin, Brisbane, Adelaide
  • JWOCs: Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: ‘Det er alltid konkurranse, ikke mister deg selv “- Matt Ogden 2015
  • What (or who) motivates me: The rain, especially running in the rain with Matt Goodall
  • Most memorable moment: Making the NZ Schools team in 2014 with MG, DB and ECW.
  • Fun Fact: I have a Norwegian half-brother called Per Often.

Devon Beckman

Devon Beckman

  • DOB: 9 April 1997
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: Multiple houses
  • JWOCs: Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: “Det er forskjellen mellom deg og meg. Du vil miste litenog jeg ønsker å vinne stort “- Harvey Specter
  • What (or who) motivates me: #devcan 
  • Most memorable moment: Running into the Sprint Qual Arena in Tasmania, where Ed was going hammer and tongs on the cowbell. You can never have too much cowbell.
  • Fun Fact: The word ‘bae’ is the Danish word for ‘poop’

Management


Gene Beveridge
Gene Beveridge (Papa G)

  • DOB: 10th December 1991
  • Born In: Auckland
  • Raised in: Woodhill Forest
  • JWOCs: Denmark 2010, Poland 2011, Norway 2015 – Coach
  • Favourite saying: Gjør det skje!
  • What (or who) motivates me: Myself, I’m just obsessed with pushing the limit.
  • Most memorable moment: WUOC 2014 – realising I was getting closer to the top.
  • Fun Fact: I enjoy listening to most genres of extreme metal music.

Anna & Tim RobertsonAnna Robertson

  • DOB: 18th March 1966
  • Born In: Hunterville
  • Raised in: Hunterville, Wanganui, Palmerston North
  • JWOCs: Manager in Czech Republic 2013, Bulgaria 2014, Norway 2015
  • Favourite saying: “Ikke gå der stien kan føre, gå i stedet der det ikke er vei og forlate en sti.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What (or who) motivates me: My family – especially Laura & Tim 
  • Most memorable moment: Managing JWOC tours and being there for 4 podium presentations
  • Fun Fact: In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin called Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav.

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