ALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 ISA WORLD BODYBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP IN CHILE

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The National Teams Have Arrived In A Bodyboarding Paradise, The City Of Iquique

A total of 14 countries and over 90 athletes and coaches are confirmed to participate in the historic ISA World Bodyboard Championship, held at the world-class Bodyboarding Wave, Punta 1, in the northern Chilean city of Iquique. The competition will take place from December 6th to the 14th.

Each National Team consists of up to 7 total athletes: 3 Open Men, 1 Open Women, 1 Junior Boys Under-18, 1 Junior Girls Under-18, 1 Dropknee, plus Team Officials.

Freesurf1_Gonzalo_MuñozExcellent surf conditions have greeted the surfers during pre-event free surf sessions in Iquique, Chile. Photo: ISA/Gonzalo Muñoz

The confirmed countries are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, and Venezuela.

Team Brazil will be looking to defend the Team Gold Medal, but don’t count out the host nation, Chile, who will give it their all to win the first ISA World Championship in the country.

“We are just a couple of days away from the Opening Ceremony and the start of the 2014 ISA World Bodyboard Championship in Chile. All National Teams have been announced and the athletes have begun to arrive in the beautiful and historic northern-Chilean city of Iquique,” remarked ISA President Fernando Aguerre.

Agurre continued, “The world’s best bodyboarders will be practicing at the world-class waves in preparation for the competition that begins with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday and the competition on Sunday. As I like to remind all athletes, while a few competitors will go home with medals, all of them are already winners, as they are surfing as members of their National Surfing Teams.”

Freesurf_Rommel_Gonzales_1414 National Teams and over 90 athletes are confirmed to participate in the historic ISA World Bodyboard Championship, the first ever ISA World Championship in Chile. Photo: ISA/Rommel Gonzales

Below is a full list of the confirmed teams. Please note team registration closes on Friday and is subject to change. The final list will be found on – http://isawbc.com/iquiquecl/teams/

Argentina          

Open Men:

  • Patricio Galay
  • Nicolas Chiara
  • Gustavo Bartolini

Open Women:

TBD

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Leandro Ivan Cardozo

Junior Girls Under-18:

TBD

Dropknee:

  • Patricio Galay

Team Officials:

TBD

Brazil

Open Men:

  • Eder Luciano
  • Sergio Luis
  • Lucio Santana

Open Women:

  • Neymara Carvalho

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Socrates Santana

Junior Girls Under-18:

  • Yumi Vasconcellow

Dropknee:

  • Eder Luciano

Team Officials:

  • Wendel Lopes

Chile

TBD

 

Costa Rica

Open Men:

  • Richard Marín
  • Marlon Sandoval
  • Reymar Ramírez

Open Women:

  • Shamobi Offer

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Alejandro Campos

Junior Girls Under-18:

  • Micaela Cubero

Dropknee:

  • William Fallas

Ecuador

Open Men:

  • Adrián Alcívar
  • Jhonny Alcívar
  • Jorge Maldonado

Open Women:

  • Andrea Monteverde

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Bryan Molina

Junior Girls Under-18:

  • TBD

Dropknee:

  • Pascual Rosales

Team Officials:

  • Darwin Montes De Oca

France

Open Men:

  • Amaury Laverhne
  • Jeremy Arnous
  • Maxime Castillo

Open Women:

  • Anne Cécile Lacoste

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Alexandre Castillo

Junior Girls Under-18:

  • Kim Veteau

Dropknee:

  • Amaury Laverhne

Team Officials:

  • Nicolas Padois
  • Thierry Durantel

Mexico

Open Men:

  • Ulises Rodriguez Guerrero
  • Hugo Collins

Panama

Open Men:

  • Giovanni Greco

Peru

Open Men:

  • Renzo Jesus Fassioli Flores
  • Jorge Eduardo Hurtado Diaz
  • Miguel Angel Rodriguez Saldaña

Open Women and Junior Girls Under-18:

  • Carolina Alessandra Botteri Moebius

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Luis Alberto Abanto Quinto

Dropknee:

  • César Bauer Angues

Team Officials:

  • Jorge Saavedra

Portugal

Open Men:

  • Daniel Fonseca
  • João Filipe Barciela

Open Women:

  • Teresa Almeida

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Miguel Adao

Dropknee:

  • Diogo Pimenta

Team Officials:

  • Joao Jardim Aranha
  • Gonçalo Saldanha
  • Eduardo Birra

Puerto Rico

Open Men:

  • Abner De Arce
  • Javier Cruzado

Open Women:

  • Luz M Grande

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Abner De Arce

Dropknee:

  • Javier Cruzado

South Africa

Open Men:

  • Iain S Campbell
  • Tristan L Roberts
  • Storm R Prestwich

Open Women:

  • Pamela L Bowren

Junior Boys Under-18:

  • Tristan L Roberts

Junior Girls Under-18:

  • Georgene C McKeone

Dropknee:

  • Iain S Campbell

Team Officials:

  • Patricia D Harris
  • Clinton M Millard

Spain

Open Men:

  • Airam Cabrera

Venezuela

Open Men:

  • Alberto Colucci
  • Jacinto Toro
  • Angelo Freda

Open Women:

  • Yuleiner González

Junior Boys Under-18:

TBD

Junior Girls Under-18:

  • Yannelly Álvarez

Dropknee:

  • Angelo Freda

Team Officials:

  • Heli Valero
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