Anton Cooper and Rebecca Henderson defend Oceania Mountain Bike Cross-Country titles

New Zealand’s Anton Cooper and Australia’s Rebecca Henderson have successfully defended their Oceania Mountain Bike Cross-Country titles and made it three in a row at the 2023 Championships in Mt Cotton, Queensland.

Following a difficult 2022 season, Cooper has turned the tide and produce a strong display to claim his sixth Oceania crown in a row. He has been undefeated at Oceania Championships since his first elite title in Queenstown in 2016, with only COVID-19 in 2021 stopping his reign. For Henderon, a World Championship medallist it was the fifth time she pulled on the Oceania Champions crown.

Holly Lubcke (Australia) and Ethan Rose (New Zealand) emerged on top in the under 23 categories, with the titles also shared in the under 19 categories with Cohen Jessen (Australia) and Maria Laurie (New Zealand) claiming gold.

Elite Men
Gold: Anton Cooper (New Zealand)
Silver: Ben Oliver (New Zealand)
Bronze: Cameron Ivory (Australia)

Elite Women
Gold: Rebecca Henderson (Australia)
Silver: Samara Maxwell (New Zealand)
Bronze: Zoe Cuthbert (Australia)

Under 23 Men
Gold: Ethan Rose (New Zealand)
Silver: Joel Dodds (Australia)
Bronze: Caleb Bottcher (New Zealand)

Under 23 Women
Gold: Holly Lubcke (Australia)
Silver: Mia Cameron (New Zealand)
Bronze: Amelie Mackay (New Zealand)

Under 19 Men
Gold: Cohen Jessen (Australia)
Silver: Harry Doye (Australia)
Bronze: Levi Dougherty (Australia)

Under 19 Women
Gold: Maria Laurie (New Zealand)
Silver: Ruby Dobson (Australia)
Bronze: Ella Menigoz (Australia)

Full Results

The 2023 Oceania Championships are being delivered in partnership with AusCycling, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Economic Development Agency.

The Championships continue with BMX Freestyle in Brisbane on Monday.