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Talented Whitgift student, James Wyatt, climbs the junior squash ranks. 

Upper Sixth Form pupil, James Wyatt, has been climbing the junior squash ranks.

The England Squash national junior rankings were formally announced earlier this year and Whitgift was delighted that Year 13 student, James Wyatt, was ranked No. 1 in the country for the U19s, with a total points tally of 1058.50, 104 points clear of the runner-up.

James entered the rankings at 130 place back in 2013, and has steadily climbed his way to the top through much dedication to training, nutrition, strength and conditioning and mental discipline.

Last term, James played in the Dunlop English Junior Championships in Hull, which attracts over 200 of the best players in England. This was followed by U19 European Championships in Poland, in March. It was his second international cap, having been selected by England to play in the Five Nations in 2012, when he joined Whitgift.

The 18 year old has his sights set on the WSF World Junior Squash Championships, in July, taking place in Chennai, India. This would be a fantastic end of his junior squash career.

James has received several higher education offers as a consequence of his squash achievements, the most notable of which is an unconditional offer from Columbia University (New York) as a Varsity Athlete on their squash programme. Having won the Ivy League Squash Championships this season, Columbia is well placed to build on this achievement next season. James would be the first European to join their squash programme.

Whitgift and the rest of The Whitgift Foundation wishes James the best of luck with his future squash endeavours.

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