Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Comp in Western Mass: Nationals 2?

Last weekend, I drove up to Hadley, MA for a Central Rock Gym sport climbing comp... the "Ring of Fire"!  While there were fewer guys than 2 weeks ago, the competition seemed just as fierce, with Daniel Woods, Josh Levin, Alex “socks” Johnson, and others who attended the USA sport nationals.  For gals, Sasha was a clear favorite, same as at Nationals.  My sister, Nadya Vorotnikova came out of hiding and decided to clip a few draws despite having trained only on a miniature 7-ft wall at UNH.

Shane Messer, other route setters, and the staff put up a great sport comp that I think deserved more attention than they got.  The gym is pretty awesome, up there with Rockville Earthtreks and Movement in Boulder.  They even had live streaming and a gym full of something over a 100 people just to watch!  So, all you competitors out there, the "Ring of Fire" will be a big comp to watch out for as they promise to come up with even more money for top 5 (!!!) finishers!

Check out the results and links to some videos my dad got of people climbing in the finals:

Men Women
1. Alex “sock” Johnson 1. Sasha Digulian
2. Daniel Woods 2. Kasia Pietras
3. Vasya Vorotnikov 3. Isabelle Faus
4. Josh Levin 4. Nadya Vorotnikova
5. Nicholas Millburn 5. Melanie Messer

Central Rock Gym even made their own highlights of the comp!!!

Also, LT11 decided to give an aspiring competitor a closer look at what he or she can expect from National Championships finals!  Here’s a closer RAW video from USA Sport Nationals!

2012 SCS Nationals RAW from USA Climbing on Vimeo.

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