Alex David Johnson - Lead World Cup in Boulder, CO

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Being able to climb in a World Cup is a dream come true, and a great honor for me and should be for everyone else who is able to do so. When I first started climbing, I would watch the highlights of World Cups online wishing that one day I would be able to compete at that level. This inspired me to work even harder at the gym. Well, all that hard work has paid off, and I have been able to compete in several world cups, including the 2011 Arco World Championships. With every World Cup, climbing grows slightly bigger and one step closer to making it to the Olympics. This particular World Cup being held in Boulder on October 8 and 9 is a very monumental for the sport of climbing within the U.S as it shows America is ready to compete with the rest of the world (Europe) who has World Cups all the time. I hope that is not the last of the Sport World Cups in America but the first of many. In preparation for this competition I climb at the gym Denver Bouldering Club. Check it out if you’re in the area. I usually climb five days a week focusing mainly on power endurance, treadwall, and light weight lifting to finish off the sesh. I like to keep my workouts nice and simple; works best for me.