Alex Puccio Wins Silver in Boulder World Cup

2013 Boulder World Cup season champions: Anna Stöhr (center), Akiyo Noguchi (left), and Alex Puccio (right).

2013 Boulder World Cup season champions: Anna Stöhr (center), Akiyo Noguchi (left), and Alex Puccio (right). Photo courtesy

8/26/13 - Alex Puccio of the U.S. wrapped up the 2013 Boulder World Cup season on a high note as she earned a silver medal in Munich, Germany. With this strong result, her best finish of the year, Puccio concludes the 2013 bouldering season ranked in third place, the second time she has reached this milestone. In 2011, Puccio became the first American climber ever to stand on the podium for a World Cup bouldering season, finishing third overall. Last year she was ranked fifth for the season.

Puccio finished second in Munich to season champion Anna Stöhr of Austria. On the men's side, Japan's Rei Sugimoto won his first World Cup gold. For the season, however, the dominant male climber was Russian Dimitri Sharafutdinov, winner of the Boulder World Cup in Vail, Colorado, in June.

Canada's Sean McColl made finals and took eighth place in Munich, and this gave him just enough points to earn third place in the season standings, his first time ever on the podium for a full World Cup season.

2013 Boulder World Cup  Overall Results

Men's Final Results

  1. Dimitri Sharafutdinov (Russia)
  2. Jakob Schubert (Austria)
  3. Sean McColl (Canada)
  4. Rustam Gelmanov (Russia)
  5. Kilian Fischhuber (Austria)
  6. Guillaume Glairon Mondet (France)

Women's Final Results

  1. Anna Stöhr (Austria)
  2. Akiyo Noguchi (Japan)
  3. Alex Puccio (USA)
  4. Shauna Coxsey (UK)
  5. Juliane Wurm (Germany)
  6. Katharina Saurwein (Austria)

Date of event: August 25, 2013



Previous Comments

Sven, I don't know if you watched but Meagan Martin was also there, who is also American.

asian - 08/29/2013 6:51:33

Unfortunately, Sean McColl didn't made the finals this time (in Boulder comps the top 6 qualfy for finals).

F - 08/28/2013 5:09:06

Because they have to pay their own way to comps which are mostly overseas

S - 08/26/2013 9:16:21

Why are there so few Americans in the Boulder World Cup? Alex Puccio seems to be the only one participating, there are even more Canadians. Is it because there is another all-American "World Series"?

Sven - 08/26/2013 8:11:27