U.S. Climbing Team Chosen

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The 2005 U.S. Climbing Team for difficulty (roped) and speed climbing was selected March 5-6 at the USA Climbing Nationals, presented by Sterling Rope and Stone Age Climbing. Canadian Sean McColl won the men's difficulty comp at the Mission Cliffs gym in San Francisco, but Californian Ethan Pringle was the top American and will head the men's team, while Boulder-based Emily Harrington leads the women's team. Veteran speed champ Hans Florine showed he still has it, edging Patrick Cassiday by less than half a second in the speed finals. Mykael-Ann McGinley easily won the women's speed finals.For full results, visit www.touchstoneclimbing.com/nationals.html.The 2005 US Climbing Team Men Difficulty 1. Ethan Pringle 2. Vadim Vinokur 3. Daniel Woods Men Speed 1. Hans Florine 2. Patrick Cassiday 3. Brett Ashton Women Difficulty 1. Emily Harrington 2. Elizabeth Broun 3. Lizzy Asher Women Speed 1. Mykael-Ann McGinley 2. Stephanie Outland 3. Josie McKee