4/6/14 - On the night before her 19th birthday, Delaney Miller successfully defended her title at the SCS Nationals in California. Brad Weaver won the men's national lead climbing championship.
Miller, Sasha DiGiulian, and Claire Buhrfeind all topped out the women's final route at the Sender One gym in Santa Ana, but Miller, the only woman to flash a route in the qualifying round, ended the night with the highest point total.
Weaver, 25, finished seventh in the qualifying round, but was on fire on Saturday night. The Atlanta-based climber was the only man to flash the finals route.
Women's Finals 1. Delaney Miller 2. Sasha DiGiulian 3. Claire Buhrfeind 4. Chelsea Rude 5. Grace Mckeehan 6. Kyra Condie 7. Michaela Kiersch 8. Jacquelyn Wu 9. Angie Payne 10. Margo Hayes 11. Meagan Martin
Men's Finals 1. Brad Weaver 2. Noah Ridge 3. Robert D'Anastasio 4. Carlo Traversi 5. Matty Hong 6. Jon Cardwell 7. Daniel Woods 8. Vasya Vorotnikov
Full results are at scsnationals.org.