U.S. Youth Teams Selected

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More than 300 young climbers gathered at ClubSport outside Portland, Oregon, last weekend for the 2006 Youth National Championship, and after it was all over the new U.S. Youth Teams for sport and speed climbing had been named. Members of the U.S. teams in the three oldest age groups, along with the winners of the continental championships in 2004, are invited to the Youth World Championships in Austria in late August. The next Continental Championship for lead and speed climbing will be held at the Rock’n & Jam’n gym near Denver in late November.

Sport Climbing U.S. Team

and Youth Championship Results

Note: Members of the U.S. team are chosen based on a weighted average of their results from each round; non-U.S. citizens are not eligible for the team.

CC = Continental Champion

Male Junior1. Zach Lerner (CC) 2. Alex Reich 3. Billy Watson 4. Ben Spannuth 7. David Nimmer

Male Youth A1. Daniel Woods 2. Simon Benkert 3. Gabor Szekely (non-US) 4. Bryan Hopkins 7. Ryan Sewell

Male Youth B1. Brian Antheunisse 2. Andrew Calder (non-US) 3. William Butcher 4. Ben Hoberg 5. Matt Fultz

Male Youth C1. Julian Bautista 2. Evan Graham 3. Shane Puccio 4. Charlie Andrews

Male Youth D1. Jordan Earle 2. Keanu Interone 3. Matt Tyler 5. Nicholas Milburn

Female Junior1. Kasia Pietras (CC) 2. Sarah Broun 3. Claire Stremple 4. Stephanie Outland 5. Mandisa Chiro

Female Youth A1. Nadya Vorotnikova (non-US) 2. Sierra Crane 3. Elizabeth Broun (CC) 5. Melissa Main 6. Paige Claassen 8. Kirky Olsen

Female Youth B1. Sasha DiGiulian (CC) 2. Marah Bragdon 3. Tiffany Hensley 4. Chauncenia Cox 6. Rachael Park

Female Youth C1. Cicada Jenerik (CC) 2. Marissa Stephens 3. Francesca Metcalf 4. Shannon Lochridge 6. Laurel Shimamura 7. Emily Childress (CC)

Female Youth D1. Dana Riddle 2. Sera Busse 3. Evelina Yakimovich (non-US) 4. Mackenzie Janssen 5. Jordan Bridgewater

See www.usaclimbing.com for the full results from the Youth National Championship, including members of the U.S. Youth Speed-Climbing Team.Comment on this story