Woods, Harrington Are National Champs

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Photos by Randall Levensaler

Woods, Harrington Are National Champs

Daniel Woods and Emily Harrington won the Sterling Rope/USA Climbing Adult National Championship on March 4, giving the two Coloradans the top spots on the 2006 U.S. Adult Difficulty Team. Woods was the only male to flash the men’s finals route at the MetroRock gym in Everett, Massachusetts. Harrington and Andrea Szekely both flashed the women’s final, forcing a superfinal on a tweaked version of the men’s route. The U.S. Adult Speed Climbing Team also was chosen at MetroRock. Team members will receive a total of $6,000 in travel stipends from Sterling Rope.

Difficulty Results

Men1. Daniel Woods2. Vasya Vorotnikov*3. Gabor Szekely*4. Zeb Engberg5. Patrick Cassiday

Women1. Emily Harrington2. Andrea Szekely*3. Mykael-Ann McGinley4. EB Broun5. Paige Claassen

* Non-U.S. citizen

U.S. Adult Difficulty Team

(Based on weighted average of qualifier and final results)

Men

Daniel Woods Zeb Engberg Brian Kim

Women

Emily Harrington EB Broun Mykael-Ann McGinley

U.S. Adult Speed Climbing Team

Men

Patrick Cassiday Vadim Vinokur Eric Cosman

Women

Mykael-Ann McGinley Jayme Hatch Stephanie OutlandComment on this story