Alex Johnson at the Teva Mountain Games - World Cup Bouldering

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TMG Winner - Alex Johnson

On June 6-7, 2008 in Vail, Colorado, at the Teva Mountain Games, Alex Johnson stunned the visiting Europeans by winning the women’s competition (shown here flashing problem one at the IFSC World Cup finals). Although Johnson, 19, was second at the U.S. bouldering championship in February, she had never competed in a Bouldering World Cup. However, she had done well in international speed climbing comps: She was third in her age group in speed at the World Youth Championships in Austria in 2006, and second at the World Youth Championships in 2005; she also finished fifth in speed against adult competitors at the International World Games in Germany in 2005. The Bouldering World Cup in Vail was the first world cup climbing event in the U.S. since 1990. Click here to see the final results. For more footage of the TMG World Cup Cup visit: active.com