2010 Youth Worlds in Scotland

Dana Riddle stands atop the podium with a gold medal, followed by Austria's Alexandra Elmer and Russia's Valeria Baranova. Photo by Larry Riddle
Dana Riddle stands atop the podium with a gold medal, followed by Austria

9/13/10 – The World Youth Championships transpired this past weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland, where more than 430 competitors gathered from almost 40 different countries in the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. Europeans mostly dominated the podium, but Dana Riddle and Sasha DiGiulian made strong showings for the U.S. Riddle took home a gold medal in Female Youth B Speed, and DiGiulian placed fourth in Female Juniors. (She ranked first going into semi-finals.)

Also competing in Female Juniors were U.S. climbers Miura Hawkins and Amanda Sutton, who placed 17th and 18th, respectively. Sutton placed eighth in Female Juniors Speed, with Suzu Jeffrey (14th), Elyssa Czajkowski (15th), and Miura Hawkins (16th) finishing in the top 20.

In Male Juniors, Americans Ben Hoberg, Matty Hong, and Michael Bautista finished in sixth place, 11th, place, and 13th place, respectively. Nathan Hadley placed 11th in Male Juniors Speed, with Alex Johnson (18th), Julian Boyd (19th), and Nic Sutton (20th) also in the top 20.

UPDATED: In Female Youth A, Michaela Kiersch placed 14th; in Speed, Taylor Clarkin (ninth), Faith Sullivan (10th), Kelly Birch (15th), Francesca Metcalf (16th), and Tris Sampson (18th) filled out the top 20.

In Male Youth A, Owen Graham topped the U.S. ranking at 14th, with Julian Bautista and Alex Fritz following at 16th and 17th. Josh Levin placed 13th in Male Youth A Speed, with Andrew Kim and Charles Andrews-Jubelt in 18th and 19th.

Danielle Rogan placed eighth in Female Youth B Speed. Tegan Wilson and Amelia Metcalf rounded out the top 20 in 17th and 20th. Riddle also placed 11th in Female Youth B.

In Male Youth B Speed, Collier Skinn finished in the top 10 with a seventh-place finish. Dominic Labarge and Thomas Pitzel finished 14th and 16th.

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