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More than 400 climbers from around the country gathered in mid-July at Momentum Climbing in Sandy, Utah, for the 2009 Youth National Championships. After the three-day competition, national champions in lead and speed climbing were declared in five age groups.
The results concluded selection for the 2009 U.S. youth climbing team, and invitations have been sent to top American climbers for the World Youth Championships at the end of August in Valence, France. Team members also may attend a training camp in Boulder, Colorado, at the end of this month.
Perennial powerhouse Team Texas earned the most points in both sport and speed, giving it top rank among the 80 teams represented at the championships.
Dates of Event: July 10-12, 2009
Lead Climbing Results
Female Junior 1. Tiffany Hensley 2. Amanda Sutton 3. Chelsea Mackaman-Lofland
Female Youth A 1. Shannon Lochridge 2. Sasha DiGiulian 3. Tyler Youngwerth
Female Youth B 1. Audrey Hsu 2. Dana Riddle 3. Hanna Le
Female Youth C 1. Natalie Josefsberg 2. Callie Walter 3. Megan Mascarenas
Female Youth D 1. Sidney Trinidad 2. Margo Hayes 3. Grace Kane
Male Junior 1. Mike Foley 2. Ben Hoberg 3. Scott Cory
Male Youth A 1. Julian Bautista 2. Owen Graham 3. Alex Johnson
Male Youth B 1. Joshua Levin 2. Dylan Barks 3. Kyle Francis
Male Youth C 1. Brendan Mitchell 2. Nicholas Picarella 3. Solomon Barth
Male Youth D 1. Sebastian Infantes 2. Quincy Conway 3. Rudolph Ruana