Vinokur, Harrington Win National

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Vadim Vinokur and Emily Harrington won the difficulty comp at the USA Climbing Adult Open National, held at the X-Treme climbing gym in Miami, Florida, on March 13. Patrick Cassiday and MykaelAnn McGinley won the speed climbing competition. The top three Americans age 16 or older in each category made the U.S. Adult National Climbing Team and are automatically qualified for 2004 World Cup events. This year, they also receive travel stipends from USA Climbing to attend competitions outside the U.S. Male Difficulty (* = U.S. team member) 1. Vadim Vinokur* 2. Ethan Pringle* 3. Ionel Ene 4. Matt Segal * 5. Nathan BancroftFemale Difficulty 1. Emily Harrington * 2. Lizzy Asher * 3. Elizabeth Broun 4. Meagan Martin 5. Michelle Lever *Male Speed 1. Patrick Cassiday* 2. Brian Solano* 3. Ethan Pringle* 4. John Harkness 5. Nathan BancroftFemale Speed 1. MykaelAnn McGinley* 2. Audrey Gawrych 3. Emily Harrington* 4. Chelsea Rude* 5. Elizabeth Broun

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