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Training and teamwork pays off as our athletes reach the podium five times at the Youth Boulder Nationals.

With around 200 athletes competing in the 2017 Canadian Youth Boulder Nationals last weekend at The HIVE North Shore in North Vancouver, the competition was fierce and the skill level was high. We’re happy to report that our youth team athletes rocked the Boulder Nationals taking a podium spot in five out of the eight categories!

“I am also so happy with how the Climb Base 5 athletes handled the pressure of this event. These inspiring young people competed with poise, determination and passion,” says Andrew Wilson, head coach for our youth team, reflecting on how the weekend went.

“Our athletes also clearly showed the importance of being in and working as a team. I was inspired by the way our athletes were there for each other. The podiums would not have happened without the support these athletes received and provided for each other. The entire Climb Base5 community should feel proud of these successes.”

Junior – Female

  • Mika Hosoi (1st overall)

Junior – Male

  • Ivan Luo (1st overall)
  • Tosh Sherkat (2nd Canadian / 3rd overall)
  • Kyle Murdoch (3rd Canadian / 4th overall)
  • Hayden Jones (8th)
  • Adrian Kask (18th)

Youth A – Female

  • Sophie Buitendyk (1st overall)
  • Chloe Earle (10th)

Youth B – Female

  • Brielle Zacharias (14th)
  • Eladee Jamieson (28th)

Youth B – Male

  • Ben Newman (5th)
  • Nathan Head (16th)

Youth C – Female

  • Emi Takashiba (1st Canadian / 2nd overall)
  • Maki Koci (2nd Canadian / 4th overall)

Youth C – Male

  • Connor Jones (3rd)

For the full results, visit the Sport Climbing BC website.

Here's Mika Hosoi on her way to taking top spot in the Junior - Female category.

Mika Hosoi on her way to taking top spot in the Junior – Female category.

We’re proud of all the athletes who competed and a big shout-out goes to The Hive North Shore, Sport Climbing BC, and everyone who helped  put on an amazing event. Missed out on the action? Check out Sports Canada TV for recorded Semis and Finals (coming soon).

Don't know who's luckier here - the girls or Sean McColl.

Don’t know who’s luckier here – the girls or route setter Sean McColl?