Alannah and JJ’s podium finish was a team effort

Canada’s top climbers came together last weekend to compete in the 2017 Open Boulder Nationals in Edmonton. This included some of our team athletes who crushed it individually and as a team!

Not only did JJ Mah come back from a climbing hiatus to claim 2nd spot on the podium, five of our athletes made the top 20 in the women’s category, including Alannah Yip taking her second consecutive Canadian national title!

Climb Base5’s team head head coach Andrew Wilson, who is still beaming from the results of the Youth Boulder Nationals in February, contributes the success of the individual athletes to the time, effort and support in coming together as a team.

I’m proud of Alannah and JJ. They came this far and got to the podium with the support from all the team members. What am I most proud of? The whole team.

Men’s Open (63 competitors)

  • JJ Mah (2nd)
  • Kyle Murdoch (20th)
  • Tosh Sherkat (21st)
  • Ivan Luo (29th)
  • Derek Runions (40th)
  • Hojin Jo (48th)
  • Hayden Jones (50th)

Women’s Open (47 competitors)

  • Alannah Yip (1st – her second national title)
  • Maria Celkova (7th)
  • Tiffany Melius (8th)
  • Sophie Buitendyk (12th)
  • Mika Hosoi (20th)

For the full results, visit the Comp Season website.

… and how can we forget Climb Base5 Open team member and routesetter Simon Parton, who challenged competitors with incredible, creative and beautiful boulders!