North Vs South Competition Recap

On August 2nd the ROCK’n & JAM’n Youth Teams took part in the summer competition: “North vs. South”.  It was a chance for our Youth Team members from both facilities to challenge each other in both a battle of boulders and ropes.  The RJ setting crew put up fresh routes and boulders that were fair to individuals of all heights. Boulder problems ranged from V0 to V9, and routes from 5.6 to 5.13.

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The day started off early at 8:30 AM when 60 Youth Team members showed up at the front doors, ready to put the “other gym” members in their place. The RJ1 youth felt a little pressure as the RJ2 youth members walked through the front doors, and onto their home turf. There were lots of smiles, but you could tell from the look in each varsity team member’s eyes, that they were here to do business.

 

After everyone warmed up, the coaches rallied the group into the lead cave for a quick meeting to go over the rules. Competitors were given 2.5 hours to attempt to get their three highest scores, with one score being a boulder, one a route, and the third whatever they wanted. This was in hopes that our strong boulderers would fair evenly against our strong rope climbers. Upon completion of the rules, the climbers scattered and began their first warm-up climbs. While the younger and newer competitors were running to get on their climbs, varsity athletes, well rehearsed in the battle of previous competitions, quickly began to work their strategies. The Varsity Team’s training philosophy is to “Cry in the Dojo, so that you may laugh on the battlefield!”

 

Not long into the competition climbers began talking of glorious sends, and sad defeats; of tried cruxes, and slimy slopers. Some team members strategized with teammates on which route they would have to complete next in order to top the score of “so-and-so” from the other team. Spectators and coaches could hear the friendly banter of teammates as they challenged each other to which route they could flash.

 

Team members were quick to seek out the hardest routes and boulder problems in the gym and  began to lay siege to the complicated sequences the setters had created during the week.  First was Jake Kibbee from the Varsity Team at RJ2, who blazed the path with a flash of the two hardest boulder problems. Brendan Boyd from the RJ1 Varsity Team followed that up with a flash of the second hardest route on lead. The young athletes from both gyms were sending problems and routes left and right.

 

Coaches and parents watched in awe, cheering wildly as their climbers put forth their best efforts on the climbing wall. Many Youth Team members achieved personal bests by climbing some of the hardest and most challenging routes they have climbed in their young careers.

 

While the competitor’s scores were tallied, the youth and parents passed time by participating in and watching some speed bouldering. This was the first time that the setting crew created this event at an RJ competition. They set two identical boulder problems at the base of the lead cave. Two competitors would step forward to the start and take their position on the start holds. The crowd would count down, and the competitors would then race to the the finishing hold. The first competitor to get both of their hands on the finishing hold was the victor. Check out the video of “Brendan vs. Brendan” to watch Brendan win, and also to see what speed bouldering is all about. It might make another appearance at our next member event!

North Vs. South 2014 Results

Female

Male

Points

JUNIOR

Points

JUNIOR

1

1

4200

Jake Kibbee

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

YOUTH A

YOUTH A

1

2850

Rachel Cohen

1

4300

Brendan Boyd

2

2550

Camille Garcia

2

4150

Jess Walker

3

2550

Sara Sarno

3

2250

Rowan Rawlinson

4

2450

Nadine Wong

4

5

2450

Emma Binder

5

YOUTH B

YOUTH B

1

2750

Aran Sullivan

1

3950

Max Donovan

2

2100

Margo Saylers

2

3450

Kaden Weston

3

1950

Melina Michie

3

3200

Brenden Jennings

4

4

3150

Ian Center

5

5

3100

Owen Dehmler-Buckley

YOUTH C

YOUTH C

1

3500

Iza Nowak

1

2450

Seth Allen

2

2850

Amanda Macdonald

2

2350

Trace Rindal

3

2850

Taylor Berry

3

2300

Jordan Fishman

4

2350

Madison Cyr

4

1250

Nate Wilking

5

1850

Emily Munch

5

1250

Liam Sullivan

YOUTH D

YOUTH D

1

2250

Giulia Luebben

1

2100

Harrison Roth

2

2150

Taryn Chase

2

1800

Noah Wiidakas

3

1800

Sophia Holmstedt

3

1750

Josef Fligg

4

1600

Lexi Roybal

4

1500

David Gallas

5

1550

Cordelia Valdivia

5

950

Evan Harris

Full Results

 

Place

Place

1

4150

Emma Binder

Youth A, (98-99)

1

6850

Jake Kibbee

Junior, (96-97)

2

3950

Rachel Cohen

Youth A, (98-99)

1

12550

Jess Walker

Youth A, (98-99)

3

3750

Camille Garcia

Youth A, (98-99)

2

5400

Brendan Boyd

Youth A, (98-99)

4

3600

Kacie Palmer

Youth A, (98-99)

3

2250

Rowan Rawlinson

Youth A, (98-99)

5

3100

Sarah Michie

Youth A, (98-99)

4

0

Wes White

Youth A, (98-99)

6

3100

Sara Sarno

Youth A, (98-99)

5

0

Brian Dalke

Youth A, (98-99)

7

2450

Nadine Wong

Youth A, (98-99)

6

0

Nathan Dalke

Youth A, (98-99)

8

1600

Madison King

Youth A, (98-99)

7

0

Quinton Center

Youth A, (98-99)

9

1400

Maddy McCullor

Youth A, (98-99)

1

7800

Max Donovan

Youth B, (00-01)

10

0

Sara Denhoffer

Youth A, (98-99)

2

5050

Ian Center

Youth B, (00-01)

1

5500

Margo Saylers

Youth B, (00-01)

3

5000

Vinnie Smith

Youth B, (00-01)

2

3400

Aran Sullivan

Youth B, (00-01)

4

4200

Kaden Weston

Youth B, (00-01)

3

2450

Melina Michie

Youth B, (00-01)

5

4150

Aspen Sivey

Youth B, (00-01)

4

0

Allison Riley

Youth B, (00-01)

6

3950

Owen Dehmler-Buckley

Youth B, (00-01)

5

0

Alena Holbert

Youth B, (00-01)

7

3550

Matthew Lyndon

Youth B, (00-01)

6

0

Mackenzie Whitehead-Bust

Youth B, (00-01)

8

3200

Brendan Jennings

Youth B, (00-01)

7

0

Chloe Kim

Youth B, (00-01)

9

3050

Damien Moore

Youth B, (00-01)

8

0

Meg Wyman

Youth B, (00-01)

10

2700

Joel Waits

Youth B, (00-01)

9

0

Zoe Hopkins

Youth B, (00-01)

11

2600

Caleb Rider

Youth B, (00-01)

1

5900

Iza Nowak

Youth C, (02-03)

12

0

Mason Smith

Youth B, (00-01)

2

4900

Taylor Berry

Youth C, (02-03)

13

0

Davis Wuthrich

Youth B, (00-01)

3

4400

Amanda Macdonald

Youth C, (02-03)

14

0

Evan Bland

Youth B, (00-01)

4

3550

Madison Cyr

Youth C, (02-03)

15

0

Dheergayu Montanero

Youth B, (00-01)

5

2850

Emily Munch

Youth C, (02-03)

16

0

Sam Winzez

Youth B, (00-01)

6

0

Rachel Junge

Youth C, (02-03)

1

5950

Trace Rindal

Youth C, (02-03)

7

0

Cadance Hurt

Youth C, (02-03)

2

5550

Seth Allen

Youth C, (02-03)

8

0

Maya Miserlian

Youth C, (02-03)

3

4050

Jordan Fishman

Youth C, (02-03)

9

0

Gracie Dahlgren

Youth C, (02-03)

4

1750

Jack Eddington

Youth C, (02-03)

10

0

Breck Dahlgren

Youth C, (02-03)

5

1700

Robbie Clark

Youth C, (02-03)

11

0

Melissa Caid

Youth C, (02-03)

6

1600

Nate Wilking

Youth C, (02-03)

1

5700

Tayrn Chase

Youth D, (04+)

7

1250

Liam Sullivan

Youth C, (02-03)

2

4000

Sophia Holmstedt

Youth D, (04+)

8

1150

Marcus Smith

Youth C, (02-03)

3

3100

Lexi Roybal

Youth D, (04+)

9

0

Luke Peterson

Youth C, (02-03)

4

2600

Cordelia Valdivia

Youth D, (04+)

10

0

Nathan Farina

Youth C, (02-03)

5

2250

Giulia Luebben

Youth D, (04+)

11

0

Nathan Walleen

Youth C, (02-03)

6

2050

Maddie Holmes

Youth D, (04+)

12

0

Drew Albanese

Youth C, (02-03)

7

1450

Julia Fligg

Youth D, (04+)

1

3750

Harrison Roth

Youth D, (04+)

8

900

Hannah Williams

Youth D, (04+)

2

3400

Josef Fligg

Youth D, (04+)

9

675

Allie Holmes

Youth D, (04+)

3

3400

Noah Wiidakas

Youth D, (04+)

10

150

Marrisa McCullor

Youth D, (04+)

4

2225

David Gallas

Youth D, (04+)

11

0

Zoe Scarborough

Youth D, (04+)

5

1650

Evan Harris

Youth D, (04+)

12

0

Julia Hamilton

Youth D, (04+)

6

1250

Tanner Gallas

Youth D, (04+)

13

0

Julia Nichols

Youth D, (04+)

7

850

Greyson Wiidakas

Youth D, (04+)

14

0

Rohanna Hasselkus

Youth D, (04+)

8

675

Jackson Holynski

Youth D, (04+)

15

0

Jessica Wilcox

Youth D, (04+)

9

550

Bradley Snedden

Youth D, (04+)

16

0

Bella Mills

Youth D, (04+)

10

150

Alex Snedden

Youth D, (04+)

17

0

Meghan Dorneden

Youth D, (04+)

11

0

Robert Baker

Youth D, (04+)

12

0

Cooper Hart

Youth D, (04+)

13

0

Oliver Hesselberth

Youth D, (04+)

14

0

Keegan Albrighton

Youth D, (04+)

15

0

Josh Feld

Youth D, (04+)

16

0

Patrick Dobranowski

Youth D, (04+)

17

0

Ben Maggard

Youth D, (04+)

In the Team Point battle RJ2 (Centennial) beat RJ1 (Thornton), but the war is not over!  A trophy will be displayed at the south gym – where it will be on loan (until the two teams meet again)!

 

So if you’re at RJ1 this week or next, be on the lookout for the route cards from the youth comp. The climbs are still up on the walls – to give you all an idea of what the Youth Team members are capable of. Try to flash the same problems as Jake and Brendan!

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