Having placed top ten in their respective age categories at Regionals in December, last weekend eleven of our BKBeasts attended the Bouldering Divisional Championships at Central Rock Gym, Warwick RI. These BKBeasts competed alongside the very best youth climbers in New England. Ruhi, Helen, Penelope, Sadia, Lucy, Georgia, Giorgia, Sam, Sophie, Lena and Nate all represented the Team at this challenging two-day event.
With a day of qualifiers on Saturday and then the final round on Sunday, the BKBeasts attempted four boulder problems per day (with a four minute time limit for each!). Those who placed top ten in their category advanced to the final round, where they fought for the chance to be selected for Youth Bouldering Nationals in Salt Lake City – for which they needed to place in the top six! Sounds intense? It was.
Ultimately, four of our BKBeasts, Lucy Smith, Giorgia Cantoni, Ruhi Sah and Nate Wyeth will be heading to Salt Lake City to represent the BKBeasts at a National level.
If you see these young crushers at Brooklyn Boulders the coming weeks, please take a minute to wish them luck – they’ve each put in so much hard work over the course of the last four months while training with the Team and deserve your support!