Zero Gravity At Nationals in Atlanta
Touchstone's Zero Gravity youth climbing team crushed the USA Climbing, SCS National Championship. The competition was held at Stone Summit in Atlanta, GA, July 7-10 and the team came in second place with 9 national champions and 10 US national team spots.
In addition, team members Joshua Levin, Nick Bradley and Mirko Caballero were National Champions. US National Team spots went to Joshua Levin (Sport and Speed), Mirko Caballero
(Sport and Speed), Natalia Grossman (Sport and Speed), Jacquelyn Wu (Sport and Speed), Nick Bradley (Sport), Seth Rogers (Speed). Also in Finals were: Connor Everton, Dylan Meyerhoffer, Sera Busse, and Will Roderick. Also competing were: Eric Sanchez, Rick Gentry, Alexa Nazarian, Sam Steuart, and Michael Cohen.
The seventeen year old Joshua Levin set a new American Record for the 10 meter IFSC Speed Route with a time of 5.05 seconds. He clocked this time at the USA Climbing Youth National Championships in Atlanta, GA on July 10th 2011. The IFSC Speed route is an internationally certified route with the same hold in the same configuration. This is the climbing equivalent of the 100 meter dash in track and field. The holds in a rough approximation to the certified route can be found on the Yosemite Wall at Mission Cliffs.
Joshua is currently in Arco, Italy competing at the Rock Master, Adult World Championships. Live broadcast of this event can be found here
Joshua, Jacquelyn and Nick will join head coach Scot Jenerik (also US National Team Coach) in Imst, Austria, August 25-28 for the Youth World Championships. Good luck to our athletes as they compete against some of the worlds best climbers in Europe.
Labels: Josh Levin, USA Climbing, Youth Climbing, Zero Gravity