A new Canadian Speed Record was established at the 2021 SLC World Cup

May 31, 2021

The World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 28-30, 2021 saw four Canadians participating in the Speed and Boulder disciplines. As announced on April 12, only a few athletes were given the green light to attend this event, given the various states of lockdown in Canada.

SPEED COMPETITION

Ethan Pitcher and Sean McColl participated in the Speed Competition on Friday, May 28.

It was Pitcher’s first World Cup Event, and what a performance! Ethan missed out on the final round by only 0.18 of a second, finishing 18th overall (out of 38). The story of this event may be the World Record having been broken TWICE (5.25 in qualification round, then 5.20 in the final round), but that’s not the only record broken on that day. Ethan’s 6.54 qualification round is a NEW CANADIAN record! Well done Ethan!

Sean McColl finished 33rd, with a qualification time of 7.81sec.

Congratulations to Aleksandra Miroslaw (POL) and Veddriq Leonardo (INA) on their respective wins.

BOULDER COMPETITION

Allison Vest, Sean McColl and Oscar Baudrand participated in the Boulder Competition on Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30.

Despite stating she is “disappointed” with her results, Canada is proud of Allison Vest’s performance this weekend! Allison shows tenacity and strength every single time she climbs. With 1 top and 3 zones, Vest was very close to the semi-final round. She finishes 29th (out of 51).

On the men’s side, Sean McColl made its first semi-final round of 2021, ranking 17th after the qualification round. Despite facing an appeal on problem 1, Sean showed his mental strength by coming back to the wall and topping the problem. His strong 1t 3z result was unfortunately not enough to get him into finals. McColl finished 19th (out of 55).

As for Oscar Baudrand, this was his second World Cup appearance, following last weekend’s event. These back to back events were a great learning experience for Oscar. He finished 40th (out of 55).

Congrats to Natalia Grossman (USA) and Sean Bailey (USA) on their respective wins. This is Grossman’s second boulder win in a row!

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While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
As a Nation, Canada finished 13th out of 48 ranked countries in bouldering.
Below are our final world ranking results in Bouldering for the 2022 season (overall, there are 150 ranked women, and 153 ranked men)
Alannah Yip 30th
Victor Baudrand 32nd
Madison Fischer 37th
Guy McNamee 41st
Sean McColl 45th
Babette Roy 61st
Indiana Chapman 65th
Oscar Baudrand 66th
Evangelina Briggs 72nd
Lucas Uchida 87th
Rebecca Frangos 89th
Emi Takeshita 103rd
Paige Boklaschuk 111th
Lia Wieckowski 136th
Zachary Richardson 140th
Ivan Luo and Ethan Hoffman unranked

While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
As a Nation, Canada finished 13th out of 48 ranked countries in bouldering.
Below are our final world ranking results in Bouldering for the 2022 season (overall, there are 150 ranked women, and 153 ranked men)
Alannah Yip 30th
Victor Baudrand 32nd
Madison Fischer 37th
Guy McNamee 41st
Sean McColl 45th
Babette Roy 61st
Indiana Chapman 65th
Oscar Baudrand 66th
Evangelina Briggs 72nd
Lucas Uchida 87th
Rebecca Frangos 89th
Emi Takeshita 103rd
Paige Boklaschuk 111th
Lia Wieckowski 136th
Zachary Richardson 140th
Ivan Luo and Ethan Hoffman unranked
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Thank you @boulderhallee4 for the amazing session and the new comp boulders! We had a ton of fun and are ready to go for the Innsbruck Boulder World Cup next week 😈

Merci @boulderhallee4 pour la super seance et pour les nouveaux bloc de competitions! Nous avons ou beaucoup de fun et nous sommes prêt pour la prochaine coup du monde à Innsbruck la semaine prochaîne.

Thank you @boulderhallee4 for the amazing session and the new comp boulders! We had a ton of fun and are ready to go for the Innsbruck Boulder World Cup next week 😈

Merci @boulderhallee4 pour la super seance et pour les nouveaux bloc de competitions! Nous avons ou beaucoup de fun et nous sommes prêt pour la prochaine coup du monde à Innsbruck la semaine prochaîne.
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REMINDER that the registrations for the NACS Boulder Event, at the @jackalopefest in August, are OPEN! Follow our "How to register" Guide to help you navigate the Jackalope Registration system. 

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RAPPEL que les inscriptions pour l'événement NACS Bloc, au Jackalope Festival en août, sont OUVERTES ! Suivez notre guide "Comment s'inscrire" pour vous aider à naviguer dans le système d'inscription du Jackalope.

REMINDER that the registrations for the NACS Boulder Event, at the @jackalopefest in August, are OPEN! Follow our "How to register" Guide to help you navigate the Jackalope Registration system.

Link in bio / Lien en bio

RAPPEL que les inscriptions pour l'événement NACS Bloc, au Jackalope Festival en août, sont OUVERTES ! Suivez notre guide "Comment s'inscrire" pour vous aider à naviguer dans le système d'inscription du Jackalope.
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