Dark Horse Championships

Lily Canavan looking strong as she wins the Dark Horse final.  Photo by Gkwan Photo.

Lily Canavan looking strong as she wins the Dark Horse final.  Photo by Gkwan Photo.

Nathaniel Coleman in the finals.  Photo by GKwan Photo.

Nathaniel Coleman in the finals.  Photo by GKwan Photo.

On January 23, 2016, Metrorock's Everett facility hosted the Dark Horse 7 Championship round, the culmination of the four event Dark Horse Series.  With different winners in each of the prelimary events, the final seemed to be a wide open race for the titles.  On the men's side, it seemed to be a preview of the ABS Nationals as several of the top competition boulderers in the U.S. made the trek to Boston for this event.  In the end, it was Nathaniel Coleman continuing his hot hand from 2015 beating Daniel Woods and Kai Lightner for the Dark Horse title.  On the women's side, local Lily Canavan took a huge step forward by beating Nina Williams and Kyra Condie to take the title on the women's side.  Overall, 146 climbers took part in the final event.  Click here to check out the full results.  Click here for a huge photo gallery from GKwan Photo.