Based on the success of last year's inaugural Iron Maiden bouldering comp (sorry boys, women only), MetroRock expanded the competition into two events. This past Saturday, the Newburyport gym hosted the first event which was attended by over 50 women of all ages. In the pro division, Bimini Horstmann took first, Zoe Leibovitch came in second, with Adriana Jacobsen taking the final podium spot in third place. Full results can be found here. The second event in the series will take place on February 28, 2015 at MetroRock's Everett facility.
Massachusett’s Josh Larson had a strong showing this past weekend at the MEC Canadian Bouldering Championship at Coyote Rock in Ottawa. Facing a strong field including World Champion Sean McColl, Josh came out of semi-finals in 2nd place and only dropped one spot in finals to finish on the podium in third place. Check out the full report and photos here.
In what is believed to be a first for the area, MetroRock hosted the first all-female bouldering comp on Saturday. Dubbed the Iron Maiden, nearly 100 women turned out to compete. In the pro division, Angie Payne took home first, Lizzy Asher came in second, and Annalisa Flynn took home third. Click here to check out CruxCrush for more coverage and plenty of photos!
On February 1, 2014, MetroRock wrapped up the fifth season of their Dark Horse bouldering competition series with the finals at their Everett, Massachusetts facility. The series featured four events (one at each of their facilities and then the final at Everett). In the finals, Alex Puccio won a stacked women's division with Angie Payne coming in second and the young crusher Ashima Shiraishi coming in third. For the men, Rob D'Anastasio took the title with Peter Dixon coming in second and Vasya Vorotnikov taking third. Check out Louder Than Eleven's highlight reel here. The Dark Horse series returns in November 2014.