The IFSC Youth Pan-Am Continental Championships took place this past November in Mexico City, Mexico. American climbers dominated the event by bringing home 46 of the 72 possible medals between Lead, Bouldering and Speed; 19 gold, 18 silver and 9 bronze. Find full results here.
The event happens every two years and brings together the top youth climbers ages 12 to 19 from ten countries throughout the Americas. The 328 climbers competed in three disciplines, lead, bouldering and speed climbing.
US routesetters also represented by sending National Chief Setter Luke Bertelsen to Chief the lead portion of the event and National Setter Dave Wetmore to Chief the bouldering crew.
Here’s a great video from the bouldering portion of the event.
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