Waggoner Takes The Reins at USA Climbing

Kynan Waggoner. Photo: www.coloradodaily.com

Press Release:
Boulder, CO – June 23, 2014

Kynan Waggoner. Photo: www.coloradodaily.com
Kynan Waggoner. Photo: www.coloradodaily.com

USA Climbing, the National Governing Body for Competition Climbing, is proud to announce that Kynan Waggoner has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Waggoner has been involved with USA Climbing since 2001 as a volunteer and since 2006 as a staff member. He has served the organization as a National Chief Routesetter, US Team Coach, Event Organizer, and as the Director of Operations since 2008. Under his management, USA Climbing has seen significant growth in its membership numbers, sponsorship revenue and in the production, quality, and execution of its marquee events.

Prior to joining USA Climbing, Waggoner was Head Routesetter and General Manager at X-treme Rock Climbing in Miami, FL. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Miami and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado.

“Kynan brings a tremendous amount of operational experience to USA Climbing and has been involved with the organization at every level” said Daron Pair, USA Climbing Board of Directors President. “We are excited to have Kynan as our new CEO and look forward to the continued growth of competitive climbing under his leadership.”

“I am honored and humbled to be taking over the reins of the organization in which I so strongly believe,” said Waggoner. “I look forward to working closely with all of USA Climbing’s stakeholders in order to continue to strategically drive our mission statement: To grow the sport of climbing.”