July 21, 2015

2015 SUN BURN


Women Men
Open 1 Zoe Steinberg Solomon Barth
2 Olivia Harmanos Jesse Grupper
3 Leilani Peralta Jacob Woods
Advanced 1 Stephanie Celommi Tylor Street
2 Amanda Martino Steve Baranski
3 Justin Sarlese
Novice 1 Lakshmi Menon Justin Oliano
2 Arden Morgan Chris Payne
3 Hope Stoddart Zach Sparano
Youth 1 Piper Brugmann Sam Elmore
2 Brodie McCarthy Nick Aloisi
3 Creed McFall

JULY 25, 2015
Philadelphia Rock Gym -Valley
255 South Mount Airy RoadValley Township, PA  19320

The feel of an outdoor comp, in air-conditioned comfort! Come and climb over 80 of the best problems or routes in:
Slab Climbing – Dynos – Top-Outs – Routes – Bouldering
Citizens Categories:
Female — Novice (up to V1+ or 5.8)  Advanced (V2- to V5 or 5.11)  Open (V5+ or 5.11+ & up)
Male — Novice (up to V3- or 5.9)  Advanced (V3 to V7 or 5.12a)   Open (V7+ or 5.12b & up)
Youth (M & F) — 11 & Under
Citizens & Open Qualifiers (All Categories)
Check In Opens: 10:00 am
Pre-lims Start: 11:00 am - 4 pm
Barbecue and Fun to follow!
Open Finals
Open Finals Start: 6:30 pm
Open Finals End: 8:30 pm
Awards & Party to Follow!
$40.00 Pre-registered  /  $45.00 at the Door
ALL COMPETITORS GET FOOD AND DRINK FROM THE BARBECUE!
Just want to watch or come to the Party?! No Problem…
Spectators: $12.00 Pre-registered  /  $15.00 at the Door
ALL SPECTATORS GET FOOD AND DRINK FROM THE BARBECUE!
Competitors may register online or by phone. Or you may call 877-822-7673 to register by phone. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, July 24th, 2015.
Format
Citizens and Youth
The Sun Burn Format is a new format, intended to bring a relaxed, outdoor feel to the competition circuit. The event will consist of 5 “disciplines”, which  will have their own rankings (i.e. winners, etc.) in each category. Climbers may enter any number of “disciplines” that they wish–in each category, the climber who sends the highest number of problems (sometimes called “tops”), with the fewest total falls will win.
Climbers who climb in all 5 “disciplines” will be eligible to win the Overall Title. The climber who ranks highest in the greatest number of disciplines will win.
Disciplines
Slab: Each category will have between 8 and 12 problems available.
Dynos: Each category will have between 8 and 12 dynos available.
Top-Outs: Each category will have between 8 and 12 top-out boulder problems.
Routes: Each category will have between 5 and 8 routes available.
Bouldering: Each category will have between 8 and 15 problems available.
Overall Winner: There will be an overall winner selected based on the best ranked result from each of the 5 disciplines. Overall winners will be chosen for Youth and Citizens.
Open Climbers
Open Qualifiers will consist of the following: Each climber must complete at least one routes/problem in each of the 5 disciplines. Ranking will consist of the highest average number of sends across disciplines. The top 50% or 8 climbers (whichever is smaller) in each gender will qualify for finals.Open Finals will be a World Cup format containing 2 Boulder Problems and 1 Route. Climbers will have 5 minutes to climb each (route or problem) to high point, using falls to break ties. There will be a 5 minute rest in between problems/routes.
All competitors, parents and coaches are expected to be familiar with the rules prior to attending the competition.
Please note: Formats are subject to change at any time, subject to the discretion of the PRG. Please call or check back for updated information.
Volunteer!
It takes a lot of dedicated individuals to put on an exceptional competition. We are always looking for interested volunteers who can help make these events the best they can possibly be. In particular, volunteers can help with:
Judging Routes, Scoring, Set Up, Forerunning and Route Setting
If you would like to volunteer for the Sun Burn in any one of these areas, please contact Tom Meehan. Volunteers get the best seats in the house! Thanks in advance!

Beat the Heat X


Sportrock Climbing Centers

Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Alexandria, VA


$15
free for members

Beat the Heat is Sportrock's annual Member appreciation event and bouldering competition. The day is filled with free food, music, vendors, giveaways, challenges and a bouldering competition set by our nationally recognized setting team. This is their10th year hosting this popular event and it is sure to be the best!
2pm Doors Open
3:30-6:30pm Climbing Comp
6:30-7:30pm Scores + Food
7:30pm Exhibition

FAQs
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You will need to present your ID to verify you are the ticket holder and to receive a "21 & Over" wrist band. The minimum age to participate in the bouldering competition is 6, but all ages are welcome at the event. 
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is always tight for this event. If you have the ability to metro, bike, carpool or ride a unicorn - these are your best options. Parking is available in our lot, as well as the buildings to our left and right. 
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Just email info@sportrock.com with your question!
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, if you need to change the division you have selected for the competition you can do so up until the day of the event. 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Printed or via smart phone, either works.

July 13, 2015

USA Climbing National Championship Results

July 9 - 12, 2015
2801 George Busbee Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

USA Climbing Sport and Speed Youth Nationals wrapped up on Sunday, July 12. TeamPRG faired well placing 13th of the 76 teams that competed. Jesse Grupper and Solomon Barth received invitations to the US team in Sport and Speed, respectively. They will compete at the world championships in Arco, Italy August 28th to September 6. Additionally, Jesse Grupper won the prestigious The North Face Young Gun Award. The North Face Young Gun Award. The North Face Young Gun Award was created to recognize up and-coming climbers who truly represent the values of the climbing community. In addition to recognizing an individual’s outstanding competitive climbing achievements, this award honors their commitment to the sport and exemplary sportsmanlike conduct. 

Final Sport and Speed Results  

ResultsSportSpeed
ZoeSteinbergFJR1522
LeilaniPeraltaFYA1229
GabriellePeraltaFYA1827
OliviaHarmanosFYB2036
SolomonBarthMJR64
JesseGrupperMJR418
JamesPesceMJR27-
AlexPearlsteinMYA1729
GriffinBarros-KingMYB-18
CreedMcFallMYD1431

Male & Female Sport Final Results

July 11, 2015

2015 Sport & Speed Youth National Championships


July 9 - 12, 2015
Stone Summit
2801 George Busbee Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

TeamPRG Competitors:
 Zoe Steinberg - FJR 
Gabrielle Peralta, Leilani Peralta - FYA 
Olivia Harmanos - FYB
Jesse Grupper, Solomon Barth, James Pesce - MJR
Alex Pearlstein - MYA
Griffin Barros-King - MYB
Creed McFall - MYD
Volunteer:
Please signup to volunteer.

Running Order:
Finals Running Order
LeilaniPeraltaFYA5
JesseGrupperMJR9
SolomonBarthMJR7

Wednesday, July 8
Schedule:
If you can't make it to athlete check-in, please download a copy of the third party check-in form and Stone Summit waiver and send both with the individual that will be checking-in on your behalf.
2-6 PM Competitor and Coach Registration (Mandatory) - Radisson Hotel Atlanta NW
4-6 PM Regional Coordinators Meeting - Radisson Hotel Atlanta NW 
8-9 PM Belayer testing / demonstration - Stone Summit
6-8 PM Coaches Meeting - Radisson Hotel Atlanta NW

Thursday, July 9 - Sport Flash Qualifier 1 and Speed Qualifiers    
7:00 AM Sport Climbing Warm-Up Area Opens
7:15 AM Judges' Meeting
8:15 AM Competitor Check In Desk Opens in Warm-Up Area
8:45 AM Route Demonstrations Begin
9:00 AM Sport Climbing Begins
2:20 PM Sport Climbing Ends
Female Speed Qualifier Running Orders
2:00 PM Speed Climbing Warm-Up Area Opens
3:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 1 starts:  FYD, FYB
4:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 2 starts:  MYD, MYB
5:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 3 starts:  FYC, FYA
6:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 4 starts:  MYC, MYA
7:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 5 starts:  FJR
7:30 PM Speed Climbing Wave 6 starts:  MJR


Friday, July 10 - Sport Flash Qualifier 2 and Speed Semifinals For Top 16  
Male Sport Qualifier Running Orders- Route 2
Female Sport Qualifier Running Orders- Route 2
7:00 AM Sport Climbing Warm-Up Area Opens
7:30 AM Judges' Meeting
8:15 AM Competitor Check In Desk Opens in Warm-Up Area
8:45 AM Route Demonstrations Begin
9:00 AM Sport Climbing Begins
2:20 PM Sport Climbing Ends

2:00 PM Speed Climbing Warm-Up Area Opens
3:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 1 starts:  FYD, FYB
3:30 PM Speed Climbing Wave 2 starts:  MYD, MYB
4:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 3 starts:  FYC, FYA
4:30 PM Speed Climbing Wave 4 starts:  MYC, MYA
5:00 PM Speed Climbing Wave 5 starts:  FJR
5:30 PM Speed Climbing Wave 6 starts:  MJR


Saturday,  July 11 - Sport Semifinals For Top 16 and Speed Finals For Top 10  
7:30 AM Iso opens for Male D, Male C, Female B, Female Jr, Male A
7:30 AM Judges' Meeting
8:30 AM Iso closes for Male D, Male C, Female B, Female Jr, Male A
8:30 AM Competitors' Meeting
8:45 AM Route previews begin
9:00 AM Climbing begins

11:30 AM Iso opens for Female D, Female C, Male B, Female A, Male Junior
11:30 PM Judges Meeting
12:30 PM Iso closes for Female D, Female C, Male B, Female A, Male Junior
12:30 PM Competitors meeting
12:45 PM Route previews begin
1:00 PM Climbing begins

4:00 PM Speed Climbing Warm-Up Area Opens
5:00 pm Speed Climbing Wave 1 starts:  FYD, FYB
5:15 pm Speed Climbing Wave 2 starts:  MYD, MYB
5:30 pm Speed Climbing Wave 3 starts:  FYC, FYA
5:45 pm Speed Climbing Wave 4 starts:  MYC, MYA
6:00 pm Speed Climbing Wave 5 starts:  FJR
6:15 pm Speed Climbing Wave 6 starts:  MJR
6:45 pm Speed Climbing Awards Ceremony
Youth World Championships Speed Team meeting to follow Awards Cermony

Sunday, July 12 - Sport Finals for Top 10
8-9 am Iso check-in: ALL finalists
8:30 am Judges' meeting
9:00 am ISO closes
9:00 am Competitors meeting
9:15 am Route previews begin
9:30 am Climbing begins
Sport Climbing Awards Ceremony to follow conclusion of Sport Climbing
Youth World Championships Sport Team meeting to follow Awards Cermony

More info at the official event website:
  http://www.scsnationals.org/




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