This is my third competition of the season. There were 63 climbers in the open category. This time the foreign climbers came from Toronto, New Brunswick and U.S.A. I met a very nice man, Josh Larson, who is on the U.S.A. climbing team.
The competition had 50 problems for the qualifying round. The qualifying round was hard because the level of the climbers was higher than the last competition. I was amazed to flash problem 50 and this made me very pleased with the qualifying round. After three hours of climbing, I completed six problems beyond problem 41. This score put me in the eighth place of the finals.
Then, I rested, ate and waited for the finals isolation.
This time women and men did the finals at the same time. This format is a good idea because the climbers don’t have to wait much time in isolation. We knew that there were five problems. So, I knew that I should conserve my energy.
The first problem was easy and a good show for the spectators. It required a big jump start. I flashed this problem. The second problem was interesting and I managed to get the bonus. The third problem was the hardest one and I did not get the bonus. The fourth problem was a crimpy problem that I did in two tries. The last problem was not too hard but I only got the bonus. I received eighth place in the competition. I learned that I need to do more mental training, big movements and plyometric movements. It is always great to participate in competitions and learn about your climbing.
Thanks to my sponsors and my friends for encouraging me to climb.