Kudos to Mount Madonna School fifth grader Ben Pearson, who competed in the American Bouldering Series (ABS) divisional climbing competition in Reno, NV on January 10. He competed against boys between the ages of 8 and 11 in the Youth-D category from Division 1 which incorporates northern California, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, western North Dakota, and western South Dakota.
He placed 4th in Northern California Regionals in December which allowed him to advance to Divisionals. He placed 11th in the Reno competition out of 23 climbers in his age group.
This is Ben’s third year climbing competitively, and his first year competing in ABS. He’s been climbing recreationally since he was six. He is continuing the competitive season with Youth Climbing League (YCL) and then will go on to the Sport Climbing Series (SCS) in the spring. He climbs for Team Edge which trains at Pacific Edge Climbing Gym in Santa Cruz.
More information can be found at http://usaclimbing.net/abs/