Third Grader Competes in Regional Climbing Competition

Mount Madonna School third grader Ben Pearson competed in the Northern California regional Sport Climbing Series (SCS) climbing competition in Fremont on May 11. He was competing against boys between the ages of 8 and 11 in the Youth-D category.

He finished 7th in the qualifying climbs in the morning and moved on to the afternoon finals. He finished 8th in the finals. Over the whole season he ranked 6th in the region and 30th in the nation in the USA Climbing scoring.

This is Ben’s first year climbing competitively, he’s been climbing recreationally since he was six. He started the year competing in Youth Climbing League (YCL) and then continued the season into SCS. He climbs for Team Edge which trains at Pacific Edge Climbing Gym in Santa Cruz.

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