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Q&A with Sam Watson: Texas native speedster climbing around the globe
Speed climber Sam Watson is FAST. Don’t take our word for it, check out one of his competitions, but DON’T BLINK or you’ll miss his entire race.
Hundreds of Everest climbers begin to return from summit
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the last few days taking advantage of favorable weather conditions have begun to return safely down the mountain. Among them are climbers who set records on the world’s highest peak, including the first Ukrainian woman to scale Mount Everest. A Nepali Sherpa broke […]
Alannah Yip fails to make podium in sport climbing Olympic event in Tokyo
Alannah Yip, British Columbia’s first woman to compete in sport climbing Olympic sport, couldn’t make it to a podium finish.
Garnbret dominates to win climbing’s first Olympic gold
TOKYO (AP) — Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret lived up to her billing as the world’s best female climber. The 22-year-old Slovenian dominated at the Tokyo Games on Friday night, winning two of three disciplines to earn the sport’s inaugural Olympic gold. Garnbert finished fifth in the speed discipline, her weakest event, then topped two of three […]
Spanish teenager Lopez wins 1st Olympic climbing gold
TOKYO (AP) — Spanish teenager Alberto Gines Lopez won the first Olympic gold medal in sport climbing, riding a victory in the speed discipline to the top of the podium Thursday at the Tokyo Games. The 18-year-old Gines Lopez opened the finals with the speed win, then showed off his all-around skills by finishing seventh […]
Garnbret keeps her focus on the wall at Tokyo Games
TOKYO (AP) — The average person would look up at the Olympic lead climbing wall and see a random array of multi-colored shapes. The bouldering wall? Forget it. They’d have no idea what those crescents, triangles and wedges are even supposed to be, much less consider climbing it. Elite climbers see pieces of a puzzle. […]
EXPLAINER: How sport climbing reached the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Basketball, baseball, tennis — the list goes on and on of Olympic sports nearly everyone has at least tried before. Watch those athletes in Tokyo on the TV and somewhere in the back of your mind, it’s easy to think: I could probably do that. Seeing sport climbers hang one-handed from their […]
“Uuuh-aaah!” Sport climbing’s Ondra screams his way to top
TOKYO (AP) — Weightlifters are among the most vocal athletes at the Olympics, letting out screams as they lock out at the top of a lift: “ahhhhhh!” Tennis players have long been known to be grunters, usually with some form of “ha-uh!” or “ha-ooah!” The loudest vocalizations of the Tokyo Games may come from the […]
‘We all have mountains to climb’: How Lucy Westlake became the youngest female in U.S. history to climb all 50 state highpoints
In 2017, Lucy Westlake attempted to climb Denali and become the youngest female in U.S. history to reach all 50 state highpoints. She initially fell short of her goal, but she redeemed herself four years later.
Analytical mind pushes Duffy to Olympic heights
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Climbing takes stamina and strength, from fingers to toes and everything in between. The physical side is only half of the equation. Solving a rock wall also requires mental acuity, an ability to identify the best route not only to the top, but prevent getting stuck. Colin Duffy’s mind is […]
Sam Kennedy is ready for Minnesota baseball
Sam Kennedy is one of the best pitchers in the state of Minnesota and he…
Louisville commit Nick Drtina leads Nazareth to championship
Louisville commit Nick Drtina led a young and talented Nazareth Academy team to new heights…
Where are they now?: ‘Last Chance U’ star Chauncey Rivers
Featured in the second season of the hit Netflix series “Last Chance U,” Chauncey Rivers…
Matthew Etzel’s DI dreams come true thanks to Panola
Matthew Etzel’s dream of playing DI baseball is coming true.
Emmit Gooden keeping ‘Last Chance U’ hopes alive
Former “Last Chance U” standout Emmit Gooden is continuing his run on the football field…