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BTH13 Results

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Dingqian Liu 490 715 445 310 552 2512 1
Nina Fromartz 355 713 445 447 500 2460 2
Claive Gloss 628 449 400 430 539 2446 3
Jennifer Wu 540 458 533 399 450 2380 4
Abigail Zentner 370 400 438 711 445 2364 5
Caroline Nutter 430 540 445 400 370 2185 6
Helena Wu 540 445 400 320 340 2045 7
Claudia Matinez 355 365 443 370 430 1963 8
Blythe Kara 430 400 539 390 0 1759 9

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Anthony Esquivel 759 764 735 774 874 3906 1
Bryan Lee 760 715 763 817 775 3830 2
Josh Nichols 715 872 732 715 750 3784 3
Jordan Laramie 715 715 735 825 760 3750 4
Tyler Paulovkin 712 715 731 705 808 3671 5
Bradley Rivette 715 735 675 809 713 3647 6
Jesse Elliot 715 757 734 714 714 3634 7
Austin McCoig 675 732 715 756 713 3591 8
Ryan Probus 734 704 715 715 713 3581 9
Spencer Conner 715 735 750 714 649 3563 10
Michael Towery 750 704 715 675 715 3559 11
Chase Kees 715 735 680 705 714 3549 12
Jacob Gravely 734 623 715 714 750 3536 13
Joshua Van Wyk 675 714 666 703 704 3462 14
Luis Villavicancio 715 715 675 650 680 3435 15
Zhao Lang 715 675 645 740 630 3405 16
Henry Osborne 624 715 671 643 680 3333 17
Justin Kydd 554 675 700 715 666 3310 18
John Laszakovits 630 675 714 666 622 3307 19
Trong Nguyen 644 573 715 639 711 3282 20
Brian Thacker 645 630 625 714 665 3279 21
Isaac Tessler 630 534 645 713 715 3237 22
Max Fillon 438 820 554 715 666 3193 23
Matt Kalna 645 515 637 715 663 3175 24
Steven Polendey 629 540 715 644 622 3150 25
Taylor Kennedy 715 715 540 430 574 2974 26
William Goyette 574 629 666 625 449 2943 27
Julius Verzosa 540 675 705 535 439 2894 28
Khoi Vu 715 630 675 731 0 2751 29
Edward Meagh 625 628 714 450 0 2417 30
Will Schaefermeier 420 714 664 538 0 2336 31
Eric Kangas 554 515 663 0 0 1732 32

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
McKellen Rattray 715 390 365 370 355 2195 1
Andrea Nelson 365 370 354 360 490 1939 2
Megan Kelley 370 365 359 389 446 1929 3
Danielle Chen 365 370 354 360 444 1893 4
Mandy Labranche 370 305 305 540 365 1885 5
Winyan Soo Hoo 355 370 365 445 310 1845 6
Beverly Yang 390 356 365 370 355 1836 7
Chelsea Jones 365 309 390 370 360 1794 8
Gabrielle Nguyen 365 370 354 390 310 1789 9
Lara Torchalla 305 370 365 310 400 1750 10
Nikitha Shah 270 429 320 340 357 1716 11
Brooke Labranche 270 390 370 365 305 1700 12
Grace Armitage 310 320 305 430 290 1655 13
Ann Holdren-Kong 358 270 304 355 310 1597 14
Courtney Francis 304 270 290 270 303 1437 15
Erica Gravely 270 305 225 290 120 1210 16
Cuvelier Scarlett 180 370 290 245 105 1190 17
Kate Haymes 215 225 180 165 175 960 18
Julie Weinstein 105 50 120 105 0 380 19

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Calvin Biesecker 574 679 559 555 576 2943 1
Vincenzo De Altin Popiolek 734 575 540 555 515 2919 2
Chris Picato 540 555 531 575 707 2908 3
Grant Dressler 577 573 560 630 531 2871 4
Denny Lee 555 573 540 560 630 2858 5
Chris Ring 534 575 535 560 642 2846 6
Josh Light 540 515 535 715 534 2839 7
Daniel Dolvin 515 535 573 622 540 2785 8
Peng Missana 515 643 555 540 490 2743 9
Manny Debra 515 535 574 539 557 2720 10
Charles Krueger 400 540 513 747 490 2690 11
Ryan Sandhaus 629 571 530 490 469 2689 12
Justin Roth 540 535 480 490 630 2675 13
James Anders 489 574 539 558 515 2675 14
Janvany Cuesta 400 430 430 835 515 2610 15
Brian Beck 430 459 835 420 449 2593 16
Chris Duong 515 490 555 575 445 2580 17
Chris Hiponia 540 467 446 627 488 2568 18
Christian LoVerde 448 498 623 430 533 2532 19
Elias Ingea 540 469 448 628 445 2530 20
Ian Dangallo 515 532 540 445 440 2472 21
Reid Maurer 711 571 512 390 245 2429 22
Mike Bliley 429 436 570 540 444 2419 23
Joel Kees 430 450 560 444 500 2384 24
Marc Wingate 445 420 430 540 534 2369 25
Elijah Kliot 400 370 429 439 730 2368 26
Salvator Mazza 489 430 515 390 539 2363 27
Sean Lowder 540 490 453 449 430 2362 28
Will Riffe 450 427 515 420 535 2347 29
John Bremberg 400 460 512 532 440 2344 30
Sean Denney 514 430 459 400 539 2342 31
Hunter Sloan 522 450 515 430 400 2317 32
Collin Schumpp 535 429 400 458 487 2309 33
Michael Fairbanks 400 444 467 449 510 2270 34
Alan Shin 370 430 490 950 0 2240 35
Brendan Nixon 420 515 400 445 459 2239 36
Julian Trutmann 430 448 437 459 445 2219 37
Allen Huynh 270 533 440 490 444 2177 38
Rayon Chuon 354 618 440 428 310 2150 39
Joshua Whitehead 430 490 389 370 450 2129 40
Omar El Sheikh 400 539 370 310 459 2078 41
Matt Beebe 354 400 370 490 449 2063 42
Clark Saben 621 419 428 310 230 2008 43
Joy Bishop 358 390 430 400 418 1996 44
Bryan Yamasaki 305 353 370 399 489 1916 45
Wyatt Becquette 355 430 540 575 0 1900 46
Pascoe Sam 270 305 449 470 400 1894 47
Patrick Van Dam 400 390 427 365 309 1891 48
Patrick Cullom 305 310 430 444 400 1889 49
Thomas Jesperson 305 460 450 531 0 1746 50
Jacob Huston 400 514 369 450 0 1733 51
Alex Greidinger 390 360 310 319 270 1649 52
Paul Choi 290 270 270 370 260 1460 53
Robert Earle 0 0 430 539 478 1447 54
Jonathan Hum 540 445 440 0 0 1425 55
Jamie Chandler 229 310 448 305 120 1412 56
Saif Rizvi 397 450 390 0 0 1237 57
Daniel Edwards 397 243 105 120 0 865 58

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Isabella Heinz 540 490 638 555 480 2703 1
Emily LeClair 714 554 400 540 430 2638 2
Alethia 540 340 500 630 320 2330 3
Rosa Shafer 46 390 618 397 456 2307 4
Madelyn Moore 310 399 305 305 365 1684 5
Eliana 175 165 290 270 120 1020 6
Jensen Kugler 120 60 165 120 65 530 7
Kater Smith 105 65 60 120 165 515 8
Willow Light 120 50 165 55 60 450 9

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Ben Stanton 644 714 639 675 540 3212 1
Jake Santos 355 310 445 305 304 1719 2
Andrew Yoo 310 305 320 397 305 1637 3
Jacob Martinez 260 225 290 270 215 1260 4
Zoltan Agoston 120 120 290 65 175 770 5

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Anna Gonzalez 715 640 535 645 540 3075 1
Monica Perry 310 398 540 370 480 2098 2
Rachel Calamba 354 440 477 301 270 1842 3
Emily Grenzke 290 270 165 120 175 1020 4
Nancy Shah 120 165 120 290 175 870 5

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Russell Santos 574 625 715 871 535 3320 1
Paul Patricio 715 644 665 624 647 3295 2
Voltaire Valle 555 645 715 666 629 3210 3
Evan Kennedy 540 625 715 573 739 3192 4
Scott Whitley 559 540 714 571 747 3131 5
Tianshu Li 445 645 675 555 540 2860 6
Darren Holdren 420 715 540 535 560 2770 7
Todd Mitchell 533 534 480 643 514 2704 8
Don Lavu 715 443 400 420 490 2468 9
Mike Wilson 310 355 370 400 430 1865 10
George Law 229 310 540 400 290 1769 11
James Whitesides 390 230 369 120 270 1379 12

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Elizabeth Sepulveda 758 715 704 712 700 8589 1
Abigail Humber 715 666 675 630 750 7436 2
Leanna Lockhart 575 715 760 765 715 6530 3
Sydney Sloat 715 674 666 644 702 5401 4
Ivana Hetrick 715 705 715 679 675 4489 5
Alana Light 715 666 574 745 673 3373 6
Erin Harrison 715 644 678 650 666 3353 7
Swarna Shah 645 715 648 674 665 3347 8
Rojeen Kamah 715 645 650 630 675 3315 9
Andrea Cabrera 640 715 575 555 630 3115 10
Thu Huynh 715 640 540 555 627 3077 11
T Nguyen 440 555 630 714 445 2784 12
Avery Sherman 540 715 0 680 644 2579 13
Kirsten Cooner 715 370 627 430 320 2462 14

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Tyler Thompson 825 934 839 879 906 9383 1
Peter Grill 900 895 909 933 910 8547 2
Charlie Osborne 910 907 904 947 935 7603 3
Jacob Schierman 949 935 909 909 900 6602 4
Josh Gerhardt 810 820 895 715 750 5990 5
Pat Saylor 645 705 809 810 893 3862 6
Garrett Byannon 824 705 805 764 715 3813 7
Ben Martin 679 704 715 705 808 3611 8
Chris Jones 705 712 749 714 715 3595 9

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Pia Dela Cruz 180 165 290 120 175 930 1
Emma Stotz 165 120 290 175 165 915 2
Nikki Newcomer 165 175 180 269 119 908 3
Emily Holdren 290 175 165 120 120 870 4
Jenny Reaves 70 165 180 120 105 640 5
Rachel Lucado 175 105 120 165 70 635 6
Carolyn Detmer 105 164 70 120 120 579 7
Kaitlin Donegan 105 165 245 0 0 515 8
Maddison McCall 105 50 165 70 120 510 9

First Name Last Name Score #1 Score #2 Score #3 Score #4 Score #5 Total Placement
Eric Paskie 290 270 270 260 370 1460 1
Johnathan Messle 290 165 399 265 270 1389 2
John Nguyen 259 270 270 290 270 1359 3
Brian Choe 290 268 269 245 269 1341 4
Andrew Smith 225 268 240 270 304 1307 5
Adam Diehl 290 270 225 244 270 1299 6
Bryan McGill 165 290 270 270 240 1235 7
Mark Agoston 120 245 290 267 175 1097 8
Joseph Hinz 215 120 245 105 290 975 9
Stephen Martenz 165 225 105 270 120 885 10
Bennett Davis 290 120 165 175 120 870 11
Zachary Mintz 70 105 165 245 269 854 12
Michael Milkovich 165 290 120 175 100 850 13
Bennett Summers 70 105 165 120 175 635 14
Matt Edwards 99 165 0 0 0 264 15

Year you started climbing?
2010

Year you started working at Sportrock?
2014

Favorite climbing spot?
New River Gorge, WV

Most memorable climbing experience?
Splurging on a cabin at the New and getting to soak in a hot tub every night after climbing. Not so much the having to sleep on the couch after.

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee?
Summer Camp instructor, Belay instructor, Front Desk staff, Marketing Manager, Brand Manager.

Passions in life?
My family, all animals (especially my two cats), design, and popcorn.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words?
Creative, loud, and obsessed-with-animals.

What would surprise us to learn about you?
Surprisingly, there are still people at Sportrock who don’t know I have an identical twin sister...even though we climb together. Also that I’m originally from California and married to my high school sweetheart.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why?
Definitely a cat. I love naps in warm, cozy places.

Lillian Chao-Quinlan
Lillian Chao-Quinlan

President

Year you started climbing? 1999

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2000

Favorite climbing spot? Kalymnos, Greece.

Most memorable climbing experience? Too many and all memorable for different reasons - sending a hard climb, being in a beautiful place, climbing with my husband and friends...

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? Instructor, Investor, President.

Passions in life? Creating opportunities in the climbing community that support people in discovering their potential!

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Passionate, driven, reliable.

What would surprise us to learn about you? I LOVE M&Ms (dark chocolate specifically!).

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? Grizzly bear because I love the great outdoors, eating fish and scaring campers!

Andrew Kozak
Andrew Kozak

Senior Director | Director of SR Sterling

Year you started climbing? 1999

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2002

Favorite climbing spot? Red Rocks, NV.

Most memorable climbing experience? The Great Arch in Stone Mountain, NC.

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? I’ve done them all.

Passions in life? Family.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Caring, Committed, Clean.

What would surprise us to learn about you? On hard, crimpy boulder problems, I only climb with 9 fingers.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? A pet panda for my daughter because she LOVES them.

Sean Taft-Morales
Sean Taft-Morales

Director of SR Alexandria & Outdoor Programs

Year you started climbing? 2001

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2010

Favorite climbing spot? Yosemite in early spring.

Most memorable climbing experience? One of my most memorable moments came at the end of the first day of my first big-wall climb. I was hating life, had been belaying on a 6 inch ledge for hours, was cold, hungry, and had forgotten my headlamp in the bottom of the haul bag. I was just about ready to give up on climbing forever when the sun started to set, and a cloud of a thousand swifts started feeding all around me. Climbing to me is all about stepping back to find beauty in these extreme environments and experiences. You have to get out of your head and recognize that it's a pretty cool planet.

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? Outdoor guide, Desk staff, Closing manager, Basic Skills instructor, Camp Director, Director of Alexandria, Director of Outdoor Programs.

Passions in life? Aside from climbing, I love baking bread, sailing, and playing dungeons and dragons.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Evidence-based, Glittery, Color-coordinated.

What would surprise us to learn about you? I once hitchhiked over 2,000 miles in 8 months around the southwest US climbing. I also started climbing after attending a Sportrock birthday party.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? I would be a blue whale - it's the most alien landscape and fundamentally different experience I could imagine.

James Anastasion
James Anastasion

Director of Membership

Year you started climbing? 1994

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2003

Favorite climbing spot? Chattanooga, TN.

Most memorable climbing experience? Leading my wife up Old Ladies at Seneca Rocks to propose on the south summit.

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? I started as a routesetter and continued with that part-time through most of my Sportrock career. I was also the SR Rockville Gym Director, Operations Director, Instructor, IT Department, Cleaner, Builder, Repairman, Purchaser, Installer, etc. And I continue to do many of these roles while also working as the Director of Membership.

Passions in life? My family is always at the top of my list. A recent and strong passion of mine though has become obstacle course racing. If I'm not spending time on either of those things, then you will probably find me in the shop fixing or building something.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Sarcastic (from my wife), Strong (from my daughter), Blank stare (from my son).

What would surprise us to learn about you? I can add poop and fart lyrics to most Disney tunes, especially Frozen and Descendants. If you want to get your daughter laughing, just sing “let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore.”

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? Okapi. It is rarely seen and rarely heard of. However, when it finally comes to light you can only think that Prometheus’s children got a hold of the clay one day.

Molly Donelan

Director of Programs & Events

Year you started climbing? 2004

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2007

Favorite climbing spot? Echo Cliffs or Red River Gorge.

Most memorable climbing experience? Deep water soloing in Mallorca, Spain.

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? Yoga Instructor, Climbing Instructor, Front Desk Staff, Outdoor Instructor, Lead Manager, Assistant Director, Director of Alexandria, Director of Programs & Events.

Passions in life? My family, jigsaw puzzles, my dogs, camping, climbing, running, baking, neurobiology, and eating.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Passionate, Crazy, Independent.

What would surprise us to learn about you? I used to run my own catering baking business, DC Treats, which served to over 15 bars/restaurants in the DC area, including Good Stuff Eatery and Sticky Rice.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? An elephant because they are strong, intelligent, loyal to the group, and unstoppable.

Leah Thomas
Leah Thomas

Assistant Director of SR Alexandria

Year you started climbing? 2010

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2010

Favorite climbing spot? Red River Gorge and Reeds Creek.

Most memorable climbing experience? The Red River Gorge was my first outdoor trip ever. I knew nothing and went with experts! It was my first lead belay and the first time I cleaned a route. I fell in love. And the experience reminded me that I was improving, growing, and getting over my fear of heights every day.

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? Birthday Party Instructor, Front Desk Staff, Front Desk Manager, Instructor, Retail Manager, Assistant Director of Alexandria.

Passions in life? My passion in life is helping others work for and achieve goals. Every personality test I’ve taken led me to the same common theme: helping, teaching, and motivating others. Currently, I want to share the love of climbing with those who may not have the opportunity to do so and introduce a new mental and physical challenge into their lives.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Loyal, Enthusiastic, Supportive.

What would surprise us to learn about you? Other than being absolutely afraid of heights...I love love love the sound of lawnmowers because it reminds me of warmer weather and free time. It's the sound of summer! I played soccer since I was 2 years old, was a Middle School PE teacher, and completed a 500 mile hike. I also lived in Istanbul, Turkey for six months and scored free tea and coffee almost daily for three of them!

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? Golden Retriever - The extroverted, loyal cuddler that loves to play and meet new people. They are energetic, active, and they love and want to play with everyone. They also like meeting new people, going on long hikes and adventures, and sharing hugs and treats.

Gray O'Reilly
Gray O'Reilly

Marketing Manager

Year you started climbing? 2012

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2014

Favorite climbing spot? Leavenworth, WA.

Most memorable climbing experience? Freezing temps. 50-degree sleeping bags. Car stuck in the mud. Unable to start a fire. Finally start a fire. Snow. Fire goes out. Car still stuck in mud. Start another fire. Survive the night on body heat and sheer force of will. Climb at Endless Wall the next day!

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? Belay bot for parties and open climb; Summer Camp instructor; Private Lesson instructor; Head Camp Coordinator; Marketing Manager.

Passions in life? School is and always will be one of my great passions. If I could professionally collect degrees in various fields, I would. Also, publishing a novel is a lifelong dream of mine. So I would say, besides climbing: learning, writing, music, environmentalism...and climbing.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Follows directions.

What would surprise us to learn about you? I was NOT in a fraternity in college. But I was in an all-male acapella group.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? Humpback Whale. No natural predators, meals swim into my mouth, and people travel from around the world to watch me belly flop? Yes, please.

Jeremy Hardin
Jeremy Hardin

Senior Director | Director of Routesetting (L5)

Year you started climbing? 2002

Year you started setting? 2004

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2002

How many comps have you set for? 100+ including multiple World Cup and National Championships.

What is your goal when setting? For gym setting, I try to make every climb consistent in grade, with respect to height and reach, with flow and memorable sequences or movement. For comp setting, the goal is to create fun and fair routes or problems to separate the field of competitors. We try to test all abilities and styles for the overall "best" climber of the event.

How do you come up with route names? That's the hardest part of my day. Normally it comes down to the first two words I can rhyme that are appropriate.

Favorite route name? One Crazy Hooker.

What inspires you to stay constantly creative? My reputation.

Setting pet peeves? When climbers do a sequence or move incorrectly or harder than what is obvious and then complain the movement was "awkward"... sometimes it's not the climb that’s awkward, it's the climber.

Words of advice to climbers who get stumped on your routes? Try harder.

Passions in life? My wife and son, cars and trucks, fixing stuff.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? He’s a Workhorse.

What would surprise us to learn about you? I train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? A Lion, because he’s the king of the jungle!

Stephen Meinhold
Stephen Meinhold

Head Routesetter (L4)

Year you started climbing? 1996

Year you started setting? 2001

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2017

How many comps have you set for? 32

Why did you start setting? Early on I was more focused on competing than setting. I competed in ABS & USA Climbing National events, UBC Pro Tour events, Mammut Bouldering Championships, Dark Horse Series, Portland Boulder Rally, 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, and even an Ice Climbing comp. I thought comps started to neglect the competitor for "world cup" style problems so I started to focus on setting to better understand this style. I have been head setter for a few different gyms in NC, PA, and OR over the years, and I have set multiple USA Climbing National events.

What is your goal when setting? To force you to do whatever I want you to do.

How do you come up with route names? I stare at the computer screen and mumble until I come up with something.

Favorite route name? Manilla Vanure.

What inspires you to stay constantly creative? Coffee and pastries.

Setting pet peeves? Metric bolts.

Words of advice to climbers who get stumped on your routes? Seek out beta or work it out with a friend. Sometimes I can set very contrived with a specific sequence, so if you can't figure it out maybe someone else can. Just like outside, learning how to project routes can help with the redpoint process. More pull-ups always help.

Passions in life? My wife and baby boy... and cookies, all of them.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Slow-motion Train Wreck.

What would surprise us to learn about you? Before getting back in the gym I was a High School Chemistry/Physics/Math teacher. I have horrible balance. I am a huge fan of rap and hip-hop.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? Gorilla, it’s my spirit animal.

JD Cantrell
JD Cantrell

Routesetter (L2)

Year you started climbing? 2005

Year you started setting? 2009

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2012

How many comps have you set for? Dozens.

Why did you start setting? I would skip class to go climb at Virginia Beach Rock Gym while my friends, Scott Johns and Tommy Morrison, were setting and they kind of took me under their wing.

What is your goal when setting? To force the movement, duh...

How do you come up with route names? I keep an ongoing list in my phone of things and phrases that I think would make good route names. There’s lots of pop culture references.

Favorite route name? All my favorite route names are NSFW.

What inspires you to stay constantly creative? The bills don't pay themselves.

Setting pet peeves? Not having enough coffee.

Words of advice to climbers who get stumped on your routes? Trade beta for baked goods.

Passions in life? Rock climbing, yoga, art, building things.

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Doesn't follow instructions well.

What would surprise us to learn about you? I’m a bit of a neat freak.

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? A pug, everybody likes pugs.

Leane Abbott

Marketing Manager

Year you started climbing? 2008-ish but wasn't very dedicated until 2018

Year you started working at Sportrock? 2018

Favorite climbing spot? Undecided

Most memorable climbing experience? First trip to The New...it rained day one hahaha. The sun came out for the rest of the trip and it was a great week.

What roles have you had as a Sportrock employee? Basic Belayer, Basic Skills Instructor, Front Desk Staff, Front Desk Manager, Marketing Manager

Passions in life? I'm an artist on the side; I like to draw and paint from time to time. Otherwise I genuinely just enjoy being active and spending time outside in nature. 

How would your family or friends describe you in 3 words? Cheerful, Social,...and the poster child for A.D.D 

What would surprise us to learn about you? I hate winter and being cold, but I love the snow. 

If you could be any animal in the world - what would you be and why? Orca whale because the sea is cool, mysterious, and would be neat to be explore...and also because I was going to say dolphin but Orcas are bigger, tougher dolphins. Dolphins 2.0!

Taylor Reed

DIRECTOR OF THE SPORTROCK PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE

Year I Started Climbing: 2002

Number of Years Coaching: 15

Favorite Climbing Spot: Joshua Tree National Park (Favorite) or Mt. Gretna (Local)

About Me: Taylor Reed is a climbing coach with 15 years of coaching experience.  That time includes work with 12 youth U.S. team members, 5.14 and V13/14-level climbers, and medalists at all different levels including a silver medal in the new Olympic Combined Format at an international youth event.  Taylor has consulted with multiple national champions, world cup athletes, and national federations on a diverse range of topics.  He is also on advisory boards for two international climbing companies and has spoken both nationally and internationally. Taylor currently directs the Beta Angel Project – a website dedicated to bridging the science of climbing with practice.  He currently has over 25 projects and collaborations with researchers and climbers in over a dozen countries.  As Director, Taylor has been asked to speak at both U.S and international events.  In 2018, the Beta Angel Project was visited by climbers in 91 countries.

If I could be any animal in the world:  a dinosaur, because some day I'd like to be extinct and have people try to imagine me covered in feathers.

Chase Berman

Alexandria Head coach for competitive team

Year I Started Climbing: 2006

Number of Years Coaching: 9, coaching 5

Favorite Climbing Spot: Squamish, B.C.

About Me: I started climbing at Sportrock after trying to unsuccessfully start a boy-band cooking show. I got stoked on climbing outside, and have spent many years training my skills to be as safe and efficient as possible. I always want to travel more and climb more, but also love working so I don't get away too often. I'm really excited to help train your kids to their fullest potential!

If I could be any animal in the world: Goose - Get to travel the US for free

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Jeffrey Shor

Youth programs coordinator

Year I Started Climbing: 2005

Started at Sportrock: 2010

Favorite Climbing Spot: Summersville, WV

About Me: Climbing means a lot to me; I started climbing with my younger brother when I was 15 years old. The challenge of moving your body through space and moving between holds like a big puzzle is amazing. The gratification of trying something that seems impossible at first, and working it until it becomes doable, is something I hope everyone gets a chance to experience. The opportunity to help foster that feeling in others is a really rewarding one.

If I could be any animal in the world: A giraffe; it would be nice to use that tall beta.

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Alec Moore

Alexandria Head Coach of Advanced TEam

Year I Started Climbing: Feb. 2018

Number of Years Coaching: Sept. 2018

Favorite Climbing Spot: The New River Gorge

About Me: I first came to Sportrock in February of 2018 and immediately fell in love with the gym and climbing as a sport. After getting hired as a summer camp counselor, I realized quickly this was a job I really enjoyed. In the few months I went from being just a camp counselor to being an instructor, manager, outdoor guide, and now Advanced Team Head Coach. I'm very excited to be able to spread my passion for climbing with the next generation of climbers and help them reach their goals.

If I could be any animal in the world: I would be a sloth so I can really take the time to enjoy climbing.

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Chris Oshinski

STERLING Head Coach of COMPETITIVE TEam

Year I Started Climbing: 2011

Number of Years Coaching: 5-6 years

Favorite Climbing Spot: 

About Me: A climbing team combines the individual growth and rewards found in an athlete's hard work and problem-solving with a positive, supportive atmosphere. Through my experiences as a father and through my academic pursuits, I understand how pivotal seemingly minor relationships, networks, and events can be. Regardless of an athlete's reasons for being involved with our Junior Team, I want them to develop or maintain a positive self-image, mutually beneficial social relationships, and a strong work ethic. The respect gained for one's self and for others safeguards our dignity and reaffirms our value.

Favorite Climbing Spot: Sportrock Sterling, obviously.

If I could be any animal in the world: I would be a Sea Turtle--assuming I survive the violent and traumatic early stages of my sea turtle life, I have a lovely 100 years of seafaring ahead of me, living under the waves and munching on jellyfish (they have it coming).

Sterling Head Coach of Advanced Team Lisa Connell
Lisa Connell

STERLING Head Coach of Advanced TEam

~* BIO COMING SOON *~

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