Our climber Jack ranked number 37th in the entire Nation in Male Youth A category! We are incredibly proud of Jack and his accomplishments this season. He’s an incredibly strong 16 year old climber who has established himself as the highest ranked Male Youth A climber in Florida this season! We interviewed Jack about his experience while climbing to better understand what it’s like to climb at a National competition.

Name: Jack C
Age: 16 years

 

  1. SCR: Which boulder was your favorite and why?
    Jack: My favorite boulder was the third one. The reason for this was that from first glance it seemed not doable at all for me. The holds looked like they would be very hard to hold but even with that thought in my head I pushed through and almost finished it!
  2. SCR: It looked like your shoulder was hurting on boulder four. What happened?
    Jack: On the fourth route at the competition on my first attempt, I moved slowly to a hold. In doing this, something in my shoulder popped and it hurt for the rest of the time but I still tried as hard as I could in spite of the small injury.
  3. SCR: What is one thing that surprised you while climbing these boulders?
    Jack: The biggest thing that surprised me while climbing was that when it came down to it, it wasn’t just how strong you are. It comes down to many different aspects. Sunch as knowledge, strength, problem solving, and even comes down to how you prepare yourself mentally before the competition.
  4. SCR: What do you think you need to work on after this competition?
    Jack: After the competition, I have come to a realization that I need to focus on working on the things I’m not so great at and focus less on what I am best at to help myself become an all around athlete.

 

Congratulations, Jack, on a job well done! We are so proud to have you as a part of, not only our rockwall team, but our Sun Country family!

If you would like to see Jack’s competition climb, check out the video below.