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Comps

Ongoing Pre-Comp Coverage of IFSC Hamilton, June 1-2: The Art of World Cup Routesetting

If you think that set up for an IFSC comps are a higher-level version of what may be available at your local gym, think again. Competition setting has very different and specific goals than training routes and circuits in a commercial gym.
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IFSC World Cup Canada: Introducing Two Canadian Favourites

Two familiar faces from this scene who will compete at the World Cup are Canmore’s Stacey Weldon, and Saskatoon’s Jason Holowach.
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IFSC Pre-Comp Coverage Continues: Introducing Canucks Elise Sethna and Sebastien Lazure, and a Shoot-out for First Place Shaping Up

We continue our coverage of the IFSC Canadian World Cup scheduled for Hamilton on June 1 and 2 by introducing two of Canada’s tenacious competitors, Banff’s Elise Sethna and Quebec’s Sebastien Lazure.
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Sean McColl’s Bouldering World Cup Victory

Check out this article where top Canadian climber Sean McColl recounts his recent IFSC Bouldering World Cup victory.
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Japanese Climbers at IFSC World Cup Canada Include Main Threat to Anna Stohr

We’ve looked at some of the incredible Canadian, Austrian and American athletes coming to the IFSC World Cup on June 1 and 2 in Hamilton. Continuing with our coverage leading up to the event, today we introduce two athletes from Japan, Rei Sugimoto and Akiyo Noguchi.
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McColl and Stohr Win in Slovenia

Top Canadian climber Sean McColl has won the IFSC World Cup Bouldering event in Slovenia.
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World Cup Climbing Comp: The Americans

Continuing with our coverage of the upcoming IFSC World Cup in Hamilton on June 1, today we look at the American powerhouse Alex Puccio.
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Count Down to the World Cup: The World’s Best Climbers are Coming to Canada

With 3 weeks to go till the World Cup Bouldering event in Hamilton, Ontario, Gripped takes a look at some of the top athletes that will be attending.
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IFSC Launches Campaign to Support Olympic Bid

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is launching a campaign to raise awareness and funds for its bid to have climbing become an official sport in the 2020 Olympics.
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MEC Canadian Bouldering Nationals Results

New winners emerged at the Bouldering Nationals on the weekend, with Miles Adamson and Kerry Briggs emerging triumphant.
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