Canadians Finish Strong
The17th Bozeman Ice Festival main event took place on Saturday, December 14. It is the first year the event is on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup tour, which brought a number of strong Europeans.
Canadians had a good competition as Will Gadd points out: “Really good festival and competition! Ended up second in the finals, SENT the final route but beaten on time by a guy 26 years younger than me, great job on his part! Will Mayo third with a solid send, Gordon McArthur[CA] fourth, Sarah Hueniken [CA] third, Jennifer Olson [CA] fourth, solid!! Full results up soon, really happy to compete solidly. Yeah!!!” Canadian Nathan Kutcher finished seventh overall.
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Angelika Rainer, Italy, 1st
Stephanie Maureau, France, 2nd
Sarah Huenkien, Canada, 3rd
Janez Svolijaak, Slovenia, 1st
Will Gadd, Canada, 2nd
Will Mayo, USA, 3rd
From Canadian Gord McArthur: “Last night was amazing. When you “get into the moment” and let it all go…it’s unreal what you can accomplish. I was shy of only one move to completing the finals route. That put me in 4th. The placing doesn’t even matter, it was just so rad to compete amont such a talented group of people, but i gotta tell you, when a crowd is screaming that loud every time you make one move closer to the end…it’s like they’re carrying you along the route. It was sooooo rad.”