The Two German Victors of the Recent Innsbruck World Cup are both Coming to Hamilton for the IFSC World Cup on June 1-2.
Jan Hojer, currently fourth in the world rankings, took men’s first at Innsbruck last weekend after a second place finish at Log-Dragomar in Slovenia in early May. It’s the 21–year-old’s second season in the open category after a solid career as a youth competitor. Known for both his ruthlerss training regimen and his talent on outdoor boulders, he has climbed 8c problems such as Big Island at Fontainebleau and Dreamtime and Off the Wagon in Switzerland. At Hamilton he will likely look to continue his strong performance.
Juliane Wurm, who took first women’s first at Innsbruck, was fifth at Millau, France, and seventh at Chongquing, China, in April. The 22-year-old is currently fifth in the world rankings. Although Wurm is most well known for her broad comp experience, which includes lead as well as bouldering, she has also made fast, hard sends of 8a problems like Willenberg Dach and Teamwork in Switzerland. She will be one of a handful competing in their second Canadian World Cup. She placed fourth at the first Canadian World Cup event in Canmore in 2011.