Yesterday we started our profiles of two of the international athletes who will be trying to dominate the World Cup coming up on June 1. Today we’re introducing you to two of Canada’s top contenders, newly crowned National Champions, Miles Adamson of Edmonton and Kerry Briggs of Ottawa.
Adamson, at only 20, already has a long history of comp climbing in the World Youth Cups as a member of Junior National team. Adamson is a regular in the finals of Tour de Bloc locals and regionals, and took his first Canadian Bouldering Nationals title this year. He is also a talented and accomplished outdoor climber who has ticked Lake Louise’s The Path 5.14a and Driven 5.14a at Horne Lake. His list of boulder problems includes several V11s.
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Briggs, 25, is a comp specialist who can be counted on to be a regular podium threat at Tour de Bloc locals and regionals. In the eastern events of the TdB, she won the season opening Joe Rockhead’s local last fall, as well as the local at her home gym, Coyote Rock Gym in Ottawa. She took second at the Tour de Bloc Eastern Regionals at True North Climbing Gym in March, enroute to taking her first National title at Rock Jungle Fitness in Edmonton. Briggs’ consistently excellent results throughout the year, shows an athlete maturing and hitting her stride.