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Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi Win USA Open Lead

The USA Open Lead Championships were this weekend and Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi finished on top of the Male and Female podiums. Margo Hayes is fresh off her impressive send of La Rambla 5.15a and finished in second. Full results including Speed here.

Shiraishi and Lightner have been two of America’s top climber for the past few years. Watch a short film about the two crushers below, and full Open Results and photos from this weekend’s championships.

Finals Results Female/Male
1. Ashima Shiraishi / Kai Lightner
2. Margo Hayes / Jesse Grupper
3. Brooke Raboutou / Drew Ruana
4. Kyra Condie / Noah Ridge
5. Michaela Kiersch / Shane Messer
6. Claire Buhrfeind / Bobby Taft-Pittman
7. Julia Talbot / Vasaya Vorontnikov
8. Melina Costanza / (7) Josh Levin
9. (8) Natalia Grossman / Austin Geiman
10. Meagan Martin / Solomon Barth
11. Juliet Hammer / Joey Catama