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Canadian Youth Advance to Semis and Finals at Worlds

Zach Richardson advanced to Semis in Male Youth A Boulder

The Youth World Championships are taking place in Moscow, Russia, and there are a number of Canadians who’ve advanced past Qualifications.

For a full list of Canadians taking place in the competition and to follow Canadian results as the week progresses visit here. And for a pre-comp breakdown see here.

Climber’s Rock in Ontario has a team of strong climbers competing and two of their athletes advanced to Semis.

Team Canada climber Bronwen Karnis advanced to Semis in Female Juniors Boulder and ended up in 20th. This is her final year competing as a youth.

Karnis had a strong season in Canada and placed second at the Youth Boulder Nationals in Quebec, won Tour de Bloc at Bloc Shop, won a National Series comp at Boulderz Etobicoke and won Bloc Buster at Climber’s Rock.

And fellow Climber’s Rock athlete Zach Richardson advanced in Male Youth A Boulder to Semis and now to Finals. He moved from 16th in Qualifications to third after Semis.

Richardson and Karnis took top spots at a National Series event at Boulderz this past winter.

Fun fact: James and Maria Richardson, Zach’s parents, opened Climber’s Rock in 2008, which was the start of Zach’s climbing career. His first competition was Tour de Bloc season six, held at Climber’s Rock in October of that year.

Also in Male Youth A Boulder, Guy McNamee from B.C. advanced to Semis and finished in a strong 18th place. McNamee won Youth B Boulder at the Montreal Pan-Am Youth Championships in 2017.

To watch the remaining rounds for Lead, Speed and Boulder visit here.