Home > Competition

Kai Lightner is World Champion

The Youth World Championships are taking place in Noumea, New Caledonia between Sept. 19 and Sept. 23. American Kai Lightner won for the Youth Male B climbers making him the world champion for his age group.

Lightner is one of North America’s strongest climbers and is quickly becoming an international hit. Check out his resume of competition and outdoor highlights.

The competition in New Caledonia has drawn some of the strongest youth climbers from around the world.

For full results from the Youth World Championships, see here.

For the full schedule of the Youth World Championships, see here.

Rank NAME Nation StartNr Result previous heat
1 LIGHTNER Kai USA 42 Top 5
2 RUANA Rudolph USA 44 45+ 2
3 LEE Minyoung KOR 36 44+ 3
4 NARASAKI Meichi JPN 53 44 1
5 POSCH Mathias AUT 33 43+ 4
6 DUVAL Arsène FRA 65 43 6
7 TAJIMA Mizuki JPN 41 42+ 7
8 LINACISORO MOLINA Mikel Asier ESP 50 39+ 8