Phil de Montmollin: Sports Information Director
BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College Climbing team hosted its USA Climbing Fall Collegiate Competition on Saturday at the Brevard Rock Gym with 43 climbers competing on the collegiate level.
Madison Altman of Brevard College, competing in her first collegiate competition, finished in second place out of 15 climbers in the Female Bouldering competition with a total of 21,700 points. Altman completed two of her five difficult climbs in one attempt, while completing two other climbs in two attempts to secure the second-place finish.
Danielle Brown cruised through four of her five climbs in just one attempt to secure a ninth place result with 11,900 points.
On the men's side, Nathan Boepple was the top performing Tornado with a 12th place finish out of 28 climbers. Boepple totaled 15,600 points after completing each of his last two climbs in one attempt.
With a 14th place result, Phillip Angell was the next highest finishing Brevard College climber. After a challenging first two climbs initially, Angell completed each of his final three climbs in just one attempt.
Chadwick Young (18th place, 14,300 points) Everard Taylor (21st, 13,700 pts), and Sam Willis (23rd, 12,800 pts) also competed for Brevard in the men's event.
In addition to host Brevard College, other colleges represented at the Fall Collegiate Competition included Appalachian State University, Lees-McRae College, Middle Tennessee State University and Wake Forest University.
"It was very impressive to see all the schools that ventured to Brevard Rock Gym to participate in our home season opener," said Brevard College Head Climbing Coach Travis Gray. "The event was filled with tons of positive energy and support from the climbers, volunteers and spectators. This is always the most inspiring part of the climbing community, watching everyone come together to enjoy climbing, the one thing that brought us all together."
"Despite not having our full roster due to academic field trips, our climbers represented proudly and displayed themselves as great hosts," added Gray. "Congratulations to freshman team member, Madison Altman on her fantastic performance and earning a 2nd place finish at her first ever collegiate competition. We look forward to everyone making the pilgrimage back to Brevard Rock Gym when we host our next event in the spring.
For full results from the Brevard College Fall Collegiate Competition, go to http://www.usaclimbing.org/scoring-and-results/results.htm?CEID=128
Next up for the Brevard College Climbing team is a trip to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for an event hosted by Wake Forest University on Saturday, November 10. Brevard College will host its Spring Competition on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Brevard Rock Gym.
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