So last weekend was absolutely epic. I competed at the Dominion Riverrock in Richmond, VA. It was my first time attending the competition and needless to say I was very impressed! The competition was very well run, the problems were wonderful, and the walls were INSANE.
The competition began on Friday night with Q1, a long, but fun problem. I fell a hold or two from the top, putting me in a solid place for that qualifier. Q2 took place on Saturday morning and Q1 and Q2 were multiplied together to form the results from qualifiers. Q2 went well as well and I was 4th going into the semi-final round.
Our semi-finals problem was a mainly pinchy problem with a dyno at the beginning. The dyno actually wasn't too hard...which is always a relief! From this problem I secured an 8th place spot in the final round.
The finals problem was tough, but I worked my way through a tricky bottom section and was able to secure a decent highpoint. As I watched the next 7 climbers, I was biting my nails to discover whether or not my highpoint would stick. Eventually my highpoint earned me a 3rd place finish, which I was so excited about!
The next day (Sunday) was filled with more climbing, but this time I was speed bouldering. Speed bouldering ran in two rounds, qualifiers and finals. The two problems for qualifiers were hard and long, while the final problem was a bit shorter and easier. I qualified in 4th place making finals for speed bouldering. During speed bouldering finals I advanced to 3rd place, which was incredibly exciting!
Dominion Riverrock was a very fun competition and I cannot wait to attend next year. I am very happy with how I climbed and extremely proud to have taken from two 3rd place finishes.
My next competition is the Toronto World Cup on May 31-June 1. I am looking forward to heading to Canada again and competing in my first World Cup of the year!
On to the next adventure...