This past weekend I competed in one of my favorite competitions ever, the Vail World Cup! Vail was the first World Cup I competed at in 2010 when I was 16. I always love going back to Vail, it's a beautiful town, the dogs are so cute, and the competition is always exciting.
Vail easily had the hardest qualifier problems of the season. They were really hard and even reaching the bonus was a struggle. After not reaching bonus on the first 3 problems, I flashed the 4th problem, which put me in 14th place going into semi-finals. This was the first time I have made semi-finals in Vail since 2012, so I was very excited to be heading into the next round, especially on "home turf"!
Semi-finals were nearly as difficult as qualifiers, with few problems seeing sends. I ended the round with two bonuses, but I was very happy with my climbing. My final placement for the event was 16th in a strong field.
Watching finals was exciting as always. From the beginning it looked like a clear battle between Shauna Coxsey and Megan Mascarenas for the win. I was thrilled to see Megan win Vail again! She and all of the finalists climbed great!
Overall the weekend was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to having a nice break at home before the next World Cup in Munich in August. I will be training hard and enjoying the sun in the meantime!
On to the next adventure...