In July of 2016 at the US Youth National Sport Climbing Championships, I was honored to be the recipient of The North Face Young Gun award. This award is presented by USA Climbing and is given annually to two up and coming youth climbers that exemplify the values of the climbing community and represent the very best of the sport. It recognizes their outstanding climbing achievements, their commitment to the sport, their exemplary sportsmanlike conduct, their leadership, and their community service. The other 2016 recipient at the 2016 Youth Bouldering Nationals last Feb was Nathaniel Coleman, a world class bouldering athlete. My friends in the video below are also on the 2016 “Rookie Team” – one person was nominated from each division in the country.
I am so honored and proud to receive this award. My sincere gratitude to everyone who has been part of my climbing community and who has supported me in this this journey.