Me and my team road up to charlotte as a group. We were on our way to regionals. We got there a day before we had to compete so we could rest and get in a good dinner. We were all nervous because if we didn’t make the top 10 in our age group out of maybe 35 people then we were done we wouldn’t be aloud to compete in divisionals and go on to nationals.
We got to the gym at about 10:30 and we had to go through the back door to enter isolation because we are not supposed to see the problems until we have to climb it. I was in isolation for about an hour. The rest of my team had to be in longer because they competed after me. I ended up placing 10th place barely.
I was the only person in my age group on my team to place and make it to divisionals. My coach and my parents were very proud of me. This was my second year competing in the usa climbing series.
I had about one month until Divisionals and there was only me and two other people on my team that were going to Divisionals. I had a long time to train, the only problem was that I was injured. I had re injured my elbow from the previous year. So that had me worried about my up and coming competition.
Me and both of my parents had driven up to Georgia to compete. I was very nervous to be competing with the people who had made it to this competition. Our division is one of the hardest to compete in because most of the people in it have made it to Nationals before and are very experienced.
I had to go into isolation again. I was only in there for about 40 minutes I was one of the first people to climb. When my name was called out I had to go and sit in a chair next to a big tarp blocking our view to the climbs. I then got up and walked with my head down (so I couldn’t see the climbs). They sat me down by the first problem. I had to sith there for like 3 minutes and once I started climbing the problems I figured out these are going to be the hardest climbs I have ever tried. I had a bad climbing day, I didn’t complete any of them. I placed 17 out of 50.