USA Climbing Announces Location for 2023 Youth National Championships

USA Climbing is thrilled to be teaming up with The Front climbing gyms to bring the Youth National Championships to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2023!

On July 9-16th, twenty-four national champions will be crowned as young athletes compete in bouldering, lead and speed over the course of the eight-day Youth National Championships. These events will give our community their first glimpse into some of the young stars who will one day vie to compete at the 2028 Olympic Games in LA.

“We at The Front are thrilled and honored to be hosting the 2023 USA Climbing Youth National Championships!” Said The Front’s Director of Routesetting, Eddie Morillas. “As a dedicated partner in the competition climbing community, we are proud to be able to showcase our state-of-the-art facilities and provide a top-notch experience for all of the young climbers who will be competing. We can’t wait to welcome all of the talented athletes and their families to our gyms, and we look forward to seeing them reach new heights and achieve their goals. This is a momentous occasion for us, and we are excited to share it with everyone involved.”

In addition to partnering with The Front climbing facilities, the boulder and lead finalists will also have the unique opportunity to climb on terrain housed at USA Climbing’s very own National Training Center in Downtown Salt Lake. While the bouldering terrain is a familiar fixture for this facility, this will be the first time climber’s have had the opportunity to climb on USA Climbing’s new lead wall since its initial debut at The World Games events in 2022.

Below you will find a tentative schedule for the 2023 Youth National Championship Events:
Sunday July 9th – Speed Qualification/Speed Semifinals
Monday July 10th – Lead/TR Qualification (FYC/MYC/FYB/MYB) / Speed Finals
Tuesday July 11th – Lead/TR Qualification (FYA/MYA/FJR/MJR)
Wednesday July 12th – Lead/TR Semis (FYC/MYC/FYB/MYB) / Lead/TR Finals (FYC/MYC/FYB/MYB)
Thursday July 13th – Lead/TR Semis (FYA/MYA/FJR/MJR) / Lead/TR Semis (FYA/MYA/FJR/MJR)
Friday July 14th – Boulder Qualification (YC/YB/YA)
Saturday July 15th – Boulder Qualification (JR) Semis (YC/YB/YA)
Sunday July 16th – Boulder Semis (JR) Finals (ALL)

More details regarding the event schedule, livestreams, and hotel block will be shared in the coming weeks.

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