• Meet the Athletes of Team USA

USA Climber Colin Duffy on climbing wall
  • Name: Colin Duffy
  • DOB: 12/10/2003
  • Hometown: Broomfield, CO

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at age 5
  • Was the youngest member of the USA Climbing team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Has aspirations of going into Engineering in college
  • Passionate about rescuing animals and has rescued both a dog, Lucky, and a cat, Sparky
  • Hobbies include solving puzzles and Rubik’s cubes

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: 7th (Men’s Combined)
  • IFSC World Championships Bern 2023: 2nd (Men’s Boulder & Lead)
  • IFSC World Cup Chamonix 2023: 6th (Men’s Lead)
  • IFSC World Cup Villars 2023: 5th (Men’s Lead)
  • IFSC World Cup Innsbruck 2023: 9th (Men’s Boulder)
  • IFSC World Cup Brixen 2023: 7th (Men’s Boulder)
  • IFSC Wolrd Cup Prague 2023: 8th (Men’s Boulder)
  • Name: Natalia Grossman
  • DOB: 06/22/2001
  • Hometown: Boulder, CO

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of six
  • Started her climbing career in California before moving to Boulder, CO
  • Graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2022
  • Wants to be a therapist after finishing her climbing career
  • Qualified for Paris 2024 by winning gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Women’s Boulder & Lead)
  • Has 14 IFSC World Cup podium finishes, including seven golds (updated Nov. 2023)
  • Finished 2021 ranked No. 1 in the world in bouldering and No. 2 in lead
  • Name: Jesse Grupper
  • DOB: 01/06/1997
  • Hometown: Upper Montclair, NJ

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing at the age of six after his parents signed up his sister first
  • Began competing in climbing events at the age of nine
  • Graduated from Tufts University with a degree in mechanical engineering
  • Qualified for the Olympic Games 2024 by winning gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023 in boulder & lead
  • Hobbies include playing banjo and “collecting” outdoor climbing adventures from across the globe, including South Africa and France

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Men’s Boulder & Lead)
  • Has collected three medals (one silver, two golds) on the IFSC World Cup circuit as of Nov. 2023
  • Name: Emma Hunt
  • DOB: 04/01/2003
  • Hometown: Woodstock, GA

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of five
  • Majoring in Spanish, Modern Languages and looking into pursuing a degree in Healthcare Sciences at Kennesaw University

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Set the U.S. women’s speed record (6.67 seconds) at the 2023 IFSC World Championships
  • Finished 1st overall in IFSC World Cup rankings in 2021
  • Finished 2nd overall in IFSC World Cup rankings in 2022
  • Won gold in speed at the 2022 World Games
  • Name: Piper Kelly
  • DOB: 10/03/1999
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

PERSONAL

  • Born in Indianapolis, Piper Kelly is the first-ever women’s speed climbing champion
  • Secured her spot to Paris 2024 at the Pan American Games 2023
  • Graduated from Xavier University in 2023 with a degree in Exercise Science, and minor in Psychology and Spanish
  • Loves coaching and working with younger athletes and hopes to stay involved in athletics as a coach after she wraps up her competitive career

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Women’s Speed)
  • Pan American Games 2018, gold (Women’s Speed)
  • Pan American Youth Games 2017, (Women’s Speed)
  • Name: Sam Watson
  • DOB: 02/27/2006
  • Hometown: Southlake, TX

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of five
  • Qualified for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 by securing gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023
  • Personal best time in speed climbing is 5.02 seconds
  • Hobbies include playing chess and playing Mario Kart
  • Favorite athlete is Manu Ginobili

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold medal (Men’s Speed)
  • 2022 IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup in Edinburgh, gold medal
  • Name: Sophia Curcio
  • DOB: 02/15/2006
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Sophia Curcio is a 17 year old professional speed climber from Charlotte, North Carolina. Curcio started climbing when I was 10 years old and won her first Youth National Championship for speed climbing in 2021. That win kick started her career. In 2022, she made the elite National Development Team for the United States and competed at 6 World Cups, gaining lots of valuable competition experience in the process. In 2023, Curcio made the US National Team and moved to USA Climbing’s home base of Salt Lake City, Utah, to train for the World Cups and the Olympic Qualifying World Championship in Bern. With 11 World Cups, 3 Youth World Championships, and 1 World Championship under her belt, Curcio says that she is excited to be representing the United States at the Pan-American Games as an Olympic hopeful!

  • Name: Natalia Grossman
  • DOB: 06/22/2001
  • Hometown: Boulder, CO

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of six
  • Started her climbing career in California before moving to Boulder, CO
  • Graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2022
  • Wants to be a therapist after finishing her climbing career
  • Qualified for Paris 2024 by winning gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Women’s Boulder & Lead)
  • Has 14 IFSC World Cup podium finishes, including seven golds (updated Nov. 2023)
  • Finished 2021 ranked No. 1 in the world in bouldering and No. 2 in lead
  • Name: Emma Hunt
  • DOB: 04/01/2003
  • Hometown: Woodstock, GA

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of five
  • Majoring in Spanish, Modern Languages and looking into pursuing a degree in Healthcare Sciences at Kennesaw University

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Set the U.S. women’s speed record (6.67 seconds) at the 2023 IFSC World Championships
  • Finished 1st overall in IFSC World Cup rankings in 2021
  • Finished 2nd overall in IFSC World Cup rankings in 2022
  • Won gold in speed at the 2022 World Games
  • Name: Piper Kelly
  • DOB: 10/03/1999
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

PERSONAL

  • Born in Indianapolis, Piper Kelly is the first-ever women’s speed climbing champion
  • Secured her spot to Paris 2024 at the Pan American Games 2023
  • Graduated from Xavier University in 2023 with a degree in Exercise Science, and minor in Psychology and Spanish
  • Loves coaching and working with younger athletes and hopes to stay involved in athletics as a coach after she wraps up her competitive career

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Women’s Speed)
  • Pan American Games 2018, gold (Women’s Speed)
  • Pan American Youth Games 2017, (Women’s Speed)
Female USA climber on wall
  • Name: Brooke Raboutou
  • DOB: 04/09/2001
  • Hometown: Boulder, CO

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of one
  • Daughter of former climbing world cup champions Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou
  • Older brother, Shawn, is also a successful competitive and outdoor climber

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • First U.S. climber ever to qualify for an Olympic Games
  • Competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: 5th place (combined)
  • Became the youngest person in the world to climb 5.14b, at age 11
  • Name: Annie Sanders
  • DOB: 07/22/2007
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing and competing at the age of seven
  • Currently the youngest member of the US National Team
  • Hobbies include swimming and mountain biking

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023 USA Climbing National Team Trials, gold medals (boulder, lead, and combined)
  • 2022 US National Championships, gold medals (boulder, lead)
  • 4 gold medals at Youth Worlds
  • Flashed Omaha Beach 5.14 at the New River Gorge
  • Name: Sean Bailey
  • DOB: 05/20/1996
  • Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Sean was born and raised in Seattle, WA. He was introduced to climbing by his dad on the granite walls of Index and was instantly hooked. During his teenage years he spent more time climbing than not. Getting outdoors on the weekends and training in the gym during the week became the routine. After spending his formative years cutting his teeth in the Cascades, he now splits time between World Cup Competitions and climbing around the world.

Sean climbs to push the limits of his mind and body. Whether it be a World Cup or a new project he is always looking to find the next level in his climbing progression. A true climber’s climber, Sean has a genuine appreciation for the experience of climbing and the community that exists within the sport.

Competition Highlights:
2021 SLC Bouldering World Cup Gold
2021 Villars Lead World Cup Gold
2021 Chamonix Lead World Cup Gold
2022 Chamonix Lead World Cup Silver
2022 Lead National Champion

  • Name: Zach Galla
  • DOB: 05/01/2000
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Originating from the Southeast, Zach Galla cut his teeth outside on sandstone test pieces and as a part of the internationally known Stone Summit climbing team based in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon entering the senior field of competition, Galla quickly gained experience on the IFSC World Cup circuit competing in 36 international events between 2019 and 2022.

In 2021 Galla moved from his Southeastern home to Salt Lake City, Utah, which allows him the ability to consistently train with the US National Team and work as a routesetter at a local Salt Lake climbing gym, The Front Climbing Club. This relocation also allowed Galla the time to work on and complete The Grand Illusion in nearby Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Grand Illusion carries the exceptionally rare boulder grade of V16 and is widely held as one of the most difficult climbs in the world.

  • Name: Noah Bratschi
  • DOB: 07/31/2000
  • Hometown: Potomac, MD

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing at the age of five and competing at the age of nine
  • Hobbies included playing videogames

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • Name: John Brosler
  • DOB: 03/19/1997
  • Hometown: Plano, TX

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing and competing at the age of 12
  • Hobbies include making/drinking good coffee, spending quality time with good friends, and riding motorcycles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023: 9th (Men’s Speed)
  • IFSC W0rld Cup Chamonix 2023: 5th (Men’s Speed)
  • IFSC World Cup Edinburgh (GBR) 2022: 7th (Men’s Speed)
  • World Games Birmingham 2022: 5th (Men’s Speed)
  • IFSC World Cup Villars 2022: 7th (Men’s Speed)
  • Name: Jesse Grupper
  • DOB: 01/06/1997
  • Hometown: Upper Montclair, NJ

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing at the age of six after his parents signed up his sister first
  • Began competing in climbing events at the age of nine
  • Graduated from Tufts University with a degree in mechanical engineering
  • Qualified for the Olympic Games 2024 by winning gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023 in boulder & lead
  • Hobbies include playing banjo and “collecting” outdoor climbing adventures from across the globe, including South Africa and France

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Men’s Boulder & Lead)
  • Has collected three medals (one silver, two golds) on the IFSC World Cup circuit as of Nov. 2023
  • Name: Sam Watson
  • DOB: 02/27/2006
  • Hometown: Southlake, TX

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of five
  • Qualified for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 by securing gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023
  • Personal best time in speed climbing is 5.02 seconds
  • Hobbies include playing chess and playing Mario Kart
  • Favorite athlete is Manu Ginobili

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold medal (Men’s Speed)
  • 2022 IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup in Edinburgh, gold medal
  • Name: Sean Bailey
  • DOB: 05/20/1996
  • Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Sean was born and raised in Seattle, WA. He was introduced to climbing by his dad on the granite walls of Index and was instantly hooked. During his teenage years he spent more time climbing than not. Getting outdoors on the weekends and training in the gym during the week became the routine. After spending his formative years cutting his teeth in the Cascades, he now splits time between World Cup Competitions and climbing around the world.

Sean climbs to push the limits of his mind and body. Whether it be a World Cup or a new project he is always looking to find the next level in his climbing progression. A true climber’s climber, Sean has a genuine appreciation for the experience of climbing and the community that exists within the sport.

Competition Highlights:
2021 SLC Bouldering World Cup Gold
2021 Villars Lead World Cup Gold
2021 Chamonix Lead World Cup Gold
2022 Chamonix Lead World Cup Silver
2022 Lead National Champion

USA Climber Coleman hanging on wall with one arm
  • Name: Nathaniel Coleman
  • DOB: 01/01/1997
  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of nine
  • Hobbies include kendama, volleyball, chess, and singing
  • Passionate about preserving our environment and strives to get more involved with environmental protection efforts through his platform as a professional climber

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: silver medal (combined)
  • Became the first person to complete The Grand Illusion (8C+/V16) in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Name: Dillon Countryman
  • DOB: 04/10/2006

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 3rd (Men’s Boulder)
  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 5th (Men’s Lead/TR)
USA Climber Colin Duffy on climbing wall
  • Name: Colin Duffy
  • DOB: 12/10/2003
  • Hometown: Broomfield, CO

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at age 5
  • Was the youngest member of the USA Climbing team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Has aspirations of going into Engineering in college
  • Passionate about rescuing animals and has rescued both a dog, Lucky, and a cat, Sparky
  • Hobbies include solving puzzles and Rubik’s cubes

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: 7th (Men’s Combined)
  • IFSC World Championships Bern 2023: 2nd (Men’s Boulder & Lead)
  • IFSC World Cup Chamonix 2023: 6th (Men’s Lead)
  • IFSC World Cup Villars 2023: 5th (Men’s Lead)
  • IFSC World Cup Innsbruck 2023: 9th (Men’s Boulder)
  • IFSC World Cup Brixen 2023: 7th (Men’s Boulder)
  • IFSC Wolrd Cup Prague 2023: 8th (Men’s Boulder)
  • Name: Zach Galla
  • DOB: 05/01/2000
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Originating from the Southeast, Zach Galla cut his teeth outside on sandstone test pieces and as a part of the internationally known Stone Summit climbing team based in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon entering the senior field of competition, Galla quickly gained experience on the IFSC World Cup circuit competing in 36 international events between 2019 and 2022.

In 2021 Galla moved from his Southeastern home to Salt Lake City, Utah, which allows him the ability to consistently train with the US National Team and work as a routesetter at a local Salt Lake climbing gym, The Front Climbing Club. This relocation also allowed Galla the time to work on and complete The Grand Illusion in nearby Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Grand Illusion carries the exceptionally rare boulder grade of V16 and is widely held as one of the most difficult climbs in the world.

  • Name: Jesse Grupper
  • DOB: 01/06/1997
  • Hometown: Upper Montclair, NJ

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing at the age of six after his parents signed up his sister first
  • Began competing in climbing events at the age of nine
  • Graduated from Tufts University with a degree in mechanical engineering
  • Qualified for the Olympic Games 2024 by winning gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023 in boulder & lead
  • Hobbies include playing banjo and “collecting” outdoor climbing adventures from across the globe, including South Africa and France

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Men’s Boulder & Lead)
  • Has collected three medals (one silver, two golds) on the IFSC World Cup circuit as of Nov. 2023
  • Name: Adriene Akiko Clark
  • DOB: 12/06/2004
  • Hometown: Denver, CO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 2nd (Women’s Lead/TR)
  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 6th (Women’s Boulder)
Female USA Climber #127 mid reach on climbing wall
  • Name: Kyra Condie
  • DOB: 06/05/1996
  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing when she was 11 years old at Vertical Endeavors in St. Paul, MN
  • Had a spinal fusion surgery to correct her 70-degree curvature
  • Speaks Spanish and wants to be a veterinarian when she’s finished competing
  • Hobbies include playing the flute and piccolo, singing, painting, doing jigsaw puzzles, embroidery and cooking

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • Competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: 11th place (combined)
  • Name: Cloe Coscoy
  • DOB: 11/18/2001
  • Hometown: El Cerrito, CA
  • Name: Kylie Cullen
  • DOB: 12/12/2004
  • Hometown: Colton, CA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 2nd (Women’s Boulder)
  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 2nd (Women’s Lead/TR)
  • Name: Natalia Grossman
  • DOB: 06/22/2001
  • Hometown: Boulder, CO

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of six
  • Started her climbing career in California before moving to Boulder, CO
  • Graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2022
  • Wants to be a therapist after finishing her climbing career
  • Qualified for Paris 2024 by winning gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Women’s Boulder & Lead)
  • Has 14 IFSC World Cup podium finishes, including seven golds (updated Nov. 2023)
  • Finished 2021 ranked No. 1 in the world in bouldering and No. 2 in lead
Female USA climber on wall
  • Name: Brooke Raboutou
  • DOB: 04/09/2001
  • Hometown: Boulder, CO

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of one
  • Daughter of former climbing world cup champions Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and Didier Raboutou
  • Older brother, Shawn, is also a successful competitive and outdoor climber

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • First U.S. climber ever to qualify for an Olympic Games
  • Competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: 5th place (combined)
  • Became the youngest person in the world to climb 5.14b, at age 11
  • Name: Annie Sanders
  • DOB: 07/22/2007
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing and competing at the age of seven
  • Currently the youngest member of the US National Team
  • Hobbies include swimming and mountain biking

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023 USA Climbing National Team Trials, gold medals (boulder, lead, and combined)
  • 2022 US National Championships, gold medals (boulder, lead)
  • 4 gold medals at Youth Worlds
  • Flashed Omaha Beach 5.14 at the New River Gorge
  • Name: Noah Bratschi
  • DOB: 07/31/2000
  • Hometown: Potomac, MD

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing at the age of five and competing at the age of nine
  • Hobbies included playing videogames

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • Name: John Brosler
  • DOB: 03/19/1997
  • Hometown: Plano, TX

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing and competing at the age of 12
  • Hobbies include making/drinking good coffee, spending quality time with good friends, and riding motorcycles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023: 9th (Men’s Speed)
  • IFSC W0rld Cup Chamonix 2023: 5th (Men’s Speed)
  • IFSC World Cup Edinburgh (GBR) 2022: 7th (Men’s Speed)
  • World Games Birmingham 2022: 5th (Men’s Speed)
  • IFSC World Cup Villars 2022: 7th (Men’s Speed)
  • Name: Merritt Ernsberger
  • DOB: 08/05/1999
  • Hometown: Plano, TX

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of 12
  • Hobbies include ping pong and reading
  • Favorite athlete is Aspar Jaelolo

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 4th (Men’s Speed)
  • IFSC World Cup Salt Lake City 2021: 5th (Men’s Speed)
  • Name: Zachary Hammer
  • DOB: 05/29/2006
  • Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

PERSONAL

  • Started climbing at the age of three
  • Hobbies include slacklining, kendama, and frisbee
  • Favorite athlete is Noah Lyles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series, for the chance to qualify for Paris 2024
  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 5th (Men’s Speed)
  • 2023 Youth National Championships: 3rd (Male Youth A, Speed)
  • Name: Quinn O’Francia
  • DOB: 12/17/2004
  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Name: Darren Skolnik
  • DOB: 12/27/2002
  • Hometown: Haworth, NJ

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • FISU University Championships Innsbruck 2022: 2nd (Men’s Speed)
  • Name: Sam Watson
  • DOB: 02/27/2006
  • Hometown: Southlake, TX

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of five
  • Qualified for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 by securing gold at the Pan American Games Santiago 2023
  • Personal best time in speed climbing is 5.02 seconds
  • Hobbies include playing chess and playing Mario Kart
  • Favorite athlete is Manu Ginobili

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold medal (Men’s Speed)
  • 2022 IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup in Edinburgh, gold medal
  • Name: Callie Close
  • DOB: 10/11/2004
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of five
  • Hobbies include playing piano, painting, cooking, and crocheting

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 8th (Women’s Speed)
  • IFSC Youth World Championships Seoul 2023: 3rd (Speed Juniors Female)
  • 2023 Youth National Championships: 2nd (Female Junior, Speed)
  • IFSC Youth World Championships Dallas 2022: 6th (Speed Juniors Female)
  • Name: Sophia Curcio
  • DOB: 02/15/2006
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Sophia Curcio is a 17 year old professional speed climber from Charlotte, North Carolina. Curcio started climbing when I was 10 years old and won her first Youth National Championship for speed climbing in 2021. That win kick started her career. In 2022, she made the elite National Development Team for the United States and competed at 6 World Cups, gaining lots of valuable competition experience in the process. In 2023, Curcio made the US National Team and moved to USA Climbing’s home base of Salt Lake City, Utah, to train for the World Cups and the Olympic Qualifying World Championship in Bern. With 11 World Cups, 3 Youth World Championships, and 1 World Championship under her belt, Curcio says that she is excited to be representing the United States at the Pan-American Games as an Olympic hopeful!

  • Name: Emma Hunt
  • DOB: 04/01/2003
  • Hometown: Woodstock, GA

PERSONAL

  • Began climbing at the age of five
  • Majoring in Spanish, Modern Languages and looking into pursuing a degree in Healthcare Sciences at Kennesaw University

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Set the U.S. women’s speed record (6.67 seconds) at the 2023 IFSC World Championships
  • Finished 1st overall in IFSC World Cup rankings in 2021
  • Finished 2nd overall in IFSC World Cup rankings in 2022
  • Won gold in speed at the 2022 World Games
  • Name: Piper Kelly
  • DOB: 10/03/1999
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

PERSONAL

  • Born in Indianapolis, Piper Kelly is the first-ever women’s speed climbing champion
  • Secured her spot to Paris 2024 at the Pan American Games 2023
  • Graduated from Xavier University in 2023 with a degree in Exercise Science, and minor in Psychology and Spanish
  • Loves coaching and working with younger athletes and hopes to stay involved in athletics as a coach after she wraps up her competitive career

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pan American Games Santiago 2023, gold (Women’s Speed)
  • Pan American Games 2018, gold (Women’s Speed)
  • Pan American Youth Games 2017, (Women’s Speed)
  • Name: Liberty Runnels
  • DOB: 03/18/2006
  • Hometown: Garland, TX

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023 YETI National Championships: 4th (Women’s Speed)
  • Name: Sydney Williams
  • DOB: 04/29/2006
  • Hometown: Brownsburg, IN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2023 Youth National Championships: 5th (Female Youth A, Speed)

2023 Elite National Teams

Boulder (B) National Team – Men

Sean Bailey
Dillon Countryman
Colin Duffy
Ross Fulkerson
Ben Hanna
Luke Muehring

Boulder (B) National Team – Women

Mira Capicchioni
Kyra Condie
Cloe Coscoy
Kylie Cullen
Natalia Grossman
Brooke Raboutou
Annie Sanders

Lead (L) National Team – Men

Sean Bailey
Colin Duffy
Ellis Ernsberger
Jesse Grupper
Hugo Hoyer
Luke Muehring
Derek New

Lead (L) National Team – Women

Adriene Akiko Clark
Kyra Condie
Natalia Grossman
Quinn Mason
Brooke Raboutou
Annie Sanders
Zoe Yi

  • See how they made the team - Men's Lead Finals

  • See how they made the team - Men's Boulder Finals

  • See how they made the team - Women's Lead Finals

  • See how they made the team - Women's Boulder Finals

  • See how they made the team - Men's and Women's Speed Finals