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!
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.
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
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.
Boulder (B) National Team – Men
Boulder (B) National Team – Women
Lead (L) National Team – Men
Lead (L) National Team – Women
Adriene Akiko Clark