Tuesday, 25 August 2009

European Youth Series - Edinburgh

EICA: Ratho are all set to hold a round of the International Federation of Sport Climbing - 2009 European Youth Series. Because we are the host nation, our national team are allowed to enter 6 competitors in the each of the 6 age categories. The age categories are as follows; Youth B (year of birth - 1994 & 1995) Youth A (year of birth - 1992 & 1993) Junior (year of birth - 1990 & 1991).
Scottish youth climbing is currently stronger than it has ever been and because of this there will be 12 young Scottish climbers involved in the BMC British Junior Climbing Team at this event.

Two young local climbers in particular have performed exceptionally well at this level over the last few years. Nat Berry (current Senior British Lead Climbing Champion) achieved a 1st place finish in an EYS round in 2007 and also achieved an overall 3rd place finish in that years series. She is in great form at present and will be one to watch out for. Jonathan Stocking (current Junior British Lead Climbing Champion) managed to achieve 3rd place finishes in EYS legs and in the overall series in 2008 (not bad when you consider that he has climbers of the caliber of Adam Ondra in his age category!. He is currently in great shape to build on these results this year.

EICA: Ratho would like to wish the following climbers, along with all the other British Team members, the best of luck in the competition.

Scottish Climbers competing in the Edinburgh - EYS;

Jessica McCaskey
Ellen Macaskill
Nat Berry
Jaime Davidson
Robbie Phillips
Robert MacKenzie
Jonathan Stocking
Ross Kirkland
Paul Williamson
Jonathan Field
Alisdair Johnstone
Steven Addison

If you would like to offer these extremely talented climbers your support over the weekend please come along, with your Scotland flags and cheer them on to glory.

EICA: Ratho would like to thank DBM: Photo for the Image.

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