Collegiate National Championships Recap
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This past weekend, starting on April 26, was the 2019 Collegiate National Championships. Athletes from 94 colleges across the U.S. gathered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the final U.S. speed, lead and bouldering competition of the year. After over 80 local and regional events, collegiate athletes were ready for the crowning opportunity to declare their team number one.
Qualifiers took place on the 26 for all three disciplines. For bouldering, it was a modified repoint format, meaning that there were 12 boulders per gender and competitors had three hours to give each boulder a maximum of seven attempts. Each boulder was worth 25 points and athletes turned in their highest cumulative score. For lead, the competitors turned in the sum of their three highest scored routes. Speed climbing took place on the 10-meter IFSC route and athletes turned in their best time of two runs. The top twenty athletes from each discipline advanced.
The winners from each discipline can be found below. Complete results can be found on USAC.
Climbers shared their thoughts from the event on Instagram.