Team Newsletter | Jan 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope everyone had a great holiday break and are ready to start training for the upcoming Regional Championships!

Team Edgeworks had a fantastic qualifying season, with 80% of our athletes who competed qualifying for the Regional Championships. We are incredibly proud of our competitors for working hard and continuously improving this season.

To help us prepare for the Regional Championships, we will be holding some special practices. Please be sure to scroll down below for more information.

Items in this newsletter:

  • Regionals Championship Information
  • Seattle Bouldering Project Climb Day
  • Region 11 2022 Competition Schedule

USAC Regional Championships

For those who qualified, Regionals will be held on the weekend of January 22 and 23 at Seattle Bouldering Project – Poplar (900 Poplar Pl S, Seattle, WA 98144). Please refer to the link in your email to see the final regional rankings.

Deadline to register: Wednesday, January 12 at 10:59PST.
Entry fees will increase after Friday, January 7 at 10:59 PST,

We will discuss the technical briefing in practice, but it would be highly beneficial to review it beforehand!

Fun Day (Regional Prep) SBP!

Team Edgeworks will be climbing at Seattle Bouldering Project – Poplar (900 Poplar Pl S, Seattle, WA 98144) on Saturday, January 15.

This will be a fun regional prep day for our team to get acclimated to the gym and hang out together. Coaches will be present between 10 am – 2 pm. Please feel free to drop off your climber anytime during those hours. We look forward to seeing everyone there and having a fantastic day of climbing!

IMPORTANT!

  • Be sure to fill out the facility waiver before arriving.
  • All climbers 12 and over will need to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Seattle Bouldering Project will allow Team members to climb free of charge for the day.
  • Please bring any food/water/equipment for the day.

R11 USA Climbing Competition Schedule

Registration is now open for our first rope Qualifying Event at Summit Everett. Please register as soon as possible. This helps the host facility to plan for the correct number of climbers and helps us staff coaches appropriately, thanks!

In order to qualify for Regionals, each competitor will need to compete in at least two qualifying events. Your best results from two events will be used determine your Ranking Points. I strongly recommend attending as many competitions as possible to have the best chance at qualifying.

Feb 12/13: Vertical World North (Divisional Championships)
Jan 29: Riverstone Climbing, Burlington (Fun Comp)*
Feb 19: Summit Everett
Mar 12: Insight – Bainbridge
Mar 26: Vertical World Redmond

*This is a fun competition, not associated with USA Climbing. More information is available in the email version of this newsletter.

Team Edgeworks COVID Policy

With the latest wave of COVID cases across our Region, I wanted to remind everyone of our return to practice policy after exposure or a positive test.

We are currently following the same guidelines as our local school districts. Please reference the link your email for a flowchart created by Pierce County School District that outlines the same policy we ask all athletes to follow.

´╗┐As always, stay safe and feel free to reach out to your coaches if you have any questions.