Bearcat Eliott Hu ’25 Reaches World Climbing Championships!

Last week, from May 3-5, Bearcat Eliott Hu ’25 represented Team USA at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup in Salt Lake City. Participating in the Men's RP2 category, Eliott showcased exceptional skill and determination among a global assembly of competitors. This prestigious event, held at the Momentum Millcreek gym, marked the first of three Paraclimbing World Cups set for this year. Eliott's achievement in qualifying and competing against top international climbers is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the sport. His 11th place finish in a fiercely contested field reflects not only personal triumph but also brings honor to our school community.

The IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup attracted 129 athletes from 20 different countries, each battling through rigorous qualifications to reach the finals. The competition was intense, with climbers facing two challenging routes and only one attempt per route, making every move critical. Spain's Ivan Munoz Escolar emerged victorious in Eliott's category, showcasing the high level of competition. These athletes, overcoming various physical and visual impairments, demonstrated remarkable technique, power, and endurance, highlighting the event as a significant international gathering since last year's World Championships in Bern. We congratulate Eliott for his outstanding performance and look forward to his future successes.



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