For the first time since my kids started competing in rock climbing 8 years ago, both of them earned an invitation to compete in the final round of the national championship. Hosted this year in Sunnyvale, California, the kids have spent the better part of the year training for this weekend. Self denial, climbing on a broken toe, pushing past the fear – these kids have earned their place at the table among some of the best in the nation. Both placed 7th in their categories, earning a comfortable position for tomorrow’s events.
Team Mojo, their climbing team coached by Lance Hadfield at Stone Age Climbing Gym, took several kids to the national competition – more, I believe, than any other team in the country and certainly more from one team than any other in the region.
Way to go, Rachel and Jonathon. I am so very proud of both of you!