Top competitive climbers in North America visited Bend, Oregon to showcase their talent at the Bend Summer Comp, June 24 – 25. This was the first annual event, produced by and benefitting our local non-profit, Bend Endurance Academy and was part of the Subaru of Bend Outside Games. The number one goal was to raise the bar for grass roots competitions and on all accounts delivered with a well organized event, spectacular venue at Goodlife Brewing, capacity crowd, local business contributions raising one of the country’s top prize packages, community built competition wall and welcoming national route setters to create the field for the next generation of athletes.
Taking wins in this year’s comp are 2016 Canadian National Champion, Alannah Yip and 2015 US National Champion, Nathaniel Coleman.
Next year already proves to be in an upward swing with new sponsors checking in and the planning stages will hit beginning of the New Year.