Last weekend, July 21/22 2018, the European Youth Cup Boulder competition was held in the Walltopia Climbing Center in Sofia, Bulgary. WCC climbers and members of the national Youth Team Paul Brand (male B) and Tiba Vroom (juniors) traveled to Bulgary with the Dutch National Team. In Pauls category there were 43 competitors. With his solid 6 tops and 8 zones Paul qualified for the finals. In the finals he ended 5th. In the European ranking overall Paul is now listed 5th of Europe! Tiba had 23 competitors in the female juniors group. She climbed strongly and topped 5 times and reached 9 zones. Doing so, she was best of the dutch women, leaving Ysa Rakestraw with 4 tops 8 zones and Julia Meijer with 3 tops and 9 zones behind her. With her 13th position however she just failed to qualify for the finals. Tiba ranks 12th in the overall IFSC EYC ranking.
Both Brand and Vroom will climb in the European Championships of this year on August 31-Sept 2 in Bruxelles. Tiba will also be climbing in the World Cup in Muenchen on August 17-18. We’ll be looking forward to these event!s Good luck to the both of you!
pictures by Yanne Golev