Team EVO Portland Kids Crush at Regionals

Last Saturday EVO Rock + Fitness Concord held the 2016 Sport & Speed Youth Regionals Comp.  We asked routesetter Nick Foster (one of four setters for the event and head setter for Portland) about the stoke that surrounded the process, but first, here are the EVO Team qualifiers from Portland moving onto Youth Divisional Championships:

 

  • Liam Niles
  • Sam Preble
  • Max Polsky
  • Faith Arrison
  • Dena Arrison
  • Emily Cormier
  • Molly Frothingham
  • Annabelle Teng
  • Sidonia Summers

 

Emily Cormier of Team EVO Portland will be moving on to Divisionals

Emily Cormier of Team EVO Portland will be moving on to Divisionals

Here’s what Nick Foster had to say about setting:

“One of the best parts was getting to work and collaborate with the talented and accomplished setters that were on this year’s crew.”

 

Setters Sydney McNair and Kasia Jadwiga Pietras survey the scene

Sydney McNair and Kasia Jadwiga Pietras survey the scene

On challenges:

“It can be difficult to set for such a wide variety of talented kids; it’s a really unique and intricate field to set for.”

Setters Nick Foster and Kyle McCabe at EVO Concord

Setters Nick Foster (EVO Portland) and Kyle McCabe (EVO Concord) routesetting at EVO Concord for the Comp last Saturday

On watching kids crush:

“Watching the kids climb makes me shake my head competition after competition. It makes me wonder just how far the sport will be pushed with talent walking up our most difficult routes.”

Overall:

“Really excited.”

 

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