Santa Cruz resident Sebastian Villanueva, 16, and Watsonville resident Natalia Grossman, 11, won their respective divisions of USA Climbing‘s American Bouldering Series Local 14 event at Pacific Edge Climbing Gym on Oct. 13.
Villanueva, who is on the Pacific Edge team coached by Bill Tang, had a score of 26,965 points to take the male junior division by a margin of just five points. Andy Lamb, 18, of Lexington, Mass., placed second for Team Waimea, and Aaron Splady, 17, of Berkeley placed third with 16,995 points for Zero Gravity.
Grossman, who also competes with Zero Gravity and is coached by Scot Jenerik, won the female youth-C division with 18,070 points. Saratoga’s Niamh Moore [Planet Granite] was second with 15,775 points and Portola Valley’s Kathryn Garcia [Planet Granite] was third with 15,280 points.
Results included in this report are from the USA Climbing website.