Noguchi, Sharafutdinov Win 2014 Bouldering World Cup In Vail

The 6th stop on the 2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup circuit took place this past weekend in Vail at the 2014 GoPro Mountain Games, and it was Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi winning gold for the women while Russia’s Dmitrii Sharafutdinov took home gold for the men.

For the women, Akiyo Noguchi put on a superior performance all weekend completing each problem in each round including finals where the nearest competitor, France’s Fanny Gibert, only completed two boulders.  Noguchi climbed with intensity and purpose throughout the finals, pounding the wall as she matched the finish hold of each problem.  16-year-old American Meagan Mascarenas acquitted herself nicely in her first World  Cup final with a solid round that included the first top of the final problem[1.  Other than Noguchi, who would come out and flash the problem], enough to land her in 4th position.  Current overall World Cup leader Shauna Coxsey was not in top form the entire weekend, but that did not stop her from still making finals and placing 5th to maintain her place at the top of the overall standings.

For the men, Russia’s Dmitrii Sharafutdinov returned to the circuit a week after not being able to compete in the Toronto event due to Visa issues.  During a very tightly packed semi-final round Sharafutdinov was in danger of not even making the final until he was one of only two men to complete the tricky slab that was Men’s #4[2.  The other being Jeremy Bonder who go on to finish 4th].  Once in the final though he did not look back as he topped all four finals problems to best France’s Guillaume Glairon Mondet and Sean McColl who both sent three of the finals problems.

The World Cup circuit continues in just under two weeks with a stop in Haiyang, China.

2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup – Vail, CO, USA
Men’s Final Results Women’s Final Results
  1. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov RUS 4t8 4b5
  2. Guillaume Glairon Mondet FRA 3t6 4b6
  3. Sean McColl CAN 3t12 4b10
  4. Jeremy Bonder FRA 3t14 4b16
  5. Kilian Fischhuber AUT 2t4 4b10
  6. Kokoro Fuji JPN 1t5 2b6

USA finishes

  • 10.  Carlo Traversi
  • 11.  Vasya Vorotnikov
  • 12.  Josh Larson
  • 18.  Rob D’Anastasio
  • 19.  Michael O’Rourke
  • 21.  Andy Lamb
  • 22.  Nathaniel Coleman
  • 27.  Daniel Woods
  • 33.  Brendan Mitchell
  • 38.  Austin Geiman
  • 39.  Brian Antheunisse
  • 42.  Joel Zerr
  • 44.  Ben Hoberg
  1. Akiyo Noguchi JPN 4t5 4b5
  2. Fanny Gibert FRA 2t3 4b8
  3. Anna Stöhr AUT 2t5 4b6
  4. Megan Mascarenas USA 2t8 3b9
  5. Shauna Coxsey GBR 1t1 2b4
  6. Marine Thevenet FRA 1t4 4b14

USA finishes

  • 8.  Angie Payne
  • 10.  Alex Puccio
  • 16.  Meagan Martin
  • 18.  Margo Hayes
  • 19.  Delaney Miller
  • 20.  Lizzy Asher
  • 22.  Kyra Condie
  • 25.  Claire Bresnan
  • 26.  Alex Johnson
  • 27.  Grace McKeehan
  • 28.  Sierra Bair-Coyle
  • 31. Francesca Metcalf
  • 32.  Lisa Chulich
  • 35.  Claire Buhrfeind
2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup – Rankings as of 6/6/2014
Men’s Rankings Women’s Rankings
  1. Jan Hojer GER 437
  2. Dmitrii Sharafutdinov RUS 415
  3. Guillaume Glairon Mondet FRA 338
  4. Kilian Fischhuber AUT 325
  5. Rustam Gelmanov RUS 237
  6. Jeremy Bonder FRA 207
  1. Shauna Coxsey GBR 476
  2. Akiyo Noguchi JN 465
  3. Anna Stöhr AUT 416
  4. Juliane Wurm GER 354
  5. Alex Puccio USA 289
  6. Marine Thevenet FRA 240

Here are a couple of other highlights from the finals broadcast:

Megan Mascarenas climbing Women’s #1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=2921&w=600]

Shauna Coxsey flashing Women’s #2

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=3300&w=600]

Anna Stöhr climbing Women’s #2

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=6068&w=600]

Megan Mascarenas climbing Women’s #4

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=7961&w=600]

Akiyo Noguchi flashing Women’s #4

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=8145&w=600]

Guillaume Glairon Mondet flashing Men’s #1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=2283&w=600]

Dmitrii Sharafutdinov flashing Men’s #2

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=4029&w=600]

Sean McColl climbing Men’s #3

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=6540&w=600]

Kilian Fischhuber flashing Men’s #4

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=6930&w=600]

Dmitrii Sharafutdinov sending Men’s #4

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEUr6FO9R-o&start=7651&w=600]

And here’s a gallery of images from the event:

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