The IFSC bouldering World Cup circuit hits North America this weekend with a stop in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. As expected, there will be many familiar names on hand with more Americans and Canadians competing than usual.
Joining Alex Puccio and Alex Johnson for the American women will be Lizzy Asher, Courtney Sanders, Isabelle Faus, Francesca Metcalf and Angie Payne. The American men will be represented by Jon Cardwell, Ian Dory, Josh Larson, Ryan Olson, Greg Padovani and Dave Wetmore. Several well-known Canadians will be competing as well includnig Andre Di Felice and Sean McColl. Check out the full startlists here (women) and here (men).
As per usual these days you can watch the entire comp online at IFSC.tv. Apparently the start of today’s stream could be delayed due to internet connection problems in Canmore, but here’s the schedule (all times MDT)
Friday May 27
11:00 – Start of Qualification round Men
16:30 – Start of Qualification round Women
Saturday May 28
11:00 – Start of Semi-final round Men and Women
13:30 – End of Semi-final round Men and Women
16:30 – Presentation of finalists following by observation
17:00 – Start of Final round Men and Women
18:30 – End of Final round
18:45 – Award Ceremony
I’m predicting a top 10 finish for Yves Gravelle, by far the most powerful climber I’ve ever witnessed.
Here’s a sample of his rawness! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4flpvzzgzy0
Anyone else having absolutely no luck watching that event?
It was very flaky during the Men’s qualis
choppy as all hell. i don’t know why they don’t just set up one camera per problem and do a split screen view. i can’t count the number of times the camera moved away from someone about to send (or not?) a problem. incredibly annoying.
I’m know it’s hard to show 5 climbers at once, but yeah, cutting away mid-crux has really got to stop