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Drew Haigh: British Lead Competition Champion Video

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When Drew Haigh started climbing he had three main ambitions: to onsight 8a, to redpoint 8c and to become the British Lead Competition champion.

So far he's onsighted around 120 8a sport climbs, a few weeks ago he climbed a stout 8b+ and 8c looks on the cards quite soon, then last weekend at the BMC British Lead Climbing Championships held at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena near Ratho in Scotland, Drew Haigh became British Lead Competition champion.

A big congratulations to Drew and to Natalie Berry who won the woman's senior competition, Kitty Wallace who won the female juniors and Jonathan Stocking who won the male juniors; indeed to everyone who took part, helped organise and support the event. Full results below.

Drew Haigh of OCDclimbing.com in the BLCC finals 2009 from drew haigh on Vimeo.

RESULTS

"The weather outside may have been pouring down with rain but inside the climbing arena the sun was, metaphorically speaking, shining brightly and we were treated to stunning climbing displays.

For the first time ever there were more female than male competitors with 27 girls taking part......."
Full results and reports at BMC Competitions page

BMC British Lead Climbing Championships 2009


Female Senior
1. Natalie Berry
2. Michaela Tracy
3. Rebecca Hall


Male Senior
1. Drew Haigh
2. James Garden
3. Adrian Baxter


Female Juniors
1. Kitty Wallace
2. Shauna Coxsey
3. Suzie Zitter


Male Juniors
1. Jonathan Stocking
2. Alon Gurman
3. Luke Tilley


Male Veterans
1. Mike Smith
2. Eddie Cooper
3. Nick Colton

Edelrid Speed Climbing Competition Results


Female Juniors
1. Jaime Davison
2. Emily Winterhalder
3. Eleanor Hopkins


Male Juniors
1. Jonathan Stocking
2. Jonathan Field
3. Robert Stuart Patterson

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BMC Junior Climbing Team
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Junior Male Winners: 1. Jonathan Stocking 2. Alon Gurman 3. Luke Tilley
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22 Jul, 2009
Absolutely awesome display of climbing at the top level. I hate how he makes it look so easy..... Well done Drew.
22 Jul, 2009
I miss the girly screams he did on 'Cry Freedom' Did you edit them out Drew? Well done!
23 Jul, 2009
Would've been interesting to see how Gaz would've performed if he had focused only on the lead comp and not bothered with the bouldering comp. 6th place seems a bit unusual for the defending champ given his recent tick list, like true north. But super gratz drew!! love ocdbags!!
25 Jul, 2009
Well done Mr Haigh. Fine display. I do wish you'd do some Sharma screams though.
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