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VIDEO: Vail World Cup - UK Team Report

Stew Watson competing in the Vail World Cup 2010, 203 kb
Stew Watson competing in the Vail World Cup 2010
© Heiko Wilhelm
Four members of the British Bouldering Team attended the third  round of the Bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado in the USA between the 4th and 5th June.   Stewart Watson continued his good run of form by qualifying for the semi-finals in 5th place and finished 10th overall. 

After three rounds of the World Cup Stew is now currently ranked 4th.  Dave Barrans also climbed exceptionally well and qualified for the semi- finals and finished in 15th place overall.  Dave is now currently ranked 14th. Other members of the Team that took part in the competition were Ned Feehally who finished 29th and Diane Merrick who finished 31st.

The men's event was won by Daniel Woods (USA) and Chloe Graftiaux (BEL) won the women's event.  For further details and a full set of results visit the IFSC website, http://www.ifsc-climbing.org 

The next World Cup that some members of the Team will be attending is in Eindhoven on the 25th and 26th of June.  The following weekend of the 3rd and 4th of July will be a be a great opportunity to support and see the British Team when World Cup comes to Cliffhanger in Millhouses Park, Sheffield.   Any support will be greatly appreciated.

Stew Watson commented on the competition on his blog:

"We flew out to Denver on Sunday after the competition in Vienna and made our way to Boulder in two massive jeeps. After a few days of relaxing in Boulder it was time to compete. I managed to qualify in 5th place on Friday and in the semi-final I climbed the first two blocs and had a few good goes at the 3rd leaving me in 10th.

I really enjoyed climbing in front of an American crowd, they really get behind the climbers and the energy is 'awesome'. The final was fantastic to watch with Daniel Woods pulling it out the bag to show an unbelievable amount of power."

VIDEOS: Finals Vail World Cup

PHOTOS: Finals Vail World Cup

Stew Watson competing in the Vail World Cup 2010, 186 kb
Stew Watson competing in the Vail World Cup 2010
© Dave Barrans Collection
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Stew Watson competing in the Vail World Cup 2010
© Heiko Wilhelm

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Dave Barrans (left) competing in the Vail World Cup 2010
© Dave Barrans Collection


The Team would like to thank their clothing sponsor Five Finger Thing and the BMC for all of their support. 



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