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John Burgman
I report on competition climbing, usually for Climbing magazine and Climbing Business Journal.
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Bouldering TV Feb 9
Bend Boulder Bash - 2019
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UIAA Feb 8
A reminder of the UIAA YouTube and Facebook livestreaming times from Champagny-en-Vanoise.
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Dr Rebecca Williams Feb 6
Replying to @John_Burgman
That’s a good one, we can never turn off our feelings, it’s more important to accept them and work with them.
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John Burgman Feb 6
I'm not a sports psych, but I find it troubling when coaches tell kids/competitors not to be nervous in a comp. First, that's impossible. Secondly, competing should induce some nervousness...it's a high-stress situation! The trick is teaching competitors to work with those nerves
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John Burgman Feb 4
This weekend's Bouldering Nationals was a fast-paced, thrilling ride...heavy on spectacular dynos and numerous tops from the competitors. Here's my recap for
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Louder Than Eleven Feb 4
// Sean Bailey flashed his way through the Finals Open Nationals to beat out Nathaniel Coleman by one attempt! The top 4 men topped all 4 boulders, what a show! // All photos by Director
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Meagan Martin Feb 3
We snuck onto the podium for our annual post open bouldering nationals photo ☺️! It was quite a weekend in Oregon, so much action and so many amazing moments. I’m so thankful…
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John Burgman Feb 2
A fascinating statistic would be: What is the fastest send of a boulder in competition history?
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USA Climbing Feb 2
Bouldering Finals are fully underway! Who will be crowned champion? Watch Live:
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John Burgman Feb 2
That's a wrap for the semi-finals. Standings (in order) for the women are: Shiraishi, Buhrfeind, Johnson, Hayes, Kopf, Raboutou. For the men: Ruana, Coleman, Galla, Barks, Hong, Bailey. Finals start tonight!
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John Burgman Feb 2
breaks the beta on the final boulder, bypasses the 10-zone and snags the 15-zone with just two fingers. No top, but great effort and a good cap to a stellar round (3 total tops).
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John Burgman Feb 2
Phenomenal semi-final round for . Three tops and made it to the 10-zone on the slabby final boulder. She has been a mainstay on the comp scene for years. It's great to see her still crushing.
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John Burgman Feb 2
tops the third women's boulder by wedging a hip securely between the big volumes and reaching up to match at the 25-zone. Smart climbing. She becomes the first person to send that boulder.
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John Burgman Feb 2
It seems like the separation in the field is pretty good right now. All of these first few boulders are toppable but certainly not gimmes. Good setting.
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John Burgman Feb 2
Anthony Lesik tops the first men's boulder, and Emily Herdic tops the first women's boulder to kick off the round! Interesting that the men's boulder has no 5-zone hold. The lowest point value for that boulder is the 10-zone.
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John Burgman Feb 2
Semi-Finals of the Bouldering Open Nationals are about to get underway. Let's do this! Tweet me your questions and predictions. Who will advance? What do the setters have in store?
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John Burgman Feb 1
Shiraishi finishes the round having topped all five boulders, several of which were flashes. She jumps to the top of the scores. That run through the round will fuel speculation that this could be her year to win the big one.
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John Burgman Feb 1
The current standings are extremely close: Margo Hayes in first place with 114.8 points, but right behind her...Claire Buhrfeind (114.7), Natalia Grossman (114.5), Alex Puccio (114.4), and Brooke Raboutou (114.2).
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John Burgman Feb 1
Somewhat surprising that Puccio couldn't negotiate past the 15 zone on boulder #5. Still, she makes a strong statement with her overall performance in the round. Will this be the year for title number 12 for her?
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John Burgman Feb 1
Replying to @John_Burgman
Correction: It seems that there is some tape on the ring finger of her right hand. Nonetheless, she is having a stellar round, trying to be the first competitor to top all five boulders. Her fingers seem to be in good shape.
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