Slick Text's Alivia Glotz makes a climb during Warren Youth Climbing League action on April 15, 2024. Photo submitted.

Slick Text, Kinzua Vet Clinic Pick Up Wins in Warren Youth Climbing League Action

April 18, 2024

WARREN, Pa. – Slick Text and Kinzua Vet Clinic came out on top as the Warren Youth Climbing League returned to action on Monday, April 15 at the Goat Fort.

Slick Text topped Whirley, 6,239-5,502, while Kinzua Vet Clinic defeated Bent Run, 5,812-5,552.

Slick Text came out strong and put up points fast. Lane Morrison and Alivia Glotz lead the way with 1,180 points each. Scarlett Wymer, Riley Littlefield, and Leonora Ignatius also scored well with 842, 820, and 715, respectively. Whirley fought back with some hard-earned tops. Connor Ash, Avery Woldt, Finley LaVigne, and Wesley Hornstrom earned over 500 points each. Plus, both Owen Ash and Nina Woldt topped their hardest boulders yet, each racking up 1,180 points.

“Climbing involves solving problems both mentally and physically, and these kids have been putting in the work in both facets to improve,” Slick Text coach Jake Prindle-Cassidy said. “I’m stoked to see them getting after it and having so much fun climbing together.”

Bent Run jumped out to an early lead. Lily White scored on the three hardest climbs and racked up 1,350 points. Teammates Gabriella Bango, Haidyn Simpson, Ruth Sienkiewicz, and Bella Smith also scored well with 830, 628, 623, and 621, respectively. Midway through the meet Kinzua Vet Clinic rallied with hard-earned tops. Chase Long and Cole Miller racked up 1,310 and 1,074 respectively. In addition, Marshall Harrington and Evan Wellner had personal bests, scoring 872 and 829, respectively. KVC eventually pulled ahead in the waning minutes for the win.

“These kids are having fun and working hard, each showing significant improvements every week,” Kinzua Vet Clinic coach Matt Moore said. “They all showed up on Monday excited and determined.”

So far this season, Allegheny Outfitters is in the lead, followed by Slick Text in 2nd position. Whirley is ranked 3rd. Bent Run and Kinzua Vet Clinic are in 4th and 5th, respectively. The next meet is Monday, April 22, at The Goat Fort and will feature Slick Text vs. Kinzua Vet Clinic, and Allegheny Outfitters vs. Whirley.

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