What a great showing for our Team Stone Summit climbers at the recent 2019 Open Sport & Speed Nationals event in Alexandria, Virginia this weekend.

They announced the Olympic Team groups at the end of the event; Team Member Zach Galla is officially beginning training for the 2020 Olympic Games with the crew of 4 women and 4 men. Congratulations, Zach!

Also a very big congratulations to two of our younger climbers -- SPEED Gold Medalist, EMMA HUNT and SPORT Silver Medalist, ZANDER WALLER for their podium finishes at this event.

ALL of our climbers did a spectacular job at the event -- here is the report from Coach Olexiy:

This is very unexpected!

Our team went to 2019 Sport&Speed Open Nationals with only one thing to get experience and to explore the field of high-level competition. (Well, maybe I was the only one who was thinking this way.)

It turned out that our teammates did an amazing job both Friday AND on Saturday.

Congratulations to Emma Hunt with 1st place in Speed and Zander Waller with 2nd place in Sport!

Congratulations to everyone who worked hard this weekend - I am very proud of all of you:


  • Womens:

    • Emma 1

    • Amanda W 7

    • Amanda B 8

  • Mens:

    • Josh 5

    • Luke 6

    • Zach 10

    • Ethan G 16

    • Charlie 18

    • Thomas 19

    • Zander 27


  • Mens:

    • Zander 1

    • Luke 9

    • Zach 13

    • Thomas 39

    • Josh 40

    • Ethan H 61

    • Charlie 73

    • Ethan G 75

  • Womens:

    • Amanda B 27

    • Emma 29

    • Amanda W 59

With over 92 Male competitors for Sport, 75 Female competitors for Sport, 61 Males competitors for Speed and 50 Female competitors for Speed, our team had a collectively amazing showing this year. Congratulations to ALL of you! Thank you for your great efforts in all!