Two Canadian Speed Climbers named to the RBC Training Ground Top 30 “Future Olympians”

Jan 10, 2024

In 2023, Climbing Escalade Canada joined 11 other National Sport Organizations in participating in the RBC Training Ground Program. This program tests Canadian athletes aged 14-25 years old for speed, strength, power and endurance, in the hopes to find the next Olympic Champions.

This past year, the RBC Training Ground program tested 2,200 participants throughout Canada, and invited 100 participants to their National Finale in December, including 10 speed climbers. Of these 100 participants, 30 were then chosen as “Future Olumpians” and received funding from RBC to support their training.

Climbing Canada is proud to have two speed climbing join this list of 30 – Ethan Pitcher from BC, and Colby Sych from AB. Congratulations!

“The RBC Training Ground Program is a huge advantage for Canadian Speed Climbing. Not only do we see two athletes in the Top 30, we also saw a massive increase in popularity of speed climbing following the sport-specific assessments” says Christiane Marceau, Executive Director of Climbing Canada. “New participants were introduced to speed climbing, and have now chosen to focus their attention on this sport.”

Climbing Canada will join the RBC Training Ground Program again in 2024. Qualifying events are scheduled throughout Canada – join one near you!

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 CEC dispose de quelques BILLETS pour les séances d'escalade des Jeux Olympiques de Paris 2024. Si vous souhaitez acheter des billets, veuillez contacter info@climbingcanada.ca dès que possible - les premiers arrivés seront les premiers servis !

CEC has a few TICKETS available for the Climbing Sessions at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. If interested in purchasing tickets, please contact info@climbingcanada.ca asap - first come first serve!

CEC dispose de quelques BILLETS pour les séances d'escalade des Jeux Olympiques de Paris 2024. Si vous souhaitez acheter des billets, veuillez contacter info@climbingcanada.ca dès que possible - les premiers arrivés seront les premiers servis !
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The Briançon IFSC World Cup will take place from July 17th-19th. Speed is up first and will be followed by lead tomorrow! Go team! 🇨🇦

See the link in bio to follow results / Voir le lien en bio pour suivre les résultats

La coupe du monde IFSC de Briançon se déroulera du 17 au 19 juillet. La vitesse est à l'honneur et sera suivie par la difficulté demain! Allez l'équipe! 🇨🇦

Speed
@_et_han 

Lead
@oscarzzworld 
@becca_frangos 
@babette._.roy 

@arcteryx @ifsclimbing @panamsportclimbing

photo: Drapella Lena

The Briançon IFSC World Cup will take place from July 17th-19th. Speed is up first and will be followed by lead tomorrow! Go team! 🇨🇦

See the link in bio to follow results / Voir le lien en bio pour suivre les résultats

La coupe du monde IFSC de Briançon se déroulera du 17 au 19 juillet. La vitesse est à l'honneur et sera suivie par la difficulté demain! Allez l'équipe! 🇨🇦

Speed
@_et_han

Lead
@oscarzzworld
@becca_frangos
@babette._.roy

@arcteryx @ifsclimbing @panamsportclimbing

photo: Drapella Lena
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