McColl and Puccio win the Bend Summer Competition

The Bend Summer Competition took place a week ago in the town of Bend, Oregon, as part of the Subaru Outside Games. Sean McColl and Alex Puccio won in a final full of stars like Tyler Landman, Kyra Condie, Michael O’Rourke or the Raboutou’s.

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The finalists

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Sean McColl and Alex Puccio, winners of the 2017 Bend Summer Comp

After the World Cup in Vail, the high-level comp bouldering didn’t stop in the US. The town of Bend hosted the second edition of the Bend Summer Competition, organized by the Bend Endurance Academy as part of the Subaru Outside Games (which is an event similar to the GoPro Mountain Games that includes climbing, water sports and biking events).

The comp started with an open qualifying round after which the top 5 men and women moved to a final round in which they faced 4 problems in a format very similar to that of IFSC bouldering events. The final included many big names from the US Climbing scene: Sean Bailey (fresh of his impressive 11th place in Vail), Brooke and Shawn Raboutou, Tyler Landman, Kyra Condie, Shannon Russel, Melina Costanza, Alex Puccio, Sean McColl (I know, not from the US!) and Michale O’Rourke.

Puccio and McColl won the final round, taking the title along with 2500$ and a brand new bike (not bad!).

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Sean McColl flahsing M4 and securing the title.

Alex Puccio climbing one of the qualifying problems

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Kyra Condie in finals

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A side view of McColl impressive swing on M4
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    1. steve says:

      No Ashima Shiraishi again? She missed Vail too plus all the World Cups. Is she injured?


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