Brevard College Climbing Looks to Build on Successful Fall at Tennessee Bouldering Authority

Brevard College Climbing Looks to Build on Successful Fall at Tennessee Bouldering Authority

BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College Tornados Climbing team returns to competition for the first time since early November this Saturday as the Tornados head to Chattanooga, Tenn. for a USA Climbing Appalachian Local Qualifier at the Tennessee Bouldering Authority. Action will be divided into two sessions, with the first competition taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second running from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Tornados come off of two successful fall events including the program's inaugural home fall competition held on October 27, 2018, at the Brevard Rock Gym. Madison Altman, a freshman student-athlete from Newnan, Ga. competing in her first-ever collegiate event, finished in second place out of 15 climbers in the Female Bouldering competition with a total of 21,700 points BC's home event.

Altman and the Tornados built on this successful season opener in their next event, the Wake Forest Collegiate Climbing Competition in Winston-Salem, N.C. on November 10, 2018. Altman claimed first place in the event, finishing with a top score of 12,800 points in the competition that featured 16 climbers, including many from Duke University and host Wake Forest. In the men's competition, Dawson Jacobs, a local freshman from nearby Pisgah Forest, N.C., highlighted the men's side by placing second with 19,000 points.

After this weekend's competition, Head Coach Travis Gray and the 2018-19 Tornados Climbing team will prepare for a busy February slate. BC heads to Western Carolina University on Saturday, February 16 before its second home event of the season on Saturday, February 23 at the Brevard Rock Gym.

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