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Highlights from the 2016 Ice Climbing World Youth Championship

Over 60 ice climbers representing 12 countries competed in the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing Youth World Championship in Rabenstein, Italy, February 5 to 7.

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Over 60 ice climbers representing 12 countries competed in the 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championship in Rabenstein, Italy, February
5 to 7.

Russia dominated. Across three age groups, for men and women, and two events—lead and speed climbing—Russians claimed 29 out of 36 podium places.
In speed climbing, they landed every podium spot.

Justin Willis, from Bozeman, Montana, was the only climber from the United States who competed. He took third place in the U22 Men’s Lead competition.

Lead Climbing Results (Top 3)

U16 Men U16 Women

1. Ilia Kurochkin (RUS) 1. Iuliia Filateva (RUS)

2. Ivan Loshchenko (RUS) 2. Elizaveta Vorobeva (RUS)

3. Nikita Glazyrin (RUS) 3. Elizaveta Malygina (RUS)

U19 Men U19 Women

1. Lukas Goetz (SUI) 1. Valeriia Bogdan (RUS)

2. Vadim Malshchukov (RUS) 2. Sina Goetz (SUI)

3. Tristan Ladevant (FRA) 3. Emma Powell (GBR)

U22 Men U22 Women

1. Kevin Huser (SUI) 1. Alena Kochebaeva (RUS)

2. Alexander Werren (SUI) 2. Ekaterina Koshcheeva (RUS)

3. Justin Willis (USA) 3. Nadezhda Smirnova (RUS)

Click here for full LEAD results



Speed Climbing Results (Top 3)

U16 Men U16 Women

1. Nikita Glazyrin (RUS) 1. Elizaveta Malygina (RUS)

2. Ivan Loshchenko (RUS) 2. Iuliia Filateva (RUS)

3. Ilia Kurochkin (RUS) 3. Anastasiia Dementeva (RUS)

U19 Men U19 Women

1. Vadim Malshchukov (RUS) 1. Valeriia Bogdan (RUS)

2. Aleksei Tselitskii (RUS) 2. Diana Galimova (RUS)

3. Aleksandr Tuev (RUS) 3. Uliana Kaisina (RUS)

U22 Men U22 Women

1. Vladimir Kartashev (RUS) 1. Ekaterina Koshcheeva (RUS)

2. Vladislav Lurlov (RUS) 2. Nadezhda Smirnova (RUS)

3. Ivan Khlebnikov (RUS) 3. Alena Kochebaeva (RUS)



Click here for full SPEED results


Cover photo courtesy of the UIAA