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Vasya Vorotnikov, Claire Bresnan Claim Bouldering Titles at Riverrock

Vasya Vorotnikov takes men’s bouldering title for second consecutive year; Claire Bresnan claims women’s bouldering title

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Vasya Vorotnikov takes men’s bouldering title for second consecutive year; Claire Bresnan claims women’s bouldering title.

The futuristic “bouldering cages” of the Dominion Riverrock Boulder Bash. [Photo: Craig Scott/Sports Backers]Spectators and participants amassed in numbers near 100,000 in Richmond, Virginia this year for the seventh annual Dominion Riverrock Festival—the largest outdoor sports and music festival in the United States.

Over the three-day weekend, some of the country’s top boulders went head to head on the futuristic, overhanging “bouldering cages” in the Boulder Bash and Speed Bouldering competitions.

For the difficulty comp, Vasya Vorotnikov captured first place for the second straight year on the men’s side, while Claire Bresnan took the women’s title.

The Boulder Bash began with 18 men and 17 women competing on two routes in the Qualifying round on Friday evening. They had five minutes to climb each route with a five-minute resting period between. All 18 men and all 17 women advanced to the second Qualifying round on Saturday.

From there, the top 15 men and women moved on to Semifinals on Saturday. Afterwards, the top 10 men and eight women duked it out on a single boulder problem for Finals—see results below:

Boulder Bash Results (Top 5):

Male Female Prize
1. Vasya Vorotnikov 1. Claire Bresnan $1,500
2. Solomon Barth 2. Kyra Condie $1,200
3. Jeremy Martin 3. Claire Buhrfeind $900
4. Brendan Mitchell 4. Francesca Metcalf $600
5. Josh Larson 5. Meagan Martin $300

Following the Boulder Bash, the Speed Comp was held on Sunday, with qualifying rounds on Sunday afternoon and the intense finals on Sunday evening. Results:

Speed Comp Results (Top 3):

Male Female Prize
1. Vasya Vorotnikov 1. Kyra Condie $500
2. Michael O’Rourke 2. Meagan Martin $250
3. Josh Larson 3. Bimini Horstmann $100

Riverrock will return to Brown’s Island and Historic Tredegar next year on May 20-22.

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