I just got back from setting ABS youth nationals and finishing up my level 4 internship with USAC. I had a fantastic time and heard from many people that the crew we had was the best crew at any comp they have had… I think it had a ton to do with USAC holding and running a mighty fine event in the spring..
I also learned a few things about setting…
1. Kids are way stronger than you think they are..
2. Parents are crazy.. I thought lacrosse parents took the cake but climbing is no different. Unfortunately it made me really question if I wanted to do another youth event in the future.
3.When setting at nationals tweaking between categories sounds like a fine idea until you realize your ladder requires a spotter to protect the kids around you from falling on it.
4. Going into the comp I wish I would have known the size of the categories better.
5. I tried to set the triple jump…. It kind worked…
6. Local comps are a piece of cake……
7. A volunteer judge should not be the judge.
8. Scoring boulders is harder than setting them.
9. I almost did a v11 in a day and could not do multiple youth D problems at the comp….
I have more pics I will drop in but I thought it would be nice to refresh this page. Tomorrow I head out to set the CCS in San Diego.. but before I do that I am going to Vegas with Ian for the weekend…. We are going to try this….
WET DREAMS!!!!!!!! SO SYKED!
I am still wrecked from the comp but my syke is high..
When will the AM melt out?????? I am going to go up and shovel soon…