USA Climbing, the United States National Governing Body for the sport of Competition Climbing, announced yesterday that it has awarded the 2019 USA Climbing: Sport & Speed Youth National Championships to Reach Climbing & Fitness in Bridgeport. The Sport & Speed Youth National Championships will be held on July 11th to 14th of 2019. The event feature over 600 of the country’s best youth climbers and offers them the chance to compete for a spot on the U.S. Youth National Team, in their respective disciplines.
Reach Climbing | Fitness is currently under construction and expected to open in the winter of 2018. Once completed the gym will boast over 23,000 square feet of climbing terrain.
“I am so happy to be taking our biggest domestic climbing competition to Bridgeport and the greater climbing community that resides in the Philadelphia area” said USA Climbing CEO, Kynan Waggoner. “The facility that Mike and the team at Reach Climbing & Fitness are building will be one of the best facilities in the United States, and one of the few that can accommodate over 600 of the United States’ best youth competitors. Needless to say, we can’t wait for July 2019!”
“Reach Climbing and Fitness is a full service 23,000 square foot purpose-built gym in the suburbs of Philadelphia. We designed the facility from the ground up with the goal of hosting high level competition” said founder of Reach Climbing + Fitness, Mike Feinberg. “As an alumnus of this event I couldn’t be prouder to host USA Climbing and have the opportunity to bring such a meaningful competition to our region. We look forward to welcoming athletes, families, and coaches from around the country to the Philadelphia area.”