Athletes battle it out in championship leg of sport-climbing competition


MELO Dumaug of R.O.X.; winners Rafael Diaz, Christoph Bastin, Rona Sergio, Karl Lacson, Antoinette Bersuela and Camille Maala; and Aldwin Ibanez of Boon Technical Clothing

Last December, the most skilled climbers gathered at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street to battle it out in the championship leg of the sport-climbing competition “Young, Wild and Free Series.”

Organized by nonstock, nonprofit organization SCAPI together with R.O.X., Black Diamond, 8a, Boon, Power-up and Sandugo, the competition saw top climbers compete in three junior categories per age group and a novice category.

Aside from the prestige of making it to the Manila Youth Team, the winners per category took home medals and prizes from Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear and Boon Technical Clothing.

Top 5 category winners include: from Junior C-Girls: Julianne Dy, Anis Pszenica, Czarina Orilino, Mai Asmussen, Arcela Gelogo. Junior C-Boys: Don Vic Arles, Luke Vice Arles, Christian Ramos, Michael Lingad, Magnus Lindenfors.

Junior B-Girls: Alissandra Joyce Llanes, Bea Legaspi, Alliyah Francheska Flores, Pam Liedo. Junior B-Boys: Oskar Lindendors, Jarod Fernando, Leonardo Go, Leopold Lions, Simon Lindendors.

Junior A-Girls: Bea Dacanay, Katrina Corpus, Ma. Dominique Nicole Berenguer, Caroline Strang, Nicole Cuenca. Junior A-Boys: John Rey Lingad, Steven Villanueva, Gerald Lingad, Robert Christian Yazon, Izzy Bantug.

Novice-Women’s: Antonette Bersuela, Mary Rose Paquit, Kerstine Grace Locre, Leivi Inciong, Camille Maala. Novice-Men’s: Rafael Dan Bernard C. Diaz, Dennis Cinatas, Christ Camba, Ralf Christian Gabriel D. Escalona.

Call 8564638 to 39, e-mail and like Facebook (R.O.X. Philippines). Visit R.O.X. at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City; Ayala Center Cebu; Marquee Mall, Pampanga; Ayala Technohub; Camp John Hay, Baguio; and Ayala Centrio, Cagayan de Oro.

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