The ’17-’18 Rock Climbing Season: In Review

A now slightly belated review of the Tiger’s rock-climbing season still renders a feeling of passion and excitement that was felt during the season. Although the team lost many great climbers and captains from the previous season, the team this year rebounded with vigor. Everyone, from the captains, Thomas Griffin, Reece Tilgner, and Coleman Bishop, to the newest freshmen on JV, climbed with unstoppable intensity at every meet. Because of this, personal records were seemingly commonplace for their frequency throughout the season. It seemed that everywhere you turned someone would be bounding across mats, shouting a new difficulty conquered, or fist pumping after propelling from a tough top-rope climb. This high spirits, and the work that was put in to make it possible, showed itself in the Tiger’s admirable performance at the Washington Area Interscholastic Climbing championship. The Tigers’ first team placed a great 4th overall, just ten points behind the third-place team, and the Tigers’ second
team tied the best team from EHS for 7th place. Individually, captain Reece Tilgner placed the highest for the Tiger’s team with his 48 points. These results were phenomenal considering all the talent lost from the preceding season. The team, with its incredible accomplishments, realized a fantastic season, but is sure to be rivaled in spirit next year.


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