The election of athletes to the USAC Athletes' Advisory Committee (AAC) closed on August 31, 2018.
The USAC AAC is an advisory committee to the USAC Board of Directors that is operated in accordance with Article 11 of the USAC Bylaws. The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Board and USAC staff in making decisions that affect USA Climbing's athletes.
This election offered USAC athletes the opportunity to elect four (4) athletes from a total of fifteen (15) candidates. Athletes were asked to vote for a maximum of four candidates.
A total of 560 votes were cast with some athletes casting less than four votes. The results are as follows (in alpha order):
NEWLY ELECTED AAC MEMBERS
- Claire Buhrfeind
- Nathaniel Coleman
- Kyra Condie
- Jesse Grupper
Sierra Blair-Coyle, Sue Brumm, Lisa Chulich, Benjamin Hanna, Bimini Horstmann, Michaela Kiersch, Nicholas Milburn, Robyn Ragins, Noah Ridge, Carlo Traversi, Ryan Withey
With the addition of the four newly elected athletes listed above, the full membership of the AAC is now:
Garrett Gregor - Chair
Greg Padovani, Jr
Garrett Gregor, Chair of the USAC Athletes' Advisory Committee, states:
"The AAC works to make sure that all athletes are represented in all areas of USA Climbing. With the Olympics on the horizon, the popularity of our National Cup Series, and the unbelievable potential of our youth athletes, it is very encouraging to see such a strong turnout with diverse, high-level athletes that have long been involved with the organization. Their willingness to volunteer on behalf of their fellow athletes is tribute to their dedication and perseverance. We are very excited by the possibilities of our sport to reach and inspire so many and are looking forward to getting the perspectives and feedback of a new wave of athletes on the committee."
Our congratulations to the newly elected AAC members, and our deepest thanks to the runners up for their candidacies!
President, USA Climbing Board of Directors