USA Climbing announced today the bid process for communities wanting to host one of USA Climbing’s premier 2021 events: the National Team Trials, Youth National Championships, and National Championships.
National Team Trials – March 2021
The 2021 National Team Trials is a new event for USA Climbing and will select Team USA to compete on the international competition circuit. This event will be hotly contested as the best climbers in the U.S. vie for a handful of coveted National Team spots. The competition venue needs are ideally suited for a large commercial climbing gym.
Youth National Climbing Championships – July 2021
For the first time ever, the separate championships for Bouldering, Lead and Speed are being combined into one single championship, creating the largest youth climbing event in the U.S. This new event will bring America’s best young climbers together and provide an early look at athletes working to make the Paris 2024 Olympic Team. A convention center or sports arena is the best fit for a competition of this size.
National Climbing Championships – November 2021
As with the Youth Championships, the separate championships for Bouldering, Lead and Speed are being combined into one new championship event. With its timing after the Olympic Games, the new event is sure to draw the attention of the climbing community and new fans. The event is well suited to a sports arena or outdoor public space.
“These events will feature the top climbers in the U.S. and enjoy extra attention as climbing makes its Olympic debut in 2021,” said John Muse, USA Climbing Vice President of Sport. “We are looking for great venues and community partners to climb with us.”
The deadline to submit bids is July 31, 2020. The 2021 National Team Trials and 2021 Youth National Championships will be announced in September and the 2021 National Championships will be announced in October. Please review the detailed RFPs and begin the bid process here.
The bid process for 2021 USA Climbing National Cup Series events will be announced in July.