USA Climbing is excited to announce a multi-year agreement with ESPN to present the Combined Invitational, Bouldering Open National Championships, and Sport & Speed Open National Championships.
For each competition, a one-hour show will be televised on ESPN2 highlighting the excitement of competition climbing and the athletes’ journey toward National Team Selection. ESPN3 will also live stream significant portions of the qualifying rounds, as well as the semi and final rounds in their entirety. In addition to the live stream, the events will remain available on demand on ESPN3. In year two, ESPN will add Collegiate Nationals to the arrangement.
“Working with ESPN is a huge step toward bringing competitive climbing into the mainstream,” said Marc Norman, CEO of USA Climbing. “As we build toward our first Olympic Games, we are excited to introduce climbing and our athletes to the American public. Finally, a special thanks to The North Face; without their additional support this would not have come to fruition.”
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