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High Performance Staff

John Muse, VP Sport - john@usaclimbing.org

Meg Coyne, National Team Manager & Assistant Coach - meg@usaclimbing.org

Josh Larson, National Team Head Coach & Routesetter - josh@usaclimbing.org

Athlete Agreement and Code of Conduct

As the national governing body, USA Climbing is (among many other things) responsible for developing elite athletes with the goal of winning medals in the Olympic Games and other international competitions. As part of that mission, USA Climbing has developed an Athlete Agreement program to support athletes who have demonstrated the capability to be elite international athletes with the potential to win medals in international competition. 

Athlete Agreement (.pdf)

USOC Athlete Ombudsman

If the Athlete has any questions about his/her rights and responsibilities under this agreement, feel free to contact the USOC Athlete Ombudsman at 719-866-5000 or ombudsman@usathlete.org. You may also refer to the USOC Policy Regarding NGB Athlete Agreements at https://www.teamusa.org/Footer/Legal/Other-Documents.

For more information about the Athlete Ombudsman, visit their webpage

Anti-doping information

Recognizing the importance of a level playing field for all athletes, USA Climbing members are now subject to anti-doping rules and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.

All participants will be subject to drug testing in and out-of-competition, and it’s important for athletes to know that they will be held responsible for any prohibited substances found in their system. To better avoid prohibited substances, athletes can use GlobalDRO.com to check the prohibited status of their medications and medication ingredients and visit Supplement411.org to learn how to recognize and reduce the risks related to supplement use.

Remember, all athletes are subject to testing, and failure to comply with testing could result in an anti-doping rule violation. For questions about anti-doping, please don't hesitate to call USADA’s Athlete Express line at (866) 601-2632.

For more resources on anti-doping, please visit USADA's website

2020 Olympic Athlete Selection Procedures

Athlete Selection Procedures (updated)

Qualification Pathways to the 2020 Olympic Games

How to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games

USA Climbing Athlete Advisory Committee

Garrett Gregor – Chair
Brian Antheunisse
Greg Padovani Jr.
Claire Buhrfeind
Nathaniel Coleman
Kyra Condie
Jesse Grupper

US Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council Representative

John Brosler

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