Remember when we asked what 2017 will bring for Alex Puccio? It didn’t take long for Puccio to earn her 10th title just two days ago at the 2017 U.S.A. Climbing Bouldering Open National Championship in Salt Lake City. Puccio went on to reclaimed the title from last year’s winner, Megan Mascarina.
The qualifying round began with 59 female competitors, including Ashima Shiraishi and Brooke Raboutou who placed in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. After the win, Puccio went on to pay respect to the newer, younger competitors, “the new generation is here and they are strong, but the stronger they get motivates me to keep pushing myself to get stronger too!”