USA Climbing Announces New Combined Invitational to be Hosted By Momentum Indoor Climbing in Salt Lake City, UT in 2019.

Salt Lake City, UT – November 8, 2018

USA Climbing, the United States National Governing Body for the sport of Competition Climbing, announced today that Momentum Indoor Climbing in Salt Lake City, Utah will host the 2019 Combined Invitational on January 18th – 20th. The competition will be split between two of the Momentum gyms in Salt Lake City – Momentum Millcreek and Momentum Lehi. The Combined Invitational will mimic the same format that competitors will experience in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games and choose the first members of the US Overall National Team.

“We look forward to hosting this important event at Momentum’s Millcreek and Lehi locations and thank them in advance for their efforts in making the event a success,” said Marc Norman, CEO of USA Climbing. “As we prepare for the 2019 IFSC season and Olympic Qualifying we felt it was critical to to provide our elite athletes an opportunity to compete in the Olympic format, better preparing them for the Olympic Qualifying events they will face this important season. This event along with the Open National Championships in Bouldering, Sport, and Speed will select the 2019 U.S. National Team Members and, as such, is a critical first step for those athletes with Olympic aspirations.”

“Momentum is proud to host the first-ever Combined Invitational Championship organized by USA Climbing,” said Curran Lemp, Manager of Momentum’s Millcreek location. “Helping all climbers pursue their highest aspirations is at the core of what we do. With an Olympic debut on the horizon, we’re excited to provide a venue for top athletes to explore this new format of climbing competition”

About USA Climbing: USA Climbing is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of competition climbing. The organization manages the disciplines of Bouldering, Speed and Sport climbing as well as the Collegiate and Adaptive series. USA Climbing, a member federation of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), also hosts IFSC World Cup events and sends athletes to participate in the IFSC’s World Cup circuit and the World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships.

For more information contact:
Zachary Brinchi | Marketing & Communications Manager | zach@usaclimbing.org
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