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At the heart of our sport are the athletes who continue to push the envelope and test the limits of what is possible. We're inspired by their passion, commitment, and perseverance. These athletes stand as global ambassadors for our sport and we're privileged to call them part of the Perfect Descent team.
Sean McColl: Four-time combined World Champion with 5 World Cup victories and 32 World Cup podiums, Sean McColl is a prolific competition sport climber. Hailing from Canada, McColl will be one of 20 men and 20 women competing in the 2020 Olympic Games. A strong competitor in all three competition disciplines, (bouldering, lead climbing, and speed climbing) he is set to be a forerunner in the combined Olympics event.
Kai Lightner: Starting his climbing career at the age of six, Kai entered his first competition the next year and hasn't quit. Since 2007, Kai has earned 12 National Championship titles (10 in youth categories; 2 in the adult circuit) and is a 5-time youth world championship medalist. Kai's passion for indoor competitive climbing extends into pushing his limits through outdoor sport climbing as well. In 2013, Kai reached new heights outdoors, climbing his first 5.14a route. Since that time, he has climbed numerous 5.14 graded routes, reaching a new milestone April 2015 with his ascent of Era Vella (5.14d) in Margalef, Spain.
John Brosler: A 22 year old competitive climber from Dallas, TX, John started climbing in 2008 for Team Texas. It was here he fell in love with competitions and later became obsessed with speed climbing. Since then, John has won 10 U.S. National Championships, 2 Pan-American Championships, graced the podium at multiple Youth World Championships, and is currently trying his luck at the World Cups and the Olympics. John loves climbing outside as well; with his proudest send being The Vice in Rocklands, South Africa. When he’s not climbing, you’ll most likely find him either near an espresso machine, coaching, cooking/eating, or trying to make latte art.
Piper Kelly: A 19 year old climber from Indianapolis, Indiana, Piper has been climbing competitively since she was 11 and started specializing in speed in 2016. Since then Piper has had opportunities to compete in three Youth World Championships, one Youth PanAmerican Championship, one Open PanAmerican Championship, one World Cup, and one Open World Championship. Her proudest accomplishments are winning both the Youth and Open PanAmerican Championships, setting the open national record in the process, as well as placing 11th in her first World Cup.