Lake Cowichan’s Riley Mercer competes in the Chalk and Chalk event at École Mount Prevost on Jan. 7. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Climbers compete for Choc and Chalk

Annual competition attracts more than 100

More than 100 students from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland took part in the annual Choc and Chalk competition hosted by the Cowichan Valley School District’s Climbing Academy on Jan. 7.

The full-day competition saw some of the best high school climbers in Canada take to the wall, with prizes of chocolate and climbers chalk up for grabs.

Top finishers:

Experienced women

1. Ellaina Coley, Stelly’s

2. Adrianna Hilton, Stelly’s

3. Sage Walstra, Surrey

4. Tyla Fraser, Cowichan

5. Maeve Carlin, Cowichan

6. Caitlin Thompson, Cowichan

7. Annika Savattic, Cowichan

8. Jillian Burrell, Stelly’s

9. Olivia Wakefield, Stelly’s

10. Kasey Walstra, Surrey

Advanced male

1. Dominic Fagan, Cowichan

2. Keiran Klettke, Cowichan

3. Jack Whitney, Quamichan

4. Geoff Arrowsmith, Cowichan

5. Nicolas Goble, Cowichan

6. Aidan Carrol, Stelly’s

6. Ethan Rutledge, Stelly’s

8. Tyler Ethier, Stelly’s

9. Jaden Coey, Stelly’s

9. Emlyn Pacholuk, Cowichan

Advanced female

1. Danica Williams, Cowichan

2. Kate Arrowsmith, Cowichan

3. Alyson Denis, Cowichan

4. Sarah Walker, Stelly’s

5. Elyse Rutledge, Stelly’s

6. Salome Mauesre, Cowichan

7. Lara Elmer, Stelly’s

8. Sierra Fraser, Cowichan

9. Mia Rzehulka, Stelly’s

10. Maria Gilbert, Stelly’s

Rec female

1. Amanda Gerber, Surrey

2. Kaia Lord, Quamichan

3. Julia Bellarimo, Stelly’s

4. S. Richardson, Stelly’s

5. Ava W. Loewen, Stelly’s

6. Kaitlyn Hall, Quamichan

7. Jaida Lewis, Stelly’s

8. Holly Sloman, Stelly’s

8. Abigail Collins, Stelly’s

10. Brianna Davies, Stelly’s

Rec male

1. Koen Langer, Stelly’s

2. Brenden Ethier, Stelly’s

3. Dylan Sawatsky, Lake Cowichan

3. Hudson Lebold, Surrey

5. E. Kulmeyer, Quamichan

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

After more than 2 weeks, still no sign of Ethan Sampson of Duncan

Still no sign of 28-year-old Cowichan Tribes man

Chemainus woman sets a new standard for 106-year-olds

Active lifestyle includes a trip to Scotland in the works for May

Local state of emergency ends in Cowichan Valley

No further threats of flooding in the Valley

Pressure builds for buses from Cowichan to ferry terminals

North Cowichan’s council now requesting bus connections be considered

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

World Cup skier from Okanagan dies suddenly at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Budget 2020: B.C. Liberals blast ‘Netflix tax,’ lack of economic plan

ICBC rates still go up, except in election year, Shirley Bond says

Teen snowmobiler from Kelowna found after air force’s overnight search

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

Most Read