PG Member, Josh Levin was awarded the most coveted prize in youth rock climbing competition -The North Face Young Gun Award – at the recent USA Climbing’s Youth National Bouldering Championships in Colorado Springs. This award is to recognize outstanding young climbers 19 & under who truly represent the climbing community, including the individual’s outstanding competitive climbing achievements and exemplary sportsmanship. Josh was awarded $2000 in travel and product stipend. The award is given only twice per year to a deserving athlete.
In addition, Joshua placed 4th in his age/gender category in Youth National Bouldering Championships, earning a berth on the US Youth National Team to compete in the Youth World Rock Climbing Championships in Singapore Aug 2012. He became a semifinalist at the Adult National Bouldering Championships, again held in Colorado Springs a week earlier than the Youth, and is selected to compete with the US National Team at the 2012 Bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado June 2012.