(Below is a partial list of elite, national or international level competitions or titles I won; no local or regional competitions or titles are listed)
(KEY: difficulty=long routes, 60-100 feet, use a rope, controlled but tricky moves; bouldering=short routes, 12-16 feet, no rope, dynamic and powerful moves; speed=medium routes, 50-60 feet, use a rope, fast moves with lots of leaping/dynoing; dyno=leaps of 3+ feet, no rope, jump/lunge from hold to hold using momentum, power and timing)
X-Games Champion-speed (Youngest woman to win a gold medal)
5x Jr. National Champion-difficulty
4x Jr. National Champion-speed
Jr. National Champion-bouldering
3x Jr. International Champion-difficulty
Jr. World Champion-speed
3x Adult national champion-bouldering
Adult national champion-speed
Adult national champion-difficulty
3x PBC champion-dyno 3x
3x Gorge Games champion-bouldering
3x Vail Mountain Games champion-bouldering, dyno, speed bouldering
1st at Canadian National Championships-bouldering
1st at Telluride 360 Adventure Games-bouldering
3x champion of Touchstone Cup-speed, difficulty and bouldering, combined score
3x Professional Climbers Association champion-bouldering
5x Jr. US team member (all disciplines)
Adult US team member (speed, difficulty, bouldering)
(The list below is a partial list of highlights from ages 12-16. My college record can be found HERE.)
1st Hoosier State Games, 8'
1st Indiana State meet, USA track and field (USATF), 8'6"
1st Indiana University High School Open meet 10'6"
1st Marion County HS Freshman BOYS meet 10'3"
1st Indiana State Meet, USATF 10'7 3/4", NATIONAL YOUTH RECORD
1st Junior Olympics, youth division, 10'6", MEET RECORD
6th Indiana University Collegiate Invite (age 14 vs. college athletes!), 11'8 3/4"
1st University of Kentucky High School Invite, 11'6", MEET AND FIELD HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL RECORD
1st Indiana High School State Meet, 11'10 1/4", STATE RECORD
1st USATF State Meet, 11'6"
1st Youth Athletics National Championships, USATF, 12' 1 1/3"
US Youth National Team Member, USATF
10th Youth World Championships, 11'9 3/4"
Went to Florida State University at age 17 on a pole vaulting scholarship.
(KEY: On-sight=climb a route without falling, without ever having tried it before, without any help or prior knowledge of it including having watched someone else climb it. Redpoint=climb a route without falling after having practiced the moves or having tried it before. Flash=climb a route without falling, without ever having tried it before but with help/information from others who had climbed it already.)
WORLD RECORD- Youngest Female to Summit El Capitan, age 13 years, 1 month and 1 week
NATIONAL RECORD- Youngest Female to on-sight a route with a difficulty rating of 5.13a, "Harvest" at The Motherlode, Red River Gorge, Kentucky, age 11
This is a partial list of some the most difficult sport climbs I have done at the Red River Gorge, Kentucky:
(grade, onsight/redpoint/flash, route name, crag name)
5.13a, on-sight, Harvest, The Motherlode
5.12c, flash, Resurrection, The Motherlode
5.13a, redpoint, Convicted, The Motherlode
5.12b/c, on-sight, American Dream, The Dark Side
5.12d, on-sight, Tuskan Raider, The Dark Side
5.13a, on-sight, Hoofmaker, The Motherlode
5.13a, on-sight, The Flux Capacitor, The Motherlode
5.13a, on-sight, Crimetime, The Motherlode
5.13c, redpoint, Ultra Perm, Bob Marley
5.13b, flash, Golden Touch, The Motherlode
5.13c, flash, Jet Eye, The Dark Side
5.12c, on-sight, Wild Gift, Roadside
5.12c, on-sight, Scissors, Roadside
5.13b, flash,The Legend, Military Wall
This is a partial list of some the most difficult boulder problems I have done in Bishop, California; Queens Canyon, Arizona and Fontainebleau, France:
(grade, route name, crag name, location)
v7, Morning Dove White, Happies, Bishop-CA
v8, Fly Boy Sit, Buttermilks, Bishop-CA
v9, Soul Slinger, Buttermilks, Bishop-CA
v8, Double D, Atlantis, Arizona
v8, The Pyramid, Atlantis, Arizona
v9/10, Sharma Traverse, Davey Jones Locker, Arizona
v7, Lifestyle, Fontainebleau-France
v7/8, Ultime' Vanite', Fontainebleau-France
v8, Rosetta, Fontainebleau-France
v8, Lunatic, Fontainebleau-France
v9/10, Megawatt assis, Fontainebleau-France
SPONSORS- THANK YOU!!!!
Nike Women - the best active wear, ever!
Red Bull- gave ME Wings at the X-Games
Oakley- the classic in eyewear
Galyans (now Dicks) Sporting Goods Stores-where I discovered climbing
Hoffmeister Jewelers- quality jewels and personal service
Sterling Rope- pink rope! Need I say more?
Boreal Shoes-they even let me design my own! love!
Petzl gear- simply the most cutting edge in everything
Kreig bags - not only customized, but he also made me pole bags for my pole vault pole travel case!!
Nicros climbing walls-the best of the best
Climb Time-my home gym
(And, thanks to my agents, Dave and Paul at Sports Unlimited!)
And MORE thanks to those who sponsored me by sending me gear/product from time to time "in the early days"...
The North Face
(partial list: only national level media exposure and awards/honors are listed)
AWARDS AND HONORS
Cosmo Girl Magazine, "Girl of the Year" honoree
American Eagle Outfitters' "Live Your Life" National Role Model
Nationwide Insurance, "Prom Promise" national spokesperson
"Natural High", national spokesperson
NCAA National Leadership Conference attendee
Rang the opening bell at NASDAC
Women's Sports Foundation-"Go Girl Go" representative, and Annual Salute to Women in Sports 4x honoree
Heartland Film Festival, celebrity spokesperson
"PE for Life" -Lobbied in Washington D.C. with Peyton Manning and Tiki Barber for schools to institute ways to get kids active
Spoke at the National Press Club in defense of Title IX
YM (Young Miss) Magazine
Cosmo Girl Magazine
New York Times
New York Times Magazine
Sports Illustrated for Women
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Rock and Ice Magazine
Jack and Jill children's magazine
Galyans-national modeling campaign
Scholastic Insights Magazine
Xtreme Sports: Cutting Edge (book from Scholastic)
LIFE ROCKS- the book I wrote!!!
Atta Girl (book)
100 Women, 100 Sports (coffee table book)
NBC (Gorge Games)
Fox (Vail Mountain Games)
Outdoor Life Network (Telluride 360 Adventure Games, Gorge Games, Phoenix Bouldering Contest)
CBS Early Show
NPR Weekend Edition
Bob and Tom radio show
Rob Nelson Show
Ananda Lewis Show
To Tell the Truth (game show)
Discovery Channel- More than Human
History Channel- Stan Lee's Superhumans
Ripley's Believe it or Not (TV show)
Abercrombie and Fitch-online feature
The North Face-ad campaign and online feature
Currently cast as the lead in a pre-production movie called "Over the Crux"
EZ Money (independent film)
Wall Rats (documentary of climbing El Capitan)
Natural High (video)
The Winning Edge (video series for FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
Saving Star Wars (cameo appearance)
Finalist for the lead in "Catch that Kid" (role was given to Kristen Stewart over me.)
Huck Doll- my own action figure!
LINKS TO CURRENT INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Out Dare Adventures
Girls Climbing Strong
Erin Simmons Fitness