18-Year-Old Boulderite First American to Qualify for Olympic Climbing
September 6th, 2019
Olympic climbing is a newly added even in the 2020 Olympics, and America will receive its first representation from 18-year-old Boulder athlete Brooke Raboutou. At the World Championships, Raboutou placed sixth in speed climbing, seventh in lead climbing and 10th in bouldering, earning her a spot in the Olympics.
Raboutou’s parents, Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, are former world champion rock climbers. Raboutou is also the youngest youngest person to climb 5.14b at just 11 years old.
Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee spends her time reading, writing, and debating. To see her latest projects and her portfolio, visit her website at https://kayleehuntley.wordpress.com/