Austrians Win World Cup at Teva Mountain Games in Vail

posted by dpm on 06/07/2011

Last weekend's World Cup in Vail, Colorado ended with Austrians Kilian Fischhuber and Anna Stohr taking first place.  The competition took place in front of a packed audience of approximately 1000 people and was streamed live for the rest of us on  It was a disappointing year for American men with none of them qualifying for finals and last year's winner Daniel Woods coming in 11th.  Peter Beal posted an interesting essay on the men's performance at  The women fared better with Alex Puccio taking 2nd place, Angie Payne in 6th, and Alex Johnson in 7th.


First place winner Kilian Fischhuber.  Click the image for a highlight reel courtesy of Vail daily.


Final results for mens bouldering at the Teva Mountain Games World Cup:
1.  Kilian Fischhuber (AUS)
2.  Dmitry Sharafutdinov (RUS)   
3.  Jonas Baumann (Ger)
4.  Rei Sugimoto (JPN)
5.  Guillame Glairon-Mondet (FRA)
6.  Christopher Webb-Parsons (AUS)
7.  Atsushi Shimizu (JPN)
8.  Tsukuru Hori (JPN)

Final results for the womens bouldering at the Teva Mountain Games World Cup:
1.  Anna Stohr (AUS)
2.  Alex Puccio (USA)
3.  Melissa Le Neve (FRA)
4.  Jain Kim (KOR)
5.  Akiyo Noguchi (JPN)
6.  Angela Payne (USA)
7.  Alex Johnson (USA)
8.  Mina Markovic (SLO)

Factoring in the results of the World Cup in Vail, the current IFSC bouldering world ranking for the men has Fischhuber in first followed by Sharafutdinov and Hori.  For the women we see Stohr in first place by a solid margin, followed by Noguchi and Juliane Wurm.  Stay tuned for the next event in Eindhoven, Netherlands on June 17/18.