The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Jacobs Competing At National Bouldering Competition - Brevard NC


Dawson Jacobs clings on at Brevard Rock Gym. Jacobs will compete this Thursday in the Bouldering Youth National Championships in Madison, Wis. (Times photo by Park Baker)

The rock climbing community is sending another young athlete to a national level competition. Dawson Jacobs, 15, has been training hard for the Bouldering Youth National Championships in Madison, Wis., which begins this Thursday.

Jacobs told his family last year that he was going to make it to nationals in 2016. He put in the work, and with the help and support of the climbing community, he placed fourth overall in the recent divisional competition in his age group. That result earned him an invitation to nationals.

"I'm excited," said Jacobs. "I've been doing specific workouts, taperin...

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