Ari Barak '27 competed in the Bouldering Region 82 (comprising Eastern PA, Western NY, NJ, and DE) in early February and finished in 8th, advancing to the Division 8 Competition on Feb. 11-12. Ari climbed against the top 13 climbers from region 82 (MD, VA, DC). On the first day of divisional, he placed 13 and advanced to the second day. He placed 5th on day two and advanced to the USA Climbing Youth National Championships on July 9-16. In his first competitive season, Ari has become a nationally-ranked climber.