2nd in Youth World // Jesse Grupper

Team Manager Tiffany Hensley interviewed athlete Jesse Grupper about his unexpected success in the competition scene.

“USA’s under-dog, Jesse Grupper, surprised the international field in Arco, Italy at the IFSC Youth World Lead Championships with a silver medal—an event as unexpected as his take-down at SCS Open Nationals last March. This 18-year-old student at Tufts University in Boston is already planning to enter the world circuit in just a few years, and shows strong values the sport may need to progress domestically. What will Grupper do next?”

Check out Jesse’s interview with Rock&Ice.