Nelson rock climber Tosh Sherkat will compete at Canadian Nationals this weekend after a strong performance at provincials in late April.

Tosh Sherkat heads to nationals

Nelson rock climber earned his spot at provincials in Saanich on April 26.

Nelson rock climber Tosh Sherkat took home a provincial champion title during the BC Sport Climbing championships in Central Saanich on April 26.

He was honoured for his performance during the so-called difficulty season, which involves using longer climbing routes with ropes.

“At this competition I placed second in Youth A and fourth in Open Men’s category,” said Sherkat, who was thrilled with the outcome.

“Overall this competition has been my best competition so far this year. It was amazing to have my family there to celebrate with a great facility to hold the competition.”

Sherkat recently began to taper his training in preparation for Canadian Nationals, which will take place this weekend.

“I believe that I have a really good opportunity to place well and hope to make the Canadian national team,” he said.

“The Youth World championships will be held in Arco, Italy this year and to make the team I would need to place top 3 or be chosen by the team coaches for the fourth spot.”

Meanwhile, Tosh’s younger sister ranked second in the 11&under category. The pair have been training and competing together for years, as the Star reported earlier this year.

For more results visit sportclimbingbc.ca.

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