ATHLETES

Hugo Hoyer

Hugo is a 14-year-old climber from Chattanooga, TN, representing the Synergy Climbing team. He’s been competing in the USA Climbing Youth Circuit for seven years and recently returned from the Youth World Championships in Russia with two finals appearances and a silver medal. He also loves to climb outside, especially at Rocktown in Georgia. Besides climbing, Hugo likes to rock out on drums and electric guitar.
Tuck Fest will be his first Deep Water Solo competition.

Zach Galla

Zach is a competitive and outdoor climber from Suwanee GA.

Charlie Barron

Hailing from Montana, Charlie is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering that he using as a fall back in case he does not make a splash in professional climbing. This will be his first deep water solo competition and is psyched to compete!

Nathaniel Coleman

Nathaniel is 24 years old from Salt Lake City. He enjoys competitions of all levels, from local to international stages. He recently took silver at the 2020 Olympics in climbing.

Billy Porter

Billy is  from Fayetteville, GA and has been climbing for ~14 years. He is half Austrian and loves to travel, which has allowed him to take part in various climbing trips an events across the world. When he is not climbing, he is usually studying for his civil engineering degree at Georgia Tech.

Alyssa Smith

Alyssa Smith is a 17 year old competitive climber from Charlotte, NC. She competes with the local Inner Peaks team at regional and national level competitions. Growing up near the Whitewater Center, she enjoyed activities like climbing, rafting, and biking. Her first climbing competition was at the Whitewater Center in 2016, and she has deep water soloed in Aquarock competitions since.

Cloe Coscoy

Cloe grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and started climbing at Bridges Rock Gym when she was 12. From there she gained a love for competition. In 2020 she moved to Salt Lake City for better resources to help her strive for her international competition goals.

Thea Wulff

Thea has been climbing and competing for 9 years. She grew up in Ventura, CA, but moved to Salt Lake City about a year ago in order to climb at the USA Training Center full time. Thea competed for the USA Climbing Team, and recently competed in the Salt Lake City Bouldering World Cups and the IFSC World Championships for bouldering in Moscow, Russia. She also sent her first V12/8A+ outdoors this past season, and can’t wait to get on some more rock once it cools down. Thea is currently in school at the University of Utah, and coaches a youth climbing team in the Salt Lake City area.

Hannah Breen

Hannah Breen is a 13 year old competitive rock climber based in Durham, NC, training at the Sportrock Performance Institute, VA. She has been climbing for 4 years, competes both in the USA Climbing Youth Circuit and adult open competitions. She enjoys outdoor sport climbing, and her favorite places are the Red River Gorge, KY, New River Gorge, WV, and Maple Canyon, UT. She loves water sports, competed in diving, swimming, and wakeboarding. Tuck Fest will be her first Deep Water Solo competition.

Melina Costanza

Melina Costanza is a 21 year old climber from Seattle, WA who has been competing for 12 years both locally and internationally. She is currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania where she is earning a degree in physics. Recently, she returned to the open competition circuit, starting off strong by winning the North America Cup in both bouldering and lead climbing.

Sienna (CeCe) Kopf

Sienna Kopf first pulled on plastic at the age of 11, and since then she has dedicated her life to competitive climbing. From Golden, Colorado, she has extensive National and International experience competing in Lead, Speed, and Bouldering. Tuck Fest will be her first Deep Water Solo competition.

Joe Goodacre

Joe Goodacre is 19 years old and has been competing as a climber for over ten years. He is from Boulder, Colorado and climbed on Team ABC throughout his youth career. He has competed internationally on both the youth and open circuits.

Sarah Kate Ashton

Sarah Kate (“SK”) is a 16 year old competitive rock climber from Dallas, TX. She has been climbing for 8 years and is a member of the Lone Star Climbing team. She has a passion for both youth and adult competition and is proud to have represented the US in Moscow, Russia and Arco, Italy at the last two Youth World Championships. SK’s favorite outdoor climbing areas are Hueco Tanks, TX and Rifle, CO.

Dylan Alvarez

Dylan is an aspiring climber from Miami. His favorite ascents include Zulu (14a) in Rifle, CO and anything in Hueco Tanks or Joe’s Valley. Although Dylan now lives closer to real mountains in Salt Lake City, he grew up spending all his free time water skiing in Miami, where he developed a deep love for the water.

Favia Dubyk

Favia is a 32 year old boulderer, physician, and cancer survivor based out of Albuquerque, NM. She specializes in lowball roofs and has climbed up to V11. Favia is an animal lover and takes care of 5 cats and 1 dog with her husband, Brian.

Vincent Sablich

Vincent Sablich, 17 years old, is from Saratoga Springs, NY and is a senior in high school. His biggest accomplishments include representing the US at the Youth World Championships in Moscow, Russia and winning the Psicobloc Open Series junior category in Montreal, Canada.

Michaela Tracy

Michaela is a passionate climber and competitor. A regular on the World Cup circuit, she has competed in the finals of the World Championships, and finished ranked within the top ten for the IFSC Bouldering World Cup Series. She has been deep water soloing around the world, and earlier this year won the Psicobloc Open Series competition in Montreal.

Sophia Curcio

Sophia Curcio is a 15 year old climber from Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been climbing competitively on Team Inner Peaks for 5 years and has competed in many USAC Youth Circuit national competitions as well as adult citizens competitions. Although she is mainly a competitive climber and loves training all three disciplines, you might also find her outside in areas such as Rumbling Bald and the Red River Gorge.

Sophia is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Drew Kilday

Drew is a native of Georgia and has been climbing for the last 8 years. He has climbed all over the world including deep water soloing in Railay, Thailand. When he’s not climbing, he is training in the hospital as a resident anesthesiologist.

Drew is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Ashley Fisher

Ashley is a 17 year old competitive climber based in Boulder, CO. She has been climbing for over ten years and competes in both the youth and adult circuits. Her favorite places to climb are Mallorca, Spain, Rifle, Colorado and Hueco Tanks, Texas.

Luke Cornejo

Luke is a climber based out of Knoxville, TN whose hobby draws nearer to obsession every year. He loves all styles of climbing and rock types, but is partial to bouldering and sport climbing on immaculate southern sandstone. Luke has climbed up to V10 and 5.13c.

Luke is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Julia Duffy

Julia Duffy is a 15 year old Charlotte-based climber. She started climbing at the Whitewater Center when she was 8 years old. Since then, she has represented team Inner Peaks in a variety of local and national competitions. Outside of climbing, she enjoys taking part in mountain bike races.

Julia is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Zander Waller

Zander Waller is a 16 year old rock climber from Atlanta, Georgia who has been climbing indoors competitively for 8 years. He also enjoys outdoor climbing, having climbed up to a 5.14c/8c+ route and V13/8b boulder.

Zander is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Carlo Traversi

Carlo Traversi is an American professional climber and two-time USA Sport Climbing National Champion based out of Sacramento, CA. One of the most well rounded climbers in the world, Carlo has climbed V15 boulders, 5.14d sport routes, 5.14c trad, and has won or placed highly in top American bouldering competitions for the past 10 years.

Carlo Traversi was the 2017 Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo Champion.

Ben Hanna

A van-dwelling athlete, climbing is Ben Hanna’s passion. This includes everything from scary off-widths to competition bouldering, but deep water solo competitions are where he truly shines. He has flashed up to 5.14a, and redpointed routes as hard as 5.14c/d. Ben’s spirit animal is The Hulk, and in his spare time he coaches young climbers and sets routes at his local gym.

Ben is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Routesetters

Aaron Davis – Route Setter

Aaron Davis began setting over a decade ago at his home gym, The Edge Rock Gym, in Jacksonville, FL. He’s currently the Head Routesetter at Cliff Hangers Climbing in Mooresville, NC. He’s been involved with setting for the Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo Competition the last three years and is excited to be back for the fourth year in a row. When he’s not putting holds up, you can usually find Aaron outside climbing NC boulders or playing video games while chowing down on southern food.