Sam Watson

SAM WATSON

SPEED CLIMBING WORLD RECORD HOLDER

Sam Watson is the current speed climbing world record holder at 4.79 seconds. Following his first place performance at the 2023 Pan American Games, Sam qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where he will be representing Team USA.

Originally from Texas, Sam grew up competing in lead, bouldering, and speed for Team Texas, but decided to focus exclusively on speed climbing during the pandemic. Prior to Paris 2024, he's heading to Utah for the summer to train at the USA Climbing headquarters in Salt Lake City.

In his off time, Sam is always learning. Whether mastering new languages or studying chess openings, he's a lifelong learner who likes to think outside of the box.

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JOHN BROSLER

SPEED CLIMBING WORLD RECORD HOLDER

Sam Watson is the current Speed Climbing world record holder at 4.79 seconds. Following his first place performance at the 2023 Pan American Games, Sam qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where he will be representing Team USA.

Originally from Texas, Sam grew up competing in lead, bouldering, and speed for Team Texas, but decided to focus exclusively on speed climbing during the pandemic. Prior to Paris 2024, he's heading to Utah for the summer to train at the USA Climbing headquarters in Salt Lake City.

In his off time, Sam is always learning. Whether mastering new languages or studying chess openings, he's a lifelong learner who likes to think outside of the box.

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Speed Climbing at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics adds Men’s and Women’s Sport Climbing in a combined event comprised of three disciplines: lead, bouldering, and speed climbing, the 100-meter dash of the climbing world. Learn how speed climbing fits into the Olympics, and what this means for the future of climbing.

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FEATURED CONTENT

What’s Different About Speed Climbing This Time Around?

If you haven’t checked in on speed climbing since the last Olympics, let’s just say that the sport is having a serious moment. Times are dropping at an unprecedented rate in both the men’s and women’s races.

Conquering The Climb: Emma Hunt’s Ascent To Speed Climbing Stardom

Discover the inspiring journey of Emma Hunt, America’s fastest woman in speed climbing. Learn how her determination and innovative technology from Head Rush Technologies have propelled her to the top.

Scaling New Heights: Sam Watson’s Journey To Shattering World Records In Speed Climbing

Discover Sam Watson’s incredible journey to becoming a world record holder in speed climbing. Learn about his early beginnings, training regimen, and more with Head Rush Tech.

Speed Climbing At The Olympics: The Origins Of The Hottest New Event

Discover the exhilarating world of Olympic speed climbing with Head Rush Technologies. Explore this dynamic sport’s origins, technological advancements, and global impact.

Pro Tips for Climbing Ridiculously Fast

Training tips from three of the world’s best speed climbers on how to get started, get better, and get insanely strong at speed climbing.

Get to Know Sam Watson: Speed Climbing World Record Holder

Speed climbing world record holder Sam Watson is the newest member of Team TRUBLUE! By the time you’re reading this, Sam has probably already broken his own world record pace, but, as it stands today, 4.79 is the mark to beat.

Tips for Hosting a Successful Speed Climbing Competition

We caught up with representatives from two climbing gyms that have hosted major speed climbing competitions in the past year to find out their thoughts on the growth of the sport, the behind-the-scenes preparations that went into organizing a speed climbing competition, and their plans for hosting future competitions. 

How Speed Climbing Impacted Overall Scores at the 2020 Olympics

Rescoring the 2020 Olympic Sport Climbing competition based on the updated 2024 standards. Winners and losers of the combined scoring format.

An Interview with John Brosler: 6x Speed Climbing National Champion

Team USA’s John Brosler talks about his journey to becoming the fastest American man in climbing, the upcoming 2024 Olympics Games, and how his training changes between different climbing disciplines.

A Sit Down with Emma Hunt, TRUBLUE’s Latest Sponsored Athlete

TRUBLUE is thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to sponsor Emma Hunt. Emma is one of the fastest climbers on the planet, an extraordinary person, and a USA Climbing teammate. In this conversation, we learn about Emma, how she trains, and what she likes to do when she’s not climbing.

Speed Climbing at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics adds Men’s and Women’s Sport Climbing in a combined event comprised of three disciplines: lead, bouldering, and speed climbing, the 100-meter dash of the climbing world. Learn how speed climbing fits into the Olympics, and what this means for the future of climbing.

TRUBLUE Announced as the Official Auto Belay of USA Climbing

USA Climbing enters a multi-year contract with TRUBLUE by Head Rush Technologies, as the Official Auto Belay Sponsor of USA Climbing.

Announcing the TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay for Speed Climbing

The new TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay takes the most widely used and trusted auto belay in the world and adds an extra dose of speed for speed climbing comps.

What is Speed Climbing? The Basics You Need to Know

Speed climbing will be making its Olympic debut at Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, so here are the details you need to be in the know about speed climbing.

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