Digital Original: 10-year-old girl is only Ark. female heading to National Climbing Competition

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A 10-year-old girl is showing just how high she can climb by being the only Arkansas female to compete in this year’s USA Climbing National Competition, according to her head coach.

Mylah Myers, from Hector, was just 5 years old when she started her adventurous sport.

On February 8 – 10 she will be in Redmon, Oregon, where she will be scaling mountain-like structures – competing against 48 other female climbers from around the country.

Mylah’s coach and the general manager Daniel Carnahan said the 10-year-old is not just the only female from Arkansas in her division, but the whole competition.

The young athlete says she is excited about the upcoming event and is training hard to proudly represent the Natural State.

“I train for about – what- three hours on Tuesday. About seven hours on Sunday,” she says.

Myers travels over an hour, three times a week, with her parents to train at the Little Rock Climb Center.

She hopes to inspire other young girls to try the sport.

“It’s fun,” she adds.

Myers hopes to inspire other young girls to try the sport.

In 2016, climbing was formally announced as an official medal sport in the upcoming 2020 Olympics.

To learn more about how you can get involved in the sport, click here.

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