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Alex Puccio  Pro Rock Climber |World Cup Winner |11x National Champ |For Media,Commercials,Clinics and Private Coaching please email puccio.performance@gmail.com

Thank you @davidcliffordphotography for capturing the relaxed moment right before I went out to the last boulder at the Vail WC. You have to be mentally strong as well as physical and your resting time between boulders is really important! Those are the moments when you collect yourself and get prepared to fight for what you want! @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs

So.... this past weekend I competed at the @dinamikcomp at the @thefrontslc and during the qualification round on Friday I was heel hooking and as my knee turned out I felt/ heard a POP with a sharp pain. I ended climbing in the finals the next day even tho I had pain with just walking, but my plan was to warm up and after previewing the 3 boulders to then make a my decision if i could possibly climb them with mostly 1 leg. I realize this wasn’t the smartest decision, but in the end it worked out in my favor and I won without hurting my knee any more. I went and saw a knee specialist Dr. this morning and the next step is getting an MRI. He thinks it can either be a Lateral Meniscus tear or Grade 1 LCL tear. Short term plan is to take it easy this week so that means I won’t be competing in the @summer_comp this weekend and to continue training around this injury safely. 1 legged sport climbing until the swelling goes down and it’s less painful. So still on track to compete at the Lead World Cups in July. This is just another little bump in the road! 😊 Thank you @ev.oro for the cool photos from the @dinamikcomp comp last weekend! πŸ™ @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs

Last week @teamusa , the official Instagram account for the USA Olympic Committee, posted this photo of me from the Vail Bouldering World Cup. Thank you @teamusa !!! πŸ˜πŸ™ @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @petzl_official @scarpana @frictionlabs

The @dinamikcomp is always a great show and fun time! I was really happy @julewurm came out to climb and hang, your awesome and I already miss you, can’t wait till we get to hang again! It was also my B-Day last Friday and the only down part to the day was popping my knee. We believe it might be a grade 2 LCL tear. More info on the knee to come this week. I was still able to climb in finals with mostly 1 leg, definitely not the smartest decision, but luckily I didn’t hurt it more! 😊 @dinamikcomp @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @petzl_official @frictionlabs @scarpana

Really psyched to climb in the @dinamikcomp tonight at the @thefrontslc !!! Stop by and check out qualifiers for the open tonight from 3-6pm. Also, some of us @petzl_official athletes will be doing a poster singing right after qualifiers tonight, make sure to stop by and say HI!!! πŸ‘‹And today is my B-DAY!!! 😁 πŸŽ‰πŸ¦„ πŸŽ‚ PHOTO BY: @lucidimages.me @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs @thefrontslc

@jonglassberg took this cool slow-mo video of me sticking the jump on the last climb at Vail WC. Loved that moment! πŸ˜„πŸ™ @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs @jonglassberg

The winning move! πŸ˜†πŸ˜„ Another really cool thing besides winning Vail WC this year was that I was able to win EVERY round of the competition this time. I have won Qualifiers and Semi-finals quite a bit over the years of competing in World Cups, but In the past I would usually mess up finals when I was first place going into the round. This time was different! I knew I would win if I sent the last boulder and it all came down to my 4 minutes on the final climb to prove to myself that I have what it takes to stand on top of the podium! Talk about pressure! 😳 BUT... I went out there with a grin ear to ear and I just knew I had what it took and was ready to leave it all out there on the wall!!! πŸ˜„ I have worked to be a more confident competitor and to believe in myself under pressure and it feels so sweet when hard work pays off! πŸ˜πŸ™Œ Now on to the next and to more learning. 😊(Photo By: @joelzerr ) @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs

Here are a couple videos from Finals last night! The first Video was the 4th and final boulder which I had to climb to win! This was a truly magical moment where I felt completely determined, clear headed and enjoyed every second of it! One of those times where your just climbing and present in each and every moment. 🌟 What a DREAM!!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜ The second video was the first boulder that I almost didn’t top. πŸ™„ Thank you everyone for all the support and kind words and thank you for posting these videos @kesslerfromiowa ! πŸ™ @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs @usaclimbing

So this just happened! I WON Vail Bouldering World Cup!!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜„ So incredibly psyched and honored to have won another World Cup in the πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ! Thank you to everyone that helped make this event happen and to all the US coaches, PT’s and USA climbing members for helping us athletes achieve our goals! The USA team rocked this weekend and I’m proud to be apart of it! Thank you!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜„β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ @usaclimbing @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @petzl_official @frictionlabs @scarpana

Woohoo! So happy to have finished first in semi-finals this morning! Now off to FINALS with @kyra_condie and @steezybailey from the πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ!!! The boulders today were so much fun and the crowd was so energized, psyched to climb again soon!!! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€οΈ Thank you @joelzerr for the photo!!! @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs

Had an awesome time competing in my first qualifying round of the season for the Bouldering Word Cups yesterday! I ended up in first in my group. Now off to Semi-Finals, hope for another good round!!! 😁❀️ PHOTO BY: @joelzerr @e9clothing_official @us_e9 @scarpana @petzl_official @frictionlabs

Another fun jump boulder from @eddiemorillas today at the @thefrontslc .

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