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Whiz Kid: Matthew Cysner

A Harrison High School junior, Matthew Cysner recently participated in a national rock climbing championship for the third time.

Each week Harrison Patch wants to spotlight someone you know who is doing great things! We will recognize their accomplishments through our Whiz Kids column. 

This week we chose Harrison High School's nationally ranked rock climber Matthew Cysner.

Whiz Kids' Accomplishments: Last month Matthew finished 22nd in USA Climbing's National Bouldering Championship in Boulder, CO. It was the third time Matthew qualified for the event after winning qualifying matches throughout the year.

Key to Awesomeness: After falling in love with climbing five years ago Matthew has spent a lot of his time focusing on bouldering. The sport requires a good deal of practice and dedication and a focus on strength, speed and body control.

His training focuses on staying fit and eating healthy. In the days leading up to a competition he spends time working on a routine that includes pushups and pullups, all while maintaining an honor academic status at Harrison High School.

After completing at a national level this February, he is looking forward to next year when he hopes to qualify for nationals an astounding fourth time.

If you would like to nominate a Whiz Kid please send the following information to Harrison Patch Editor Zach Oliva.

  • Nominator's Name
  • Nominator's E-Mail
  • Whiz Kid's Name
  • Whiz Kid's School
  • Whiz Kid's Accomplishment
  • Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness (What made him/her successful?)

If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you and assign a photographer to take a picture.

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