Lena Drapella
Lena Drapella

Ethan Flynn-Pitcher


  • Competed in the junior division at the 2019 IFSC Youth World Championships
  • Debuted at the senior IFSC World Championships in 2021
  • Debuted on the IFSC World Cup circuit in 2021
  • Finished a career-best 11th in the speed event at the IFSC World Cup in Edinburgh in September 2022
  • First Canadian to ever break the six-second mark in speed climbing
  • Re-set the Canadian record at 5.48 seconds in July 2023 at the IFSC World Cup in Chamonix

A Little More About Ethan

Getting into the Sport: His fourth grade teacher told his parents he needed to stop scaling the walls of the school and invited him to try sport climbing instead; that teacher was Adam Markert, who had been a World Cup climber and became his mentor and coach… Had always been naturally good to climbing trees and liked feeling like Spider-Man… Odds and Ends: Born in Newfoundland, his family moved to Colorado when he was a child… Was first inspired by Sean McColl on the podium at a World Cup in Vail and again when he had the chance to compete alongside him…

Notable International Results

IFSC World Championships: 2023 - 75th (speed); 2021 - 50th (speed) IFSC Youth World Championships: 2019 - 22nd (speed junior)