Jan Virt
Jan Virt

Victor Baudrand

Biographie

  • Represented Team Canada at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games alongside younger brother Oscar
  • Advanced to his first final at an IFSC World Cup in Chamonix in 2021, which was just his third senior World Cup event
  • Competed at the senior IFSC World Championships for the first time in 2023
  • Debuted on the IFSC World Cup circuit in 2021

A Little More About Victor

Getting into the Sport: His parents were recreational rock climbers and introduced him and his brother to the sport at a young age… Started indoor climbing at age 8 as an after school sport… Likes sport climbing because it’s just him against the wall; the problems are always different and you need to solve a puzzle under pressure and limited time… Outside Interests: Loves to bake (especially elaborate French pastries that take multiple days) and sampling the best bakeries while travelling… Studying political science and international relations… Odds and Ends: Has lived in several countries throughout his life but has spent his teenage years in Utah… Inspired by Sean McColl and used to watch videos of him representing Canada, never thinking that one day they would be teammates… Favourite motto: “Another day in paradise”

Palmarès international

IFSC World Championships: 2023 - 73rd (boulder & lead), 72nd (lead), 78th (boulder)

IFSC Youth World Championships: 2019 - 14th (lead A); 2018 - 6th (lead B); 2017 - 12th (lead B)

Pan American Youth Championship: 2017 - 7th (lead), 10th (speed), 16th (boulder)