Picture Credit: Becca Saag
Max Hammer (Planet Rock Climbing Team-Ann Arbor, Michigan) is a 4 time USA National Speed Climbing Champion and held the Pan American Speed Climbing title from 2014-2017. He has been competing internationally as a member of the USA Climbing National Youth Team since 2013 and the USA Climbing National Adult Team since 2015. During his years as a USA Climbing National Team member he has represented the USA at Youth World Championships, Adult World Championships, Pan American Championships, and the World Cup Circuit. He was selected as one of 8 youth climbers in the USA to become a member of The North Face Young Gun Rookie Team (2015-2016), an award presented to the top youth climbers in the country who exemplify leadership, commitment, and sportsmanship and epitomize the role of ambassador for the sport -nationally and internationally.
Max is currently a student in the Honors College at the University of Michigan with plans to go to Medical School. As a Freshman at UM, he juggles his classwork, developmental biology research, and climbing for Planet Rock Team and University of Michigan Climbing Club. He plans on competing in the USA Climbing Youth, Adult, and Collegiate series and hopes to continue to represent USA Climbing on the World stage this year.
Max’s favorite outdoor climbing crags are Magic Woods, Switzerland and Arco, Italy.
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