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Campus News

January 17, 2017

Adventure sports students compete in nearby climbing competitions

Students enrolled in the adventure sports management program at Garrett College recently competed in three nearby events and competitions, as members of the Garrett College Adventuresports Institute (ASI) Climbing Team.

Daisy DeMonte (Nottingham, Md.), Caleb Cramer-Garnette (Silver Spring, Md.) and Irie Jefferson (Cheverly, Md.) participated in the bouldering competition held at the University of Maryland in early November. DeMonte placed third in the beginner category.

A second bouldering competition took place in mid-November at West Virginia University. Veronica Sheriff (Friedens, Pa.) and Mary Zook (Harrisonburg, Va.), both ASI students. Sheriff placed fourth overall and Zook placed fifth overall in the competition. Adventure Sports associate professor David Erbe also competed.

The third and final competition took place on December 10. Four ASI students competed in the York College Climbing Competition in Pennsylvania: Daisy DeMonte, Veronica Sheriff, Kaitlyn Yerger (Rockwood, Pa.) and Mary Zook. DeMonte placed second in the beginner category followed by Zook, who placed third in the Top Rope Competition. Yerger and Sheriff competed in the intermediate category.

More information on the Adventuresports Institute at Garrett College can be found by contacting the Adventuresports Institute at 301-387-3000 or Spring semester at Garrett College is scheduled to begin on January 23, 2018. For additional information on the adventure sports management program, persons are encouraged to contact the admissions office at Garrett College at 301-387-3044, or visit

David Erbe, associate professor of adventure sports at Garrett College, is pictured with Veronica Sheriff and Mary Zook, at the West Virginia University Climbing Competition. Sheriff placed fourth overall and Zook placed fifth overall.

Pictured at the University of Maryland Bouldering Competition, from left to right, are: Daisy DeMonte, Caleb Cramer-Garnette and Irie Jefferson. DeMonte placed 3rd in the beginner category.