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FloSports Launches FloClimbing To Cover Competitive Climbing

FloClimbing To Live Stream The Dark Horse Bouldering Series On FloClimbing.com Dec. 17 And Jan. 21

Austin, TX (Oct. 27, 2016) – FloSports is proud to announce the launch of FloClimbing, a new site dedicated to covering the world of competitive climbing, which includes bouldering, speed climbing, sport climbing, free soloing, deep water soloing and more.

The 18th site in the FloSports network, FloClimbing will provide live and on-demand coverage of special events and competitions at all levels of the sport, starting Dec. 17, 2016, with Round 3 of the Dark Horse Bouldering Series at MetroRock Climbing Center in Everett, Mass., and followed by the Championship Round on Jan. 21, 2017.

“We’re proud to launch FloClimbing and introduce fans from around the world to an unprecedented level of coverage for their favorite sport,” FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “We are excited to help grow climbing by shining a light on all the incredible athletes and competitions.”

In addition to its event coverage, FloClimbing will produce original documentaries on the sport’s iconic athletes, as well as technique breakdowns, breaking news, highlights, interviews and more.

FloClimbing is led by senior rights acquisition and subscription manager Jordan Shipman and senior editor Bryan Rafferty.

“I’ve always had the vision to create competitive climbing’s very own dedicated channel – 24/7 extensive coverage, 365 days per year,” Shipman said. “Dark Horse Series is one of the most energetic, high-octane competitive events in the country. I can’t think of a better partnership to kick this off.”

“We’re excited to partner with FloSports to get the excitement of Dark Horse events out into the climbing community right as the action is happening,” said Pat Enright, co-owner of the MetroRock Climbing Centers, which host the Dark Horse Series. “Some of the world’s greatest climbers compete for the title of the Dark Horse. Combining this with the expert route setting that goes into preparing for each competition, we know that the FloClimbing live broadcasts will be exciting to climbers of all abilities and fans.”


ABOUT FLOSPORTS:

FloSports is a direct-to-consumer, subscription-based sports media company based in Austin, Texas, that partners with event rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the athletes and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header are Wrestling, Grappling, MMA, Elite Fitness, Boxing, Softball, Tennis, Gymnastics, Marching, Basketball, Volleyball, eSports, Pro Wrestling, Climbing, Cheerleading, and Track.

ABOUT DARK HORSE SERIES:

The Dark Horse Series began as a showcase of regional talent in 2008, but within a few years it began to draw top climbers from around the U.S., including former National Champions Daniel Woods and Alex Puccio. As the 8th season of Dark Horse Series approaches, MetroRock is preparing for the most impressive field of competitors to date. The competitions feature climbing for all levels and ages, with finalists competing in front of thousands of spectators and online viewers.