Photo Essay: Texan Top Out

Outdoor Pursuits at Tarleton State University held it’s first annual “Texan Top Out,” a rock climbing competition.

The winners were:

  • 1st Place Male- James Polasek 
  • 2nd Place Male- Mason Wrobel 
  • 1st Place Female- Melissa Ortiz  
  • 2nd Place Female- Francesca Jackson 

Francesca Jackson won 2nd place in the women’s division of the competition. Photo by Rebecca Hernandez, Texan News.

Shady Kuster ascends down from the rock climbing wall. Photo by Rebecca Hernandez, Texan News.

Rachel McDonald, Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Pursuits said, “The goal is to have publicity and to show students a cheap, fun way to spend outdoors.” Photo by Rebecca Hernandez, Texan News.

Oskar Gallardo (not pictured) said the goal of Texan Top Out was to create “better climbers through fun competition.” Photo by Rebecca Hernandez, Texan News.

Ruben Ruiz, a staff member of Outdoor Pursuits said “The participants truly gave it their all to be on top.” Photo by Rebecca Hernandez, Texan News.

Shady Kuster one of the participants of Texan Top Out makes her way up the rock climbing wall. Photo by Rebecca Hernandez, Texan News


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