Laurel Grosz moves her feet into position as she completes one of her runs during a competition with the Smoky Hill Climbing team. Photo by Sara Hertwig

“I didn’t like team sports that much because you had to rely on your teammates more than yourself, and if your teammates didn’t put in the same effort that you did, then nothing came out of it,” said Smoky Hill freshman Jordan Fishman. “My dad was like ‘Hey, let’s go to the climbing gym,’ and I fell in love from there.”