Climber Scales Red Bull Arena to Unveil Banner, Deliver Match Ball
World Champion climber Sasha DiGiulian became the first person to scale Red Bull Arena in a daring feat that helped kick off the first home game of the season for the New York Red Bulls last Saturday.
Ahead of the clash between the Red Bulls and the Colorado Rapids, 21-year-old Columbia University student DiGiulian climbed her way into the arena rafters 100+ feet above the field and once at the edge of the stadium roof, she unveiled the official 2013 MLS Supporters’ Shield Banner which marked the team’s honor of last year's best regular season record. DiGiulian then repelled down from the rafters to the field where she delivered the official match ball to The South Ward.
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ABOUT SASHA: Sasha DiGiulian took the rock climbing world by storm from a very young age. She started climbing at age seven, in a gym in her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia. By nine, she’d won her first regional contest and had begun outdoor sport climbing. In October 2011, at age 18, she became the third woman in history -- and the first North American woman -- to climb a 5.14d route. Now a student at New York City’s Columbia University, Sasha has secured a World Championship title, and has traveled to fifteen countries to take on various challenges.