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Season Four

Season four Episode four

Challenge Accepted

Utah boasts a rich history of athletes who fearlessly face any obstacle, from amateurs, to professionals, and Olympians like the remarkable fencer Shelby Jensen. Despite a childhood stroke, she trained hard to represent the United States at the Paralympic Games. Then, discover three women who united to establish a welcoming and diverse community for climbers of color in Utah's bouldering world.

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Finding Fencing

Shelby Jensen began fencing when she was 15-years-old. Volunteering at a wheelchair sports camp, Jensen – who had a stroke at age seven – was intrigued by the sport. When she gave it a try, she was immediately hooked. In 2017, Jensen began competing on the national and international circuit. She then went on to represent the United States at the Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Bouldering and Belonging

Three inspiring leaders come together at the Bouldering Project gym, a space where all climbers can feel a sense of belonging in the sport of bouldering. The Project partners with Color the Wasatch to make climbing a more diverse and inclusive sport along the Wasatch Front. Diana Miron, co-founder of the Utah Chapter of Latino Outdoors, shares the positive impact the Bouldering Project has had.

Supported By

Willard L. Eccles
Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation