- Triple North German Champion in Bouldering
- North German Champion in Lead
- Various top 5 rankings at German Youth Cups
- 2nd place at the nomination contest for the first EYC 2020
- Since I focus on comp climbing, I have never really tried something hard outdoors.
Questions to Tjark
What do you usually do in your spare time?Besides the time at school and quite a few hours of training, I try to take my time to relax. Just reading a book or doing a yoga session is very relaxing from time to time. Moreover spending time with my friends is very important to me and I am really thankful that they support me so much in my activities.
Give us a fun fact about you or a remarkable experience in your climbing career.At my first North German Championship I actually finished fourth. Though, since the first place was excluded from the ranking because he was from NRW, I moved up to third place. Believing that I came fourth, I was already on my way home, missed the podium ceremony and one week later I received a yellow card by mail because I did not (could not) accept the medal. Ever since then I prefer to look twice to see which place I reached ;)
What are your long term and/or short term goals?2020 would have been my first international year and as part of the German team I would have competed in the first EYC. There I wanted to qualify for the Youth World Championship and then achieve a good result. Since these competitions were all cancelled, I started to set broader goals that are possible without competition. For example I tried to get on rock (which is not that easy in Northern Germany) and I still have some boulders on my "to-do-list". If it will be possible in the season 2021, I would like to qualify for the Youth World Championship and get a good result.