Battle of the Blocks Captain Spotlight: Adam Nawrot & Sonia Szczesna

Adam and Sonia are Battle of the Blocks Captains for the Jersey Jackalopes! They are leading the only neighborhood not from Pennsylvania! Coming from Jersey, they claim to be superior to Philadelphians and are rallying the Garden State spirit to bring the fight and crush everyone else!


When and how did you first get into climbing?
Growing up in Jersey, an old urban legend foretold that one day the AAC would host a climbing competition to show the world once and for all that the fine folks of the Garden State have been and will continue to be far superior to the denizens of Philadelphia. Knowing this, we've dedicated our whole lives in preparation of this momentous event.

What do you like about your neighborhood and what makes it unique?
Our favorite thing about New Jersey is arguing - arguing about the geographic boundaries of 'Central Jersey' and whether or not its called 'Pork Roll' or 'Taylor Ham.' That and spitting at Philadelphia from across the river.

What do you love about climbing and how do you think this comp is going to bring your team together?
Nothing brings us more joy in climbing than crushing Philadelphians on their home turf!