Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Gun Show at The Spot!

Margo on O4 at The Gun Show

Team ABC competed at The Gun Show – the first comp in the Spot Bouldering Series 8. We were proud to have 6 representatives in the 12 person Open Final.

Women:

Megan Mascarenas qualified in 1st and ended up in 2nd after falling on the strange first move a few times. Once she did the move she hiked the problem, but it wasn’t enough as 2nd place qualifier Nina Williams flashed the final.

Margo Hayes qualified in 3rd and ended up in 3rd.

Laurel Todd qualified in 6th and ended up in 6th.

Great job girls!

Men:

Coach Rob qualified in 3rd and ended up in 3rd.

Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke qualified in 4th and ended up in 4th.

Coach Garrett qualified in 5th and ended up in 5th.

Nice job guys!

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The Gun Show had a BBQ and a dunk tank where kids had a chance to dunk their coaches. Coach Ryan was a great sport and sat on the platform as most of Team ABC took a shot at dunking him.

Coach Ryan waiting for it.

Ari getting ready for her pitch.

Team ABC dunking Coach Ryan at The Gun Show

Full results are coming soon, but until then, here are more photos! Click the links at the bottom of the page to see the full galleries, and The Spot says even more photos from the youth event, the adult session, and open finals are coming soon. Stay tuned!

Ivy on O3

The Gun Show 2012

More Gun Show 2012

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More SBC Pro Photos – Mike and Garrett + Highlights Video!

Here are some more photos and the highlights video from last weekend’s SBC Pro Tour. Most are from Beau Kahler, and you can see his whole album on facebook at - UBC Pro Tour Seattle 2012

Again congratulations to Mike O’Rourke for his 3rd place finish!

The Men’s Podium. Jimmy Webb (2) Josh Larson (1) and Mike O’Rourke (3)

Elite Athlete Michael O’Rourke 3rd place at SBC Pro!

Michael on Men’s Final 2  |  Pro Climbers International

43 men entered the Men’s Pro Open category at the Seattle Bouldering Challenge Pro, a Unified Bouldering Challenge Pro Open Tour stop event. This is the first time this event has been in Seattle, and the purse was huge! $10,000 total for the open categories!

Of the 43 male entrants, only 20 advanced to semifinals. Team ABC had three representatives at the comp. Coach Rob D’Anastasio, who qualified in 4th; Coach Garrett Gregor, who qualified in 10th; and Elite Team athlete Michael O’Rourke, who qualified in 13th.

After semis the field was moved around considerably, with Coach Rob D’Anastasio finishing in 10th and Coach Garrett Gregor finishing in 16th.

Coach Garrett repping Team ABC in semis   |   Natasha Barnes

Michael was in 5th after semifinals, so he was one of 6 men to go on to finals.

Michael atop Men’s Final 2  |  Pro Climbers International

Jimmy Webb near the top of a crazy looking men’s final  |  Natasha Barnes

The scores were constantly updating and there was no live feed so it was hard to tell what was happening from moment to moment, but when all was said and done Michael had climbed very well and ended up in a very proud 3rd place.

Michael on the podium!  |  Natasha Barnes

Great job Michael!!!

Here are the scores from the finals.

Men’s Final Results

Nice job to all who competed, especially Josh Larson who has taken his first major pro comp win. The scores are very close and it’s clear that all the competitors gave great efforts.

More: UBC: Unified Bouldering Championships

Videos on Facebook: Pro Climbers International

Full video from LT11 should be out soon!

Nuthin’ But Sunshine V13 for Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke

Nice job Michael!

V12 First Ascent for Team ABC Elite Athlete Stefan Lavender

Stefan’s send recognized on International climbing site 8a.nu

We are proud to congratulate Stefan on his hardest problem and hardest first ascent to date. Nice job Stefan!

Reel Rock!

The Reel Rock tour will be in Boulder tomorrow! First showing is Thursday the 13th and second is Friday the 14th. If you want to go you’d better buy your ticket soon cause they’re nearly sold out! The climbing community will all come out for this wonderful yearly film festival–don’t miss it!

Fun Old ABC Video

Look at how young everyone was!!!

Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke FAs in Moraine Park, RMNP

Here is a cool video of some new boulder problems put up by Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke. Enjoy!

Team ABC Athletes Stella Noble and Ryder Noble Go Adventuring

Click above or click this link to watch a fun video of Stella and Noble: Rug Rats in Rifle

Coach Garrett and Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke at the Aesthetic Invitational Comp

Last weekend Coach Garrett Gregor and Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke traveled to Southern California to compete in a large invitational pro comp held for the grand opening of a new gym called Aesthetic.

Coach Garrett climbed very well, just missing the podium with his 4th place finish. Michael wasn’t too far behind, and finished in 7th. The field was quite stacked and included many seasoned competitors like winner Jon Cardwell, 2nd place finisher Kyle Owen, 3rd place Rob D’Anastasio, 5th place Daniel Woods, 6th place Matt Wilder, and 9th place Ian Dory. For the women Alex Johnson took 1st just ahead of Courtney Sanders in 2nd and Nina Williams in 3rd.

Here are some more pictures, most are of Garrett but we’re on the lookout for more Michael shots and will share them if we find them. Nice job Garrett and Michael!

photo by Natasha Barnes

More event photos: Climbing – Matthew Hulet Photography