Month: February 2013
We are thrilled that Tristin was able to re-join Team ABC. He doesn’t live in Boulder, so practice is a bit more of a commute for him, and we are very glad to have him back! Click the photo to see his new profile.
We are extremely proud to share that both Coach Garrett Gregor and Elite Team Athlete Megan Mascarenas earned 4th place finishes at ABS 14 Open Nationals! This means Garrett and Megan are both on the US National Team!!!
This was Megan’s first-ever adult Nationals and Garrett’s highest Nationals placing ever.
Great job Megan!
Great job Garrett!
You can see full results from the comp here – ABS Nationals Homepage
And see an album of event photos from Page Kuepper here – ABS NATIONALS FINALS
Women’s final rundown and more comp info here – ABS 14 Nationals – Media Links | The Spot Route Setting Blog
Thanks again to USA Climbing for throwing another great event.
We are looking forward to Youth Nationals next weekend.
Go Team ABC!!!
We will update with other Team ABC results when they are posted.
Several Team ABC coaches, athletes, and friends competed in the qualifying round of ABS 14 Adult Open Nationals in Colorado Springs yesterday. We are proud to say that Megan Mascarenas, Garrett Gregor, Michael O’Rourke, and Rob D’Anastasio will be advancing to Semifinals today. Matt Lubar gave a good run, ending up in a heartbreaking 21st place, making him first out of Semis. Next year Matt!
We are also excited to watch our friends Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Josh Levin, Sierra Blair-Coyle, Matty Hong, and all the other great athletes who will be competing today!
Here are the ABC results from Qualifiers. 40 women and 77 men competed. Top 22 women and 20 men qualified for semis (they took more women because of ties):
1. Megan Mascarenas!!! – Megan was the only competitor to top all 5 qualis!
24. Laurel Todd
4. Michael O’Rourke – 5 tops, 8 attempts
5. Rob D – 5 tops, 9 attempts
15. Garrett – 4 tops, 63 points
21. Matt Lubar – 3 tops, 59 points
47. Stefan Lavender – 1 top, 52 points
53. Austin Lankford – 1 top, 46 points
57. Remi Arata – 1 top, 43 points
60. Nick Lyon – 1 top, 41 points
Women’s Semifinals Running Order (top 22 qualifiers in reverse order)
Men’s Semifinals Running Order (top 20 qualifiers in reverse order)
Watch Semifinals Live starting at 11 am – ABS14 National Championships Semis Live Feed
Cody’s mom JoAnn has graciously allowed us to share these albums, so check them out!
The THNKR Prodigy Series has released another short video they made during their visit to Boulder. Enjoy!
We asked Coach Obe to tell us a bit more about Monday’s clinic. There are a few spaces left, so if you’re thinking of signing up get on it quick before they’re gone! (Sign up on iclass pro or via link on bottom of post or top right of this page.)
Coach Obe says…
This workshop is a fun way to get your climbing back on track with two of the best coaches in the country.
Over the course of four hours we will be covering everything from technique, route reading and sequencing, climbing strategies, strength training tips, attitude, awareness, mental conditioning and competition preparation.
This will be a group clinic, but aimed to meet individual climbers needs.
We will use video playback to give each climber a great opportunity to see themselves climb. After evaluating each climber’s strengths and weaknesses we will share personalized tips and training ideas.
Another great workshop with Coach Robyn and Coach Obe. These workshops have been filling up fast, so sign up today to secure your spot!
Click the photo above to see the brand new athlete profile for Advanced Plus Team Athlete Cody Stevenson!
Team ABC put in a great showing at The Spot Bouldering Series Gladiator Final last weekend. Over 30 ABC kids competed in the youth and adult sessions, and 5 qualified to compete in the open final! Matt Lubar actually qualified for the men’s open final as well, but he tweaked a muscle a bit during the redpoint round and he decided to rest up for upcoming nationals, so he opted out. In his place Remi Arata was the 8th man to compete in Open Finals. For the women, Megan Mascarenas qualified in first overall, Margo Hayes qualified in 4th, Isabelle Goodacre qualified in 5th, and Laurel Todd qualified tied for 7th with The Spot’s Tika Anderson. Page Kuepper and several other photographers were on hand to take photos of the event, so head over to The Spot’s facebook page to check them out if you haven’t already. Thanks everyone for coming out and thanks to The Spot for another wonderful season!
Youth Final Scores (still missing cards for Timmy Dolan, Michael Bartley, and Nick Lyon)
1. Megan Mascarenas
2. Laurel Todd
1. Margo Hayes
2. Isabelle Goodacre
1. Brooke Raboutou
2. Stella Noble
3. Ariana O’Brien
4. Ravelle Nelson
6. Nola Boasberg
8. Lilian Friefeld
10. Ari Alpert
1. Mia Manson
2. Phoebe Dolan
3. Campbell Sarinopoulos
4. Corinne Otterness
6. Ella Von Dungen
8. Lydia Dolan
10. Anna Von Dungen
1. Michael O’Rourke
2. Matt Lubar
1. Remi Arata
1. Shawn Raboutou
2. Malcolm Oliver
1. Joe Goodacre
4. Mateo Gallegos
6. Ray McVicker
1. Colin Duffy
2. Liam O’Brien
3. Cody Stevenson
4. Sawyer Reivich
5. Samuel Kuepper
7. Miguel Gallegos
9. Jed Alpert
12. Finn McDaniel
14. Nico Lopez
16. Evan Kuepper