Category Archives: 2013

Alex Puccio joins Team ABC as Elite Coach

Team ABC is proud to announce that Alex Puccio has joined its’ world class coaching staff.

Alex is a seven time USAC bouldering national champion.  Other highlights of 2013 include 3rd place overall in the ISFC Bouldering World Cup Series and wins at the  Arco Rockmasters and Vail World Cup.

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Robyn Raboutou, Team ABC Founder and Head Coach explains Alex’s natural fit to the coaching line-up.  “All of Team ABC is excited to have Alex on board. She is one of the top female climbers of this generation and her experiences as a youth climber is similar to that of the Team ABC athletes.  Her passion, talent and dedication are a perfect complement to our program.”

Alex started climbing as a teenager and quickly progressed to the top-tier of the sport. She has always sought to share her passion of climbing so coaching is a natural progression. “By coaching the up and coming rock stars of our future, I can give back to the sport I love. I can share my knowledge and experiences gained over the past 11 years with these young climbers in the hopes that it will assist them in achieving their goals and ambitions for the future,” stated Alex.

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For more information, contact Robyn Raboutou at robyn@teamabcboulder.com

2013-2014 Team ABC Try Outs

Team ABC was excited to see such a great response to our team tryouts this past weekend. Not only was it wonderful seeing last year’s athletes but we are thrilled to have so many new faces eager to become part of our great program. We will be sending out emails as to the team placements shortly.  

ABC has programs for athletes of all abilities and we look forward to our new season starting next week. See you at practice.

Go Team ABC!

And check out this amazing time lapse video from Alex Medler from last weekend on youtube

7th at IFSC Youth World Championship for Margo Hayes!

Margo lowering at IFSC Youth Worlds

Margo lowering at IFSC Youth Worlds

We’d like to congratulate Team ABC Elite athlete Margo Hayes on her 7th place finish at this year’s IFSC Youth World Championships!

Here are the results from Margo’s category: General result female youth B lead

Margo flashed both of her qualifiers and was tied for 2nd after semis.  As you can see, her category had a very close final, with 5 of the 8 girls falling from or moving off the same hold! That hold 26 must have been quite the crux. In the end Margo took a very proud 7th place.

Way to go Margo!!!

Here are some photos of the event:

Margo Hayes Youth World Championships Team ABC Boulder

Margo Hayes Team ABC Boulder IFSC Youth World Championships

Margo being interviewed for the Canadian paper

Margo being interviewed for the Canadian paper

Margo had some great support!

Margo had some great support!

V12s for Shawn & Brooke, V11 for Coach Robyn in Magic Wood

Shawn sending The Never Ending Story (V12) in Magic Wood

Shawn sending The Never Ending Story (V12) in Magic Wood

All three Raboutous have had a great summer in Europe, most recently with a trip to Magic Wood, a famous bouldering area in Switzerland, where they all saw some big sends. Read the full story here: Kid’s rule in Magic Wood 27 Crags.

Raboutou Family featured in Outside Magazine

 Greatest Outdoor Dynasties: The Raboutous

Can you say “good genetics”? These six clans own their fields generation after generation.

Read the complete article on Outside Online

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8A (V11) in Fontainebleau and 2nd at European Youth Cup for Shawn

Shawn sticking the last move of Brat sit (8A)

Shawn sticking the last move of Sale Gosse Assis (8A)

Shawn Raboutou has been having a good summer in France. Most recently he visited Fontainebleau with the French team where he climbed several 7C (V9) boulders and the very committing Salle Goss Assis (8A/V11). More about that in this article on Kairn.com: Shawn Raboutou à Bleau (I recommend google translate if you don’t have a translation browser).

Shawn also competed in a European  Youth Bouldering Cup and got 2nd place. Here are some photos:

Shawn competing

Shawn competing

Shawn on Final 3

Shawn on Final 3.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

World Cup Briancon

Shawn Raboutou, Brooke Raboutou, Ashima Shirashi, Mirko Caballero

Shawn and Brooke had fun watching the Lead World Cup in Briancon, France, with their friends Mirko Caballero and Ashima Shirashi.

SCS Nationals Final Results – Three Team ABC athletes crowned National Champions!

USA Climbing SCS Youth Nationals 2013Team ABC is excited to congratulate Mia Manson, Colin Duffy and Joe Goodacre on their national titles. Mia and Colin are the newly crowned Sport National Champions in the female and male Youth D category.  Joe Goodacre is the youth C male National speed champion.

In addition, three other Team ABC  athletes earned a spot  on the National Team. Stella Noble and Margo Hayes finished second in sport for their categories and Phoebe Dolan finished second in speed in female youth D.

We are proud of all of the Team ABC athletes who participated in the SCS Nationals this past weekend in Atlanta. These athletes exemplify the values of hard work, dedication and sportsmanship. Congratulations!

Here are the final results for all Team ABC participants:

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Youth D

MALE – Colin Duffy – 1st; Luke Reivich – 10th; Cody Stevenson – 11th

FEMALE – Mia Manson – 1st; Ella Von Dungen – 12th; Phoebe Dolan – 18th

Youth C

MALE – Joe Goodacre – 8th; Ray McVicker – 24th; Mateo Gallegos – 35th

FEMALE – Stella Noble – 2nd ; Ravelle Nelson – 8th

Youth B

FEMALE – Margo Hayes – 2nd ; Isabelle Goodacre – 6th; Ivy Todd – 22nd

MALE – Timmy Dolan – 8th; Malcolm Oliver – 16th

Youth A

MALE – Remi Arata -11th; Stefan Lavender – 16th

SPEED

Youth D

MALE – Colin Duffy – 6th; Cody Stevenson – 12th

FEMALE – Phoebe Dolan – 2nd Mia Manson – 3rd; Ella Von Dungen – 24th

Youth C

MALE – Joe Goodacre –1st; Ray McVicker –34th

FEMALE – Ravelle Nelson – 21st

Youth B

FEMALE – Margo Hayes – 29th ; Ivy Todd – 31st

MALE –Malcolm Oliver – 26th ; Timmy Dolan -31st

Youth A

MALE – Remi Arata -32nd

Colin Duffy - Male Youth D National Sport Champion

Colin Duffy – Male Youth D National Sport Champion

Mia Manson - Youth D Sport Champion & Speed National Team Member

Mia Manson – Youth D Sport Champion & Speed National Team Member

Joe Goodacre - Youth C National Speed Champion

MARGO HAYES WINS THE NORTH FACE YOUNG GUN AWARD

We are proud to announce that Team ABC Member Margo Hayes was awarded the North Face Young Gun award at the SCS Nationals this past weekend in Atlanta.

The North Face Young Gun Award was created to recognize up and-coming climbers who truly represent the values of the climbing community. In addition to recognizing an individual’s outstanding competitive climbing achievements, this award honors their commitment to the sport and exemplary sportsmanlike conduct. Past winners of the Young Gun Award include Julian Bautista, Brian Antheunisse, Chauncenia Cox, Alex Johnson, Nathan Hadley and Francesca Metcalf.

Congratulations Margo!

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Team ABC crushes at SCS Nationals Sport Semi-Finals

It was another successful day for Team ABC at the sport semi-final round of the SCS Youth Nationals. Eleven of the fourteen Team ABC athletes advanced to the final round tomorrow morning. Nice work Team ABC.

Good luck to these athletes competing in finals:

Youth D

MALE – Colin Duffy; Cody Stevenson; Luke Reivich

FEMALE – Mia Manson

Youth C

MALE – Joe Goodacre

FEMALE – Stella Noble; Ravelle Nelson

Youth B

FEMALE – Margo Hayes; Isabelle Goodacre

MALE – Timmy Dolan

Youth A

MALE – Remi Arata

Full results can be found on the USA Climbing website.

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Cody- 4th

Luke - 9th