Coaches

Alex Puccio joins Team ABC as Elite Coach

Posted on

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.

alex2

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.

alex3

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

SCS Youth Nationals!

Posted on Updated on

USA Climbing SCS Youth Nationals 2013

USA Climbing’s Sport Climbing Series 2013 Youth Nationals is happening this weekend at Stone Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. Stone Summit is one of (if not the) biggest gyms in the country. Team ABC Boulder is proud to have 18 dedicated team members representing at this year’s Youth National Championships along with Coaches Garrett Gregor, Obe Carrion and  Nic Sherman.

Please wish the following athletes luck as they look to qualify for Semis and Finals!

Ella VonDungen
Phoebe Dolan
Mia Manson
Colin Duffy
Cody Stevenson
Luke Reivich
Ravelle Nelson
Stella Noble (defending NC)
Mateo Gallegos
Ray McVicker
Joe Goodacre (defending NC)
Malcolm Oliver
Timmy Dolan
Ivy Todd
Margo Hayes
Isabelle Goodacre
Remi Arata
Stefan Lavender

Cody and Luke SCS Divisionals 2013
Cody and Luke are going to Nationals!

To see the full listings of invites and accepted invites and find out other info on the event please check out the website here:

USA Climbing SCS Nationals Championships

Running orders here – USA Climbing

Brooke in Mom’s Old Jacket

Posted on Updated on

Here’s a fun shot of Brooke trying on her mom’s old Comp Podium jacket from her World Cup winning days. She’s still got a ways to go before it fits but she’s certainly climbing hard enough!

Brooke Raboutou in Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou's World Cup Comp Podium Jacket
Brooke Raboutou in Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou’s World Cup Comp Podium Jacket

ABC at the Bouldering World Cup!

Posted on Updated on

Here are some great photos from the Bouldering World Cup in Vail from Cody’s mom Joanne. Great job to all ABC athletes and coaches who competed in this prestigious event!

Megan Mascarenas in qualifiers
Megan Mascarenas in qualifiers

 

Michael O'Rourke in qualifiers.
Michael O’Rourke in qualifiers.

 

Coach Garrett in qualifiers.
Coach Garrett in qualifiers.
Another great shot of Coach Garrett in qualifiers.
Another great shot of Coach Garrett in qualifiers.

 

Cool Old Coach Robyn Trading Card!

Posted on Updated on

Found on the internet, this old trading card featuring Coach Robyn!

Robyn Erbesfield Raboutou Trading Card ClimberRobyn Erbesfield Trading Card Climbing

 

ABS 14 Youth Nationals!

Posted on Updated on

ABS_webBanner

The ABS 14 Youth National Championships is taking place this weekend in Colorado Springs.

‎View the Event Schedule Here

Qualifiers are today, and you can view the running orders here:

ABS Nationals Homepage

For those who make it through, Semifinals are on Saturday and Finals are on Sunday.

The kids have worked hard and trained hard to earn their invitations to this prestigious event, and we want to repay their commitment with the full support of our coaches, team members, and parents. If you have time, come down to Colorado Springs and support Team ABC at the American Bouldering Series National Championships!!!

GO TEAM ABC!!!!

ABS 14 Open (Adult) Nationals Final Results

Posted on Updated on

Garrett on Men's Open Final 2
Garrett using good technique on Men’s Open Final 2

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!!!

Megan flashing W Q 3
Megan flashing Women’s Qualifier 3

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!!!

ABS 14 Open (Adult) Nationals Semi Results

Posted on Updated on

Men

g
Men’s 4 – the only semi Garrett didn’t finish, but he was close!
s
Semifinal Results. Top 6 go to Finals tonight. Great job Garrett!!!!!

~

Women

Megan
Megan about to become the 2nd of only 2 women to send Women’s Semi 3. Alex Puccio was the other.
Mega
Megan in 3rd going into Finals. Great job Megan!

~

We will update with other Team ABC results when they are posted.

ABS 14 Open (Adult) Nationals 2013 Quali Results

Posted on Updated on

s
Women’s Qualifiers. Starting from right, you can see Women’s 1-4 out of 5 qualifier problems.  |  Photo by USA Climbing

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):

Women

Megan Mascarenas Team ABC Boulder ABS Adult Nationals 2013
Megan just flashed qualifier 2

1. Megan Mascarenas!!!  – Megan was the only competitor to top all 5 qualis!

-

24. Laurel Todd

~

Men

Garrett Gregor ABS 14 Nationals Team ABC Boulder
Garrett looking strong as he climbs Men’s Q 4

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 Qualifier Full Results

Women’s Semifinals Running Order (top 22 qualifiers in reverse order)

~

Men’s Qualifier Full Results

Men’s Semifinals Running Order (top 20 qualifiers in reverse order)

~

Watch Semifinals Live starting at 11 am – ABS14 National Championships Semis Live Feed

Monday’s Workshop – Why Sign Up? – With Coach Obe

Posted on Updated on

317900_10151435493566565_587907769_n
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.

Sign up today!