Category Archives: American Bouldering Series (ABS)

1st USAC ABS 15 Local Comp at City Rock

The weather might make it seem like it is still summer in Colorado…but the 1st ABS 15 competition was held today at City Rock in Colorado Springs.

 Nine Team ABC athletes participated and showed that even early in the season they are ready to crush.

Results and photos below.

Youth D

Ella Von Dungen – 1st; Kaelyn Harris – 2nd

Colin Duffy – 1st; Cody Stevenson – 2nd

Ella - A6

Ella – A6

Colin - A7

Colin – A7

Cody - 02

Cody – 02

Youth C

Corrine Otterness – 2nd; Jasmine Mosberger – 3rd; Bella Weksler – 4th

Bella - I3

Bella – I6

Corrine -A4

Corrine -A4

Jasmine - I3

Jasmine – I3

Youth A

Megan Mascarenas – 1st; Margo Hayes – 2nd

Margo - O2

Margo – O2



ABS 14 Nationals – Final Results + NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPS!!!

Team ABC Boulder wins 2013 ABS 14 National Team Championship!!!

ABC did not have the most climbers in the event, but overall ABC was the highest-performing team at ABS Nationals. Great job team!

The Results List for Team Championships – ‎

Stella Noble ABS 14 Youth Nationals Finals by Page Kuepper

Stella climbing her way to 2nd place

Individual Results

We are very proud of all Team ABC Athletes who competed in the ABS 14 Youth National Championships! Here are Team ABC results from Finals. If they have a NT it means they made the National Bouldering Team:


Female D

Mia Manson 2013 ABS 14 National Champion Team ABC Boulder

National Champ Mia Manson with Alex Johnson

1. Mia Manson – 2013 National Champion!!! NT

2. Phoebe Dolan NT



Male D

3. Colin Duffy  NT

10. Liam O’Brien



Female C

2. Stella Noble  NT


Stella in finals

4. Ariana O’Brien  NT

6. Brooke Raboutou



Male C

5. Joe Goodacre



Female B

2. Margo Hayes  NT

4. Isabelle Goodacre  NT



Male B

3. Shawn Raboutou  NT



Female A

2. Megan Mascarenas  NT

5. Laurel Todd


Laurel Todd Team ABC Boulder 2013 ABS 14 National Championships

Laurel by Tom Condie


Male Junior

7. Michael O’Rourke

Michael O'Rourke Team ABC Boulder 2013 ABS 14 Youth Nationals

Michael O’Rourke

8. Matt Lubar



Great job ABC!!!

ABS 14 Nationals – Semifinals Results + Finals Running Order

Great job to all who competed in Semifinals today!

The semifinals round was 3 problems per category. The problems were apparently quite hard as most categories had very few sends from any climbers.

Here are the semis results from Team ABC athletes. The link at the bottom of each is to the full qualis and semis results for that category. Sends are noted.

Male Junior

1. Michael O’Rourke (3 tops, 2 flash)

7. Matt Lubar (2 tops, 1 flash)



Female A

2. Megan Mascarenas (2 tops, 1 flash)

7. Laurel Todd (1 top)



Male A

15. Austin Lankford (does not advance)



Female B

2. Margo Hayes (2 tops, 1 flash)

10. Isabelle Goodacre



Male B

1. Shawn Raboutou (flashed all 3 semis problems)



Female C

2. Brooke Raboutou (flashed all 3 problems! So tied with Ashima for 1st in Semifinals, but was 2 in qualifiers so in 2nd overall at the moment)

3. Stella Noble (flashed 2, did the 3rd 2nd try)

6. Ariana O’Brien (topped 2, flashed 1)



Male C

3. Joe Goodacre (did 2 problems, 1 flash)

14. Ray McVicker (does not advance)



Female D

1. Phoebe Dolan (the only person to flash a semis problem in this category)

2. Mia Manson (one of only 4 climbers to send a semis problem in this category)

15. Campbell Sarinopoulos (does not advance)



Male D

3. Colin Duffy (flashed 1 problem)

6. Liam O’Brien (flashed 1 problem)



Finals Running Orders

And approximate climbing times.

Male/Female Junior – ‎

Male/Female A – ‎

Male B/Female D – ‎

Male/Female C – ‎

Male D/ Female B – ‎


For more info check – ABS Nationals Homepage

Come to Colorado Springs tomorrow to support Team ABC in Finals!

Good Luck Team!!!

ABS Nationals – Qualifier Results!!! + Semis Running Orders

We’d like to congratulate all the members of Team ABC who competed in Qualifiers at the ABS 14 Youth National Championships. It took hard work and dedication to get here, and we are so proud of all of you!!!

Below we will list the quali results of all Team ABC climbers and give links to the full results for each category, should you like to read them. It may be a bit confusing to understand what exactly the results mean, so here is an example with the scoring explained.

 Male Junior

5. Michael O’Rourke – 2 tops, 43 points, 1 flash, 3 attempts to top, 6 attempts to high points

5. – he got 5th place

2 tops – he got to the top of two of the problems

43 points – each hold on each problem is worth one or two points (depending on whether you match). The top hold is always worth two points. There are 4 qualifier problems, so say problem 1 is worth 9, problem 2 is worth 17, problem 3 is worth 14, and problem four is also worth 13, then total possible points would be 9 + 17 + 14 + 13 or 53 points possible for the round. (These numbers are not exactly what they were in the comp, but no one finished all the problems so I’m not sure actual max possible score). In scoring the order of rank is by tops, then by total points. You earn points for problems you top and for problems you just climb on. Basically they’re looking at who did the most problems, then at who got the highest on most problems. At ABS 14 Adult Nationals last week, Megan took 4th overall, but she had the 2nd highest point value after finals. She took fourth because the competitors ahead of her topped more problems (‎see for yourself).

1 flash – he did one problem 1st try

3 attempts to top – this includes flashes (1 attempt) and other attempts, so if he has 1 flash and did 2 problems, it took him 2 tries to do the other problem so 3 total attempts to get his 2 tops.

6 attempts to high points – how many tries it took him to get to his highest scored holds (including tops), SO if he has 3 attempts to 2 tops, then it took him 3 tries to get to the highpoints on his other 2 problems, meaning 1 attempt to high point on one problem and 2 attempts on the other.

The idea of the scoring system is to see who did the best in terms of climbing the highest the fastest. Finishing one problem is worth more than just climbing high on all 4 but not finishing any because in climbing finishing the route or problem is what matters. After that they go back to how high you got on the others, how fast you got to the top, and how fast you got your highpoints.

Hope this helps explain the bouldering scoring system, as, though it makes logical sense, it can get confusing.

Below are the scores from the Qualifying Round for all Team ABC climbers who competed. Around the top 15 (depending on the category) will go to semis, if a climber does not advance it will be noted.

Qualifier Results


Male Youth D

4. Colin Duffy – 3 tops, 57 points, 2 flashes, 5 attempts to tops, 16 attempts to points

7. Liam O’Brien – 2 tops, 56 points, 2 flashes, 7 attempts to points

Full Quali Results MYD – ‎


Female Youth D

1. Phoebe Dolan – 2 tops, 61 points, 2 flashes, 5 attempts to high points

3. Mia Manson – 2 tops, 54 points, 2 flashes, 5 attempts to high points

12. Campbell Sarinopoulos – 1 top, 40 points, 1 flash, 8 attempts to high points

Full Quali Results FYD – ‎


Male Youth C

3. Joe Goodacre – 3 tops, 56 points, 3 flashes, 4 attempts to high points

14. Ray McVicker – 1 top, 46 points, 1 flash, 6 attempts to high points

18. Mateo Gallegos – 1 top, 44 points, 1 flash, 10 attempts to points (does not advance, but so close!)

Full Quali Results MYC – ‎


Female Youth C

2. Brooke Raboutou – 4 tops, 67 points, 3 flashes, 8 attempts to tops (just 3 attempts behind Ashima, they were the only 2 in their category to top all 4 problems)

11. Ariana O’Brien – 3 tops, 64 points, 2 flashes, 6 attempts to top, 9 attempts to points

12. Stella Noble – 3 tops, 63 points, 2 flashes, 8 attempts to tops, 13 attempts to points

17th (tied). Ravelle Nelson – 3 tops, 54 points, 2 flashes, 4 attempts to tops, 5 attempts to points (unfortunately Ravelle and the girl she tied with are the first 2 out of semis. This round was so close!)

Full Quali Results FYC – ‎


Male Youth B

1. Shawn Raboutou – 3 tops, 50 points, 3 flashes, 4 attempts to points (only one in his category to climb 3 problems)

17. Malcolm Oliver – 1 top, 26 points, 2 attempts to top, 5 attempts to points (does not advance)

Full Quali Results MYB – ‎


Female Youth B

1. Margo Hayes – 4 tops, 68 points, 4 flashes (tied with Sidney Trinidad of Vertical World)

4. Isabelle Goodacre – 3 tops, 64 points, 3 flashes, 4 attempts to high points

31. Ivy Todd – no tops, 33 points, 6 attempts to high points (does not advance to semis)

Full Quali Results FYB ‎-


Male Youth A

11. Austin Lankford – 1 top, 36 points, 1 flash, 7 attempts to high points

26. Remi Arata – no tops, 31 points, 8 attempts to high points (does not advance to semis)

Full Qualis Results MYA – ‎


Female Youth A

1. Megan Mascarenas – 4 tops, 58 points, 3 flashes, 7 attempts to top, 7 attempts to high points

14. Laurel Todd – 1 top, 42 points, 1 flash, 7 attempts to high points

Full Qualis Results FYA – ‎


Male Junior

5. Michael O’Rourke  –  2 tops, 43 points, 1 flash, 3 attempts to top, 6 attempts to high points

10. Matt Lubar  –  1 top, 40 points, no flashes, 2 attempts to top, 14 attempts to high points

Full Qualis Results Male Junior – ‎


Links to all results and Semifinals Running Orders:

ABS Nationals Homepage Quali Results Lists


Semis are today.


ABS 14 Youth Nationals!


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!!!


ABS 14 Open (Adult) Nationals Final Results

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



Men’s 4 – the only semi Garrett didn’t finish, but he was close!


Semifinal Results. Top 6 go to Finals tonight. Great job Garrett!!!!!




Megan about to become the 2nd of only 2 women to send Women’s Semi 3. Alex Puccio was the other.


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


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):


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



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

More ABS Divisionals and Spot Gladiator Finals photos from JoAnn Stevenson!

Team ABC Boulder Cody Lydia Corinne Campbell Spot Gladiator 2013

Cody’s mom JoAnn has graciously allowed us to share these albums, so check them out!

ABS Divisionals 2013

Spot Gladiator Finals 2013

Great Article on Mia Manson!

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The Colorado Hometown Weekly has written a nice article about ABC Elite Athlete and Girls Youth D Divisional Champion Mia Manson. Check out the article here:

Superior youth to compete at rock climbing nationals in March – Colorado Hometown Weekly

And see Mia’s ABC Profile here: Mia Manson Team ABC Boulder