We are very proud of Team ABC Boulder member Megan Mascarenas for winning her 3rd straight Junior Indoor Bouldering Series Championship. Megan won the girl’s 12-14 category. Nice job Megan!
A short rundown:
Megan reports that the problems in the redpoint qualifer round were very good and she had a lot of fun climbing on them and hanging out with all the other climbers at the event.
After qualifiers Megan had the highest score for the girls in any age group and also had a higher score than most of the boys. The competition was strong and included several US Junior Team members like Kayla Lu, Carrie Scott, Zoe Steinberg (last year’s US Junior ABS National Champion), and Tiegan Wilson.
Finals were onsight style and held division by division (11 and under, 12-14, and 15-18 girls and boys). Megan flashed all 4 of her problems and won the comp. Nick Picarella (Boys 15-18) and Eli Frankel (Boys 11 and under) were the only other competitors to flash all their finals.
Megan went home with a new Marmot tent, $150, climbing shoes and lots of other schwag. She says she had a great time and met many nice people.
We will post media as it comes out. The JIBS website says this week some video should appear.
Team ABC Athlete & 2012 ABS National Champion Megan Mascarenas to compete in JIBS Championships this weekend
ABC Boulder team member Megan Mascarenas headed east this weekend to compete in the 2012 Junior Indoor Bouldering Series Championships. This competition is a weekend-long youth event that includes a movie night, a combined redpoint competition with a 4 problem, 4 minutes on, 4 minutes off onsight finals, and pro clinics where competitors can get tips from experienced competitors and coaches including Alex Johnson, Eric Hörst, Dave Rowland, and Randi Goldberg. Climbers will compete in their age groups: 11 and under, 12-14, or 15-18.
Learn more about the event here - Junior Indoor Bouldering Series
Megan has won the event for the past two years running and is the 2010 13 & under and 2011 12-14 champion. You can see a long video of the 2011 comp here - PRG JIBS Championships 2011–if you skip ahead to 13:26 minutes you can see Megan climbing one of her finals. Below is a much shorter highlights video from Deadpoint Magazine:
Please join us in wishing Megan good luck in defending her title at this major youth climbing competition!