Obe Carrion has appeared in countless climbing movies including “Rampage” with Chris Sharma, won many competitions both as a youth and an adult, has been a USA Climbing Team member, and was the 2002 ABS National Champion. He has traveled extensively and he has been climbing for 22 years.
For the purposes of ABC we are most impressed with his coaching abilities. Obe privately coached youth wonder-climber Ashima Shirashi for over 4 1/2 years and was with her when she did some of her most amazing work. Check out Sender Films 2011 film “Origins: Obe & Ashima” if you didn’t already catch it at the Reel Rock Film Tour.
While Ashima is the youth athlete Obe is most famous for coaching (to this point), he’s also far from a one-hit wonder. Other youth athletes he has coached include Emma Chilton (2nd North American Youth Championship in Montreal, 2008, 3rd female open last year’s Dark Horse, sponsored by Mad Rock), Connor MacDonald (2009 Youth World Team Member, 4th 2010 ABS Junior National, sponsored by Granit Life), Zoe Steinberg (1st 2011 ABS Junior National Girls B, sponsored by 5.10), Molly Gaynor (1st 2011 JIBS, sponsored by Mad Rock), Alex Bodson (5th Boys B 2010 SCS Junior Nationals), Matt Cysner (22nd 2011 ABS Junior Nationals), and Melissa Hopkins (2nd Black Out Boulder Brawl at MetroRock).
We look forward to Obe’s energy, fresh perspective, and undiluted talents as a youth climbing coach. He has personally experienced climbing competition as a youth and feels it is now time to give back. Obe feels that ABC is the right place for him to do this. We couldn’t agree more. Welcome to the team Obe!
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