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!!!
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!!!
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):
1. Megan Mascarenas!!! - Megan was the only competitor to top all 5 qualis!
24. Laurel Todd
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 Semifinals Running Order (top 22 qualifiers in reverse order)
Men’s Semifinals Running Order (top 20 qualifiers in reverse order)
Watch Semifinals Live starting at 11 am – ABS14 National Championships Semis Live Feed
Team ABC Elite Athlete Megan Mascarenas has flashed a V10 (Scare Tactics in Red Rocks, Nevada), finished her long-term Ute Pass project Gusher (V11) and climbed Show of Hands (V11) in Moe’s Valley.
Nice job Megan for these fantastic sends! Here are some videos:
Here is a short edit of the 2012 Yank n’ Yard at Stone Age Climbing Gym in New Mexico. Team ABC Elite athletes Michael O’Rourke and Megan Mascarenas won the Men’s and Women’s Open.
Megan has finally laid her multi-year project to rest by sending Bierstadt (V10) at Area A, Mount Evans, Colorado. Here’s the video. Nice job Megan!!!
Congratulations Megan for sending Public Execution (V10) at Area A, Mount Evans, Colorado!
Learn more about Megan on her Team ABC Profile - Megan Mascarenas « Team ABC Boulder
Megan Mascarenas visited Ute Pass and braved the wind to climb a couple of V9s. Here are the videos. Enjoy!
The Bloody Arete
Cool Cuts for Tojo
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!
We are proud and happy to announce that Team ABC athlete Megan Mascarenas flashed her final to complete her four-comp winning streak and make her the uncontested SBS 7 Champion. This means that in the last 4 Spot events Megan has performed at the highest level of any female competitor. Nice job Megan!
Garrett Gregor won his first SBS Series Comp by giving a sound flash attempt on the problem that gave him control of a highpoint that was not surpassed by any subsequent competitor. Garrett has made finals several times this season but this was his first win. To read more check out Gladiator Finals Open Final Results! « The Spot Route Setting Blog.
In total Team ABC Boulder had 4 girls and 1 coach in the 12-person open final at The Gladiator Finals at The Spot on Saturday. The Gladiator Finals was the last in the four-comp SBS 7 series that also included The Gun Show, Psychedelia, and the Highline/Highball competition. The other girls who made finals were Laurel Todd, Margo Hayes, and Isabelle Goodacre. All three girls had personal-best Spot redpoint comps by completing 5 O problems including problem O7 during the redpoint round. Laurel and Margo won their categories and Isabelle took 2nd to Margo by 2 falls. In the final the girls climbed in the first 3 positions and ended up placing 4th (Laurel) 5th (Isabelle) and 6th (Margo). Nice job girls!
Many other Team ABC Boulder and ABC for kids athletes climbed in the event. We will post further results and a rundown later this week, but until then here are the unofficial youth results from the Spot website - http://www.thespotgym.com/Files/PDFs/gladYouth.pdf - please review the results and if you have any questions or contestations please email email@example.com by Wednesday afternoon.
Team ABC represented well at the Spot Bouldering Series 7 Highball and Highline Competition on Saturday. Three team members, Megan Mascarenas, Isabelle Goodacre, and Matt Lubar, even earned one of the coveted 6 positions in the Open Finals. Full comp results to follow, but for now here are open results and some pictures.
Megan Mascarenas – 1st place! Qualified in first and flashed her final.
Isabelle Goodacre – 4th place (Qualified in 4th, tied on the problem with the 3rd & 5th place girls, so stayed in 4th)
Matt Lubar – 6th (Qualified in 6th, tied on final with 4th and 5th place finalists, so stayed in 6th).
More results to come soon! Congratulations to all who competed!