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Team ABC crushes at Psychedelia Comp

Congrats to all Team ABC athletes and coaches who participated this past weekend in The Spot’s Psychedelia competition. Team ABC won every youth category and took 2nd in seven of the ten youth categories. Nine Team ABC members (including Delaney Miller who is currently training with us)  made it to the finals with Megan Mascarenas winning it all for the females.

Nice job Team ABC!

Remi in action  photo by Aaron Colussi

Remi in action
photo by Aaron Colussi

 Men’s Final Results

 Matty Hong  1st
 Nicholas Milburn  2nd
 Garrett Gregor (ABC Coach)  3rd
 Shawn Raboutou (ABC)  4th
 Remi Arata (ABC)  5th
 Michael O’Rouke  6th
 Brian Huang (ABC)  7th

 Women’s Final Results

 Megan Mascarenas (ABC) 1st
 Tiffany Hensley 2nd
 Alex Puccio (ABC Coach)  3rd
 Nina Williams (ABC Coach)  4th
 Margo Hayes (ABC)  5th
 Delaney Miller  6th
 Courtney Sanders  7th

Click here for complete youth and adult results

Garrett Gregor  photo by Ryan Nadlonek

Garrett Gregor
photo by Ryan Nadlonek

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

Congrats!

Congrats!

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.

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Great job Megan!

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Great job Garrett! 

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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

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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 2013 Quali Results

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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!

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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!

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24. Laurel Todd

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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

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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

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Women’s Qualifier Full Results

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

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Men’s Qualifier Full Results

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

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

Big News for ABC Athlete Megan Mascarenas!

Megan in Red Rocks by Austin Geiman

Megan in Red Rocks by Austin Geiman

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.

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Nice job Megan for these fantastic sends! Here are some videos:

The Gusher v11 mjclimbing – YouTube

Moe’s Valley Boulders (V9, V11, V13) | CrimpVids

Yank n’ Yard 2012 Video

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.

Bierstadt (V10) for Megan Mascarenas

Nice job Megan!!!

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!!!

Public Execution (V10) at Mount Evans by Megan Mascarenas

Megan sending Public Execution

Congratulations Megan for sending Public Execution (V10) at Area A, Mount Evans, Colorado!

Public Execution

Learn more about Megan on her Team ABC Profile – Megan Mascarenas « Team ABC Boulder

Team ABC Athlete Megan Mascarenas Ute Pass Bouldering

Megan Mascarenas visited Ute Pass and braved the wind to climb a couple of V9s. Here are the videos. Enjoy!

The Bloody Arete

(stand start)

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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.

Megan Mascarenas winning another adult open comp. Fall 2011 at The Spot Gym. Photo by Jay Droeger/The Spot Gym

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!