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!
Men’s Final Results
|Garrett Gregor (ABC Coach)||3rd|
|Shawn Raboutou (ABC)||4th|
|Remi Arata (ABC)||5th|
|Brian Huang (ABC)||7th|
Women’s Final Results
|Megan Mascarenas (ABC)||1st|
|Alex Puccio (ABC Coach)||3rd|
|Nina Williams (ABC Coach)||4th|
|Margo Hayes (ABC)||5th|
Click here for complete youth and adult results
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.
Ella Von Dungen – 1st; Kaelyn Harris – 2nd
Colin Duffy – 1st; Cody Stevenson – 2nd
Corrine Otterness – 2nd; Jasmine Mosberger – 3rd; Bella Weksler – 4th
Megan Mascarenas – 1st; Margo Hayes – 2nd
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!