Month: February 2012

Team ABC Site Update – Profile for Athlete Max Manson

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Profile for athlete Max Manson is now up! Click his photo to check it out.

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Gladiator Finals Results

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Official Results from The Spot Bouldering Series 7 Gladiator Finals have been posted, and you can see them here: http://www.thespotgym.com/Files/PDFs/gladYouth.pdf

Team Ranking

Team ABC is once again in first place with 27 total competitors and 129 total team points. Below are the rankings for all members of Team ABC and ABC Kids who competed in The Gladiator Finals.

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Youth D

Girls

1 – Brooke Raboutou

2 – Stella Noble

3 – Ariana O’Brien

4 – Phoebe Dolan

5 – Mia Manson

8 – Corrine Otterness

13 – Campbell Sarinopoulos

15 – Lydia Dolan

17 – Anna VonDungen

21 – Elle Middleton

Boys

1 – Joe Goodacre

3 – Liam O’Brien

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Youth C

Girls

1 – Ivy Todd

3 – Lilian Friefield

Boys

1 – Ethan Kruteck

2 – Timmy Dolan

3 – Ray McVicker

5 – Max Manson

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Youth B

Girls

1 – Megan Mascarenas (1st overall after Open final)

2 – Margo Hayes (Open finalist)

3 – Isabelle Goodacre (Open finalist)

6 – Kiana Ellis

Boys

2 – Malcolm Oliver

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Youth A

Girls

1 – Laurel Todd

Boys

1 – Matt Lubar

3 – Stefan Lavender

4 – Nick Lyon

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Nice job Team ABC and ABC Kids athletes!

Team ABC Site Update – Profile for Athlete Mateo Gallegos

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Mateo Gallegos

New profile page for Team ABC Boulder athlete Mateo! Click the photo to check it out.

Full Petzl Sponsorships for 8 Team ABC USA Climbing National Team Members!

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Wonderful news! Petzl America has decided to fully sponsor 8 members of Team ABC who are also on the USA Climbing Junior National Team! These team members will be receiving all the gear they need to compete, including harnesses, chalk bags, chalk, and Petzl t-shirts. The climbers who will be receiving these sponsorships are:

Megan Mascarenas

Laurel Todd

Shawn Raboutou

Margo Hayes

Isabelle Goodacre

Joe Goodacre

Brooke Raboutou

Stella Noble

Congratulations to these new Team Petzl members, and good luck to all Team ABC members at ABS Nationals next month!

Team ABC Athlete Megan Mascarenas and Coach Garrett Gregor win The Gladiator Finals!

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Megan Mascarenas about to flash the dyno and win the comp!

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!

Coach Garrett on his flash go.

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 events@thespotgym.com by Wednesday afternoon.

Margo Hayes featured in Urban Climber’s Young Guns 2012

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We are excited to share this article from Urban Climber Magazine featuring our very own Margo Hayes as an Urban Climber Young Gun of 2012. Congratulations Margo!

Read the article here: Young Guns 2012

Urban Climber Young Guns are youth climbers of note who are good athletes and good sports.  In 2010/2011 Team ABC was featured in the Young Guns article for several members’ accomplishments and for their exceptional ability as a group. You can read that article here – The Young Guns of 2010

Getting Psyched for Nationals! + More Divisionals Photos

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Team ABC Training for Nationals!

Team ABC has their game face on as they train hard for ABS Junior National Bouldering Championships. Please consider supporting Team ABC in Colorado Springs for the weekend of March 3rd and 4th.

Wanna get involved?

USA Climbing is also looking for volunteers to assist with the ins and outs of such a large competition. To sign up or for more info please email volunteer@usaclimbing.org or click here — ABS Nationals Homepage.

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More Divisionals Photos

A photographer who shot Divisionals in Tucson has posted several online galleries of his photos. You can click the link or any photo below to go to the galleries and see if there are any photos of your child you would like to purchase. All purchased photos will not have the watermark on them. All photos property Jorgensen Photography.  The link – JorgPhoto’s Photos the password – thebloc