Month: February 2013

New Profile for Elite Team Athlete Tristin Crane

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Tristin Profile Pic
Tristin Crane last summer in Spain

We are thrilled that Tristin was able to re-join Team ABC. He doesn’t live in Boulder, so practice is a bit more of a commute for him, and we are very glad to have him back! Click the photo to see his new profile.


ABS 14 Open (Adult) Nationals Final Results

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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.


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!!!

ABS 14 Open (Adult) Nationals Semi Results

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Men’s 4 – the only semi Garrett didn’t finish, but he was close!
Semifinal Results. Top 6 go to Finals tonight. Great job Garrett!!!!!



Megan about to become the 2nd of only 2 women to send Women’s Semi 3. Alex Puccio was the other.
Megan in 3rd going into Finals. Great job Megan!


We will update with other Team ABC results when they are posted.

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!


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):


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!

24. Laurel Todd



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

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 Qualifier Full Results

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


Men’s Qualifier Full Results

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


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

THNKR Short – Brooke and Shawn demonstrate climbing

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The THNKR Prodigy Series has released another short video they made during their visit to Boulder. Enjoy!

Monday’s Workshop – Why Sign Up? – With Coach Obe

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We asked Coach Obe to tell us a bit more about Monday’s clinic. There are a few spaces left, so if you’re thinking of signing up get on it quick before they’re gone! (Sign up on iclass pro or via link on bottom of post or top right of this page.)

Coach Obe says…

This workshop is a fun way to get your climbing back on track with two of the best coaches in the country.

Over the course of four hours we will be covering everything from technique, route reading and sequencing, climbing strategies, strength training tips, attitude, awareness, mental conditioning and competition preparation.

This will be a group clinic, but aimed to meet individual climbers needs.

We will use video playback to give each climber a great opportunity to see themselves climb. After evaluating each climber’s strengths and weaknesses we will share personalized tips and training ideas.

Sign up today!