Spot Bouldering Series
Cody’s mom JoAnn has graciously allowed us to share these albums, so check them out!
Team ABC put in a great showing at The Spot Bouldering Series Gladiator Final last weekend. Over 30 ABC kids competed in the youth and adult sessions, and 5 qualified to compete in the open final! Matt Lubar actually qualified for the men’s open final as well, but he tweaked a muscle a bit during the redpoint round and he decided to rest up for upcoming nationals, so he opted out. In his place Remi Arata was the 8th man to compete in Open Finals. For the women, Megan Mascarenas qualified in first overall, Margo Hayes qualified in 4th, Isabelle Goodacre qualified in 5th, and Laurel Todd qualified tied for 7th with The Spot’s Tika Anderson. Page Kuepper and several other photographers were on hand to take photos of the event, so head over to The Spot’s facebook page to check them out if you haven’t already. Thanks everyone for coming out and thanks to The Spot for another wonderful season!
Youth Final Scores (still missing cards for Timmy Dolan, Michael Bartley, and Nick Lyon)
1. Megan Mascarenas
2. Laurel Todd
1. Margo Hayes
2. Isabelle Goodacre
1. Brooke Raboutou
2. Stella Noble
3. Ariana O’Brien
4. Ravelle Nelson
6. Nola Boasberg
8. Lilian Friefeld
10. Ari Alpert
1. Mia Manson
2. Phoebe Dolan
3. Campbell Sarinopoulos
4. Corinne Otterness
6. Ella Von Dungen
8. Lydia Dolan
10. Anna Von Dungen
1. Michael O’Rourke
2. Matt Lubar
1. Remi Arata
1. Shawn Raboutou
2. Malcolm Oliver
1. Joe Goodacre
4. Mateo Gallegos
6. Ray McVicker
1. Colin Duffy
2. Liam O’Brien
3. Cody Stevenson
4. Sawyer Reivich
5. Samuel Kuepper
7. Miguel Gallegos
9. Jed Alpert
12. Finn McDaniel
14. Nico Lopez
16. Evan Kuepper
Once again Team ABC represented well in the Open Final at The Spot Highlines & Highballs Comp. For the men, Remi Arata, Matt Lubar, Michael O’Rourke, and Coach Rob all made finals. For the women Megan Mascarenas, Isabelle Goodacre, Margo Hayes, and Laurel Todd were in. Men’s finals were especially exciting, and Coach Rob stole the show! Read about it here – Highlines & Highballs Open Final Result – UPDATED « The Spot Route Setting Blog
Full results coming soon!
Check out this cute picture of brother of ABC Pre-Team member Rachel:
Many Team ABC athletes competed at The Spot Bouldering Series’ black light comp, Psychedelia, on October 20th. This event happens every year and is a ton of fun as The Spot puts up all kinds of cool features to climb on, everybody wears costumes, and the tape art is fantastic!
This year 4 Team ABC athletes climbed well enough to compete in the single open final problem. Isabelle Goodacre, Laurel Todd, Margo Hayes, and Matt Lubar all got in to the 6-person, 4 minutes per climber finals. The problems were crazy–the men’s went up several large volumes on the front of the Font boulder, and the women’s went through two hanging dog bones and across a rolling tube on the front of the Hueco boulder.
Isabelle and Laurel both climbed through the dog bones and tube and fell trying to hold a difficult swing to hold 10. Margo fell her first try on the first move, then got back on and made it through the problem to the top out. The crowd went crazy. First-place qualifier Nina Williams came out after Margo and also sent the problem in two tries, taking first as she qualified higher than Margo. Margo got 2nd, and Spot Team Coach Tiffany Hensley took 3rd. Laurel took 4th, Isabelle 5th, and Hailey Bridgewater 6th.
For the men, Matt Lubar was the first competitor to top out the boulder and the crowd went wild. First place qualifier Ben Hoberg also finished the problem, putting him in first and Lubar in 2nd. Greg Setiz took third. More here: Psychedelia 2012 Pro Final Results « The Spot Route Setting Blog
Full results – www.thespotgym.com/CompScores/psychedeliayouthresults.pdf (Adult results can be seen on The Spot’s webpage – http://www.thespotgym.com. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or corrections.)
Great job to all who competed and great job Team ABC!
Team ABC competed at The Gun Show – the first comp in the Spot Bouldering Series 8. We were proud to have 6 representatives in the 12 person Open Final.
Megan Mascarenas qualified in 1st and ended up in 2nd after falling on the strange first move a few times. Once she did the move she hiked the problem, but it wasn’t enough as 2nd place qualifier Nina Williams flashed the final.
Margo Hayes qualified in 3rd and ended up in 3rd.
Laurel Todd qualified in 6th and ended up in 6th.
Great job girls!
Coach Rob qualified in 3rd and ended up in 3rd.
Elite Team Athlete Michael O’Rourke qualified in 4th and ended up in 4th.
Coach Garrett qualified in 5th and ended up in 5th.
Nice job guys!
The Gun Show had a BBQ and a dunk tank where kids had a chance to dunk their coaches. Coach Ryan was a great sport and sat on the platform as most of Team ABC took a shot at dunking him.
Full results are coming soon, but until then, here are more photos! Click the links at the bottom of the page to see the full galleries, and The Spot says even more photos from the youth event, the adult session, and open finals are coming soon. Stay tuned!
Katrin Bell photos are available for order if you’d like a blown-up print of any shots. Contact her via her website – Katrin Bell Photography – Fine Art With Photography – 904.415.3355