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 very proud to share that Team ABC Boulder took 13 first place finishes at the Sport Climbing Series Regional Championship at the Boulder Rock Club this weekend!
The full category results are not yet published online, but we will share them when we have them.
Team ABC also came in 2nd overall for the team championship. The Team Championship is the combined scores from sport and speed from the team’s top competitors in all categories. Because Team ABC is missing Female Junior in Lead and Female Junior, Male Junior, and Female Youth A for Speed, we got zero in those categories (out of a potential 100 points per, or 400 total points we were unable to compete for). Team ABC crushed it and almost overcame the huge deficit for 1st overall, but in the end we were down 20 points and took a still proud 2nd place.
Great job to all ABC athletes for all their hard work!
On to Divisionals!!!
With this press release we are excited to announce Team ABC’s newest partner–Adidas Outdoor!
TEAM ABC ANNOUNCES NEWEST SPONSOR
Adidas Outdoors is committed to the skills and life lessons obtained through climbing
Boulder, CO, April 2013 – Team ABC is proud to announce Adidas Outdoors as its’ newest team sponsor. They will provide the team with competition uniforms. Their support will also assist in providing new opportunities for the accomplished team athletes and enable them to participate in highly distinguished competitions throughout the world.
Diane Kay, Marketing Manager from Adidas Outdoors stated, “We are committed to working with and supporting our up and coming young athletes on Team ABC. Adidas Outdoors believes in the life lessons that climbing in general and climbing competitions specifically teach the young athletes. For an athlete of any age to try hard at a climb/project, fail and get up and try hard again is a skill that will benefit them throughout their whole life. The camaraderie and normalness of athletes cheering on their own competitors is another step in forming their character as they grow older. They will be strong contributors on any team they participate on and just as importantly, strong as individuals.”
This sentiment is furthered by Robyn Raboutou, Head Coach of Team ABC, “As a champion team, our athletes are always pushing their limits both inside and outside the gym in all aspects of their lives. Having committed sponsors like Adidas Outdoors who understand this passion reinforces the importance of this commitment and dedication. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation for young athletes and the Adidas Outdoors partnership will help us reach this goal.”
The ABC Kids Climbing program and Team ABC was founded in 2004 by Robyn Raboutou, a world class climber who had the vision of teaching the next generation of climbers. Robyn is the most titled female climber in the world. She has won the US Championship five times and is the winner of four World Cup Titles. ABC stands for agility, balance and coordination. The ABC program is based around inspiring confidence and self-esteem in children as young as two which are essential skills and building blocks of all athletics. Team ABC currently trains at the ABC Climbing gym and facility in Boulder, Colorado which is the only dedicated youth facility in the world. They were recently crowned USA Climbing’ 2013 Youth Team National Champions. Robyn’s teaching and coaching philosophy has created this team of young athletes who exemplify the values of dedication, professionalism and humility whether climbing up on the Flatirons for fun or competing at a National championship.
Team ABC athlete Stefan Lavender has joined Team Evolv and is proud to now be sporting some sweet Rasta Shamans on all his projects.
His new shoes are on his update athlete page alongside some new ascents: Stefan Lavender
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:
Congratulations to these new Team Petzl members, and good luck to all Team ABC members at ABS Nationals next month!