Matty Hong

America’s Best Climbers (ABC) Pro Clinic – Regional Recap

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On Sunday, December 8th Team ABC along with La Sportiva and Adidas Outdoors hosted a pro clinic open to all youth climbers who participated in the  ABS 15 Regional  competition.  The clinic focused on reviewing the competition performance and how to overcome challenges the climbers experienced the previous day.

Over 70 athletes participated  and eight local professional climbers donated their time: Angie Payne, Kasia Pietras, Alex Puccio, Nina Williams, Courtney Woods, Jon Cardwell, Matty Hong and Paul Robinson.  We are so thankful and appreciative for their support of the event which was featured in Monday’s Boulder Daily Camera

This day would not have been possible without the support of the sponsors and the professional climbers.

Thank you for an experience that was definitely enjoyed by all. Just check out the photos!


Matty Hong
Matty Hong
Alex Puccio discssing mental prep
Alex Puccio discssing mental prep
Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson
Nina WIlliams
Nina WIlliams
Angie Payne
Angie Payne
Courtney Woods beta
Courtney Woods 
Jon Cardwell
Jon Cardwell & Nina Williams

photos by Beau Kahler



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