Team ABC Boulder wins 2013 ABS 14 National Team Championship!!!
ABC did not have the most climbers in the event, but overall ABC was the highest-performing team at ABS Nationals. Great job team!
The Results List for Team Championships – www.absnationals.org/08/news/Team%20Results.pdf
We are very proud of all Team ABC Athletes who competed in the ABS 14 Youth National Championships! Here are Team ABC results from Finals. If they have a NT it means they made the National Bouldering Team:
1. Mia Manson – 2013 National Champion!!! NT
2. Phoebe Dolan NT
3. Colin Duffy NT
10. Liam O’Brien
2. Stella Noble NT
4. Ariana O’Brien NT
6. Brooke Raboutou
5. Joe Goodacre
2. Margo Hayes NT
4. Isabelle Goodacre NT
3. Shawn Raboutou NT
2. Megan Mascarenas NT
5. Laurel Todd
7. Michael O’Rourke
8. Matt Lubar
Great job ABC!!!
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):
1. Megan Mascarenas!!! – Megan was the only competitor to top all 5 qualis!
24. Laurel Todd
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 Semifinals Running Order (top 22 qualifiers in reverse order)
Men’s Semifinals Running Order (top 20 qualifiers in reverse order)
Watch Semifinals Live starting at 11 am – ABS14 National Championships Semis Live Feed
He sent his first V13 only 9 months ago, and now ABC Elite Athlete Michael O’Rourke has done his first V14!
Today, November 11th, 2012, Michael finished off his short-term project when he sent Mirror Reality at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mirror is a Daniel Woods problem that has also been climbed by Jimmy Webb and Paul Robinson.
Nice Job Michael!
Here is a short edit of the 2012 Yank n’ Yard at Stone Age Climbing Gym in New Mexico. Team ABC Elite athletes Michael O’Rourke and Megan Mascarenas won the Men’s and Women’s Open.
Here are some more photos and the highlights video from last weekend’s SBC Pro Tour. Most are from Beau Kahler, and you can see his whole album on facebook at – UBC Pro Tour Seattle 2012
Again congratulations to Mike O’Rourke for his 3rd place finish!
43 men entered the Men’s Pro Open category at the Seattle Bouldering Challenge Pro, a Unified Bouldering Challenge Pro Open Tour stop event. This is the first time this event has been in Seattle, and the purse was huge! $10,000 total for the open categories!
Of the 43 male entrants, only 20 advanced to semifinals. Team ABC had three representatives at the comp. Coach Rob D’Anastasio, who qualified in 4th; Coach Garrett Gregor, who qualified in 10th; and Elite Team athlete Michael O’Rourke, who qualified in 13th.
After semis the field was moved around considerably, with Coach Rob D’Anastasio finishing in 10th and Coach Garrett Gregor finishing in 16th.
Michael was in 5th after semifinals, so he was one of 6 men to go on to finals.
The scores were constantly updating and there was no live feed so it was hard to tell what was happening from moment to moment, but when all was said and done Michael had climbed very well and ended up in a very proud 3rd place.
Great job Michael!!!
Here are the scores from the finals.
Nice job to all who competed, especially Josh Larson who has taken his first major pro comp win. The scores are very close and it’s clear that all the competitors gave great efforts.
Videos on Facebook: Pro Climbers International
Full video from LT11 should be out soon!