Summer is almost over!

We are excited for the beginning of a new season.  The Fall/Winter Bouldering Season is fast approaching.  In preperation we will be having our Season Kick Off Meetings as follows:

8.22 6pm @Austin Rock Gym & 8.23 6pm @Crux Climbing Center these are Informational sessions that will tell you all about the team, the sport, and the upcoming 2018-2019 season.

Huge Shout to our team members that competed at Nationals this Summer, Maya Madere, Nico Isunza, James Roberts, and Uma Green!  Maya ended up taking the Bronze Medal and earning a spot on the US Team.  She will be competing at the Youth World Championships in Moscow- we'll all be wishing you luck Maya!!!  Nico Isunza took 4th place in Speed and earned a .spot on the US Team as well.

We just wrapped up our Team Summer Trip at the El Rito climbing areas in New Mexico.  The kids had a blast, did some amazing climbing, and enjoyed some excellent high mountain weather!

We welcome everyone back from their summer adventures and hope to see a lot of new faces on the team this fall as well!

2018 Sport and Speed Season/Summer Update

We are about to head to Nationals in Atlanta and we have four athletes going to compete!  Maya Madere, James Roberts, Nico Isunza, and Uma Green- Wish them all Luck!

So far the summer is going very well, the kids are crushing and having a great time with traveling to competitions such as Dividsional Championships in ABQ, NM, doing our week long training camps full of running, climbing and swimming, and most recently getting ready for Nationals at our training camp in Katy, TX at Momentum Climbing and fitness!

Check out some photos from the summer so far here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LBU4yg2BkrJeMTKK8

 

Youth Bouldering Divisionals

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Divisionals is approaching quickly!

Divisional Championships is on January 13th and 14th at The Bloc in Tucson, Arizona.

Congratulations to all of our climbers that competed in Regionals - and to Team ATX in general, who took 3rd place out of 11 teams. Even if if you didn’t go to Regionals, we all have a part in that! Here are our crushers who will be competing at Divisionals:

Maya Madere- 2nd place, Female Junior

Ella Gardner- 10th Place, Female Junior

Sage Kramer- 9th Place Female Youth B

Claire Sherman- 11th Place, Female Youth B

Gretchen Myrick- 3rd Place, Female Youth C

Olive Embry- 6th Place, Female Youth C

Uma Green- 9th Place, Female Youth C

Nico Isunza- 8th Place, Male Youth C

Katara Gurugopal- 10th Place, Female Youth D

If you will be competing, make sure you fill out the waiver for The Bloc gym in advance. You can view the 2-day schedule here.

 Good luck to everyone!

Weekly Newsletter - 9/26/17

Great job to everyone who competed on Saturday at inSpire. Our climbers did an amazing job at the first comp of the year. Let's keep it up!

Austin Bouldering Project Schedule

If you are competing this Saturday do not practice on Friday- Rest!

The competition starts very early on Saturday. Here is the basic schedule:

  • 6:15 Registration begins
  • 7:10 Youth Round Rules Meeting
  • 7:30 Youth Round Starts
  • 10:30 Youth Round Ends
  • 11:30 Youth Awards Ceremony

We are meeting at 7:00 sharp for warm up and team meeting. Make sure you are on time. 

Reminder that coaching fees, uniform items, and other team related expenses can be paid for through your team subscription/card on file.

Your climber must have either a full USA Climbing membership or day pass to compete on Saturday. Once the event begins, you CANNOT purchase one and your climber will NOT be able to participate. You can purchase a full member ship or day pass here

All climbers must have a waiver on file with ABP. Please fill one out online before Saturday to speed up the check-in process. You can fill one out here.

Uniforms

If you will be competing with the team, you must wear a team shirt. There are green T-shirts or white tank tops—you can wear either. You can order both if you’d like. Other uniform items available are hoodies, track jackets, beanies, and ball caps. Coach John has the shirts at practice and will have them at the comp on Saturday. 

Team Pictures

We are taking our TeamATX picture on Saturday, October 14 at 9:30 at Crux Climbing Center. Please be sure to be there with your team shirt on.  

USA Climbing Membership

Climbers must either have a full USA Climbing Membership or a USA Climbing Day Membership for a competition to count towards Regionals. Day memberships can be purchased starting the Monday before the event. You can purchase a membership here.

PIF Option

If you know you are going to be around the team for a while, you can opt to PIF for a year and get 1 month free- total comes out to $1870. Let me know if you would like to take advantage of this special offer.

Team Google Doc/Sign Up Spreadsheets

This is how Coach John keeps track of who is going to attend practices at each gym and when so he can make sure to have enough coaches there. It's also how you tell Coach John that you will be attending competitions. (NOTE: You still need to register for comps with the host gyms.) You can also sign up for spaces on the team van if you want a lift to out-of-town events. View the doc.

Ordering/ buying Climbing Shoes and Gear

Each climber must have their own climbing gear. You can purchase shoes, harnesses, chalk-bags through the team's Pro-Deal from Mad Rock. The order form is attached to each week's newsletter. 

You can also shop for this gear locally at places like either of the two gyms or Whole Earth Provision Co. I recommend Whole Earth Provision Co. over REI because Whole Earth supports the team and the climbing community and has done so for decades, in a huge way! Plus Whole Earth is a native Austin company as opposed to a huge national chain.

Event Coaching Fees

Event coaching fees are automatically charged to your account after each event. For most locals the fee is $5 per athlete, some out of town competitions are $20, Regionals will be $35, Divisionals will be $65, and Nationals will be $125. These fees are also indicated the Event Details Tab of the Events Calendar Google Doc. If this is an issue please let me know and it might be possible for me to collect your fees another way.

USA Climbing Categories

Youth D: 2007 and later

Youth C: 2005-2006

Youth B: 2003-2004

Youth A: 2001-2002

Junior: 1999-2000

 

Weekly Newsletter - 9/11/17

UNIFORMS

Please use the link below to the Team Uniform Order Form. If you will be competing with the team, you must wear a team shirt. There are green T-shirts or white tank tops—you can wear either. You can order both if you’d like. Other uniform items available are hoodies, track jackets, beanies, and ball caps. These items are not mandatory but pretty cool to have! I’ll Need to place this order by the end of the week so please fill out yours ASAP! We need at least 12 people to order track jackets for us to be able to order them (minimum order requirement) Once all the orders com in this week, I’ll let you know if we were able to get them or not. 

Team Pictures

We are taking our TeamATX picture on Saturday, October 14 at 9:30 at Crux Climbing Center. Please be sure to be there with your team shirt on.  

Upcoming Competitions

Registration is open for the InSpire and ABP competitions. These events fill up early, so register now! You MUST register with each gym. 

inSPIRE Rock 9/23 — Register Here

Austin Bouldering Project 9/30 — Register Here

USA Climbing Membership

Climbers must either have a full USA Climbing Membership or a USA Climbing Day Membership for a competition to count towards Regionals. Day memberships are good for 24 hours only, so they must be purchased the day before the event. You can purchase a membership here.

PIF Option

If you know you are going to be around the team for a while, you can opt to PIF for a year and get 1 month free- total comes out to $1870. Let me know if you would like to take advantage of this special offer.

Team Google Doc/Sign Up Spreadsheets

This is how Coach John keeps track of who is going to attend practices at each gym and when so he can make sure to have enough coaches there. It's also how you tell Coach John that you will be attending competitions. (NOTE: You still need to register for comps with the host gyms.) You can also sign up for spaces on the team van if you want a lift to out-of-town events. View the doc.

Ordering/ buying Climbing Shoes and Gear

Each climber must have their own climbing gear. You can purchase shoes, harnesses, chalk-bags through the team's Pro-Deal from Mad Rock. The order form is attached to each week's newsletter. 

You can also shop for this gear locally at places like either of the two gyms or Whole Earth Provision Co. I recommend Whole Earth Provision Co. over REI because Whole Earth supports the team and the climbing community and has done so for decades, in a huge way! Plus Whole Earth is a native Austin company as opposed to a huge national chain.

Event Coaching Fees

Event coaching fees are automatically charged to your account after each event. For most locals the fee is $5 per athlete, some out of town competitions are $20, Regionals will be $35, Divisionals will be $65, and Nationals will be $125. These fees are also indicated the Event Details Tab of the Events Calendar Google Doc. If this is an issue please let me know and it might be possible for me to collect your fees another way.

USA Climbing Categories

Youth D: 2007 and later

Youth C: 2005-2006

Youth B: 2003-2004

Youth A: 2001-2002

Junior: 1999-2000

 

Congrats to Maya Madere

On September 2nd in Innsbruck Austria All of the best 18-19 year old competition boulderers on the planet squared off in the Finals at the Youth World Climbing Championships.  It was a very close and dramatic finish in the Femal Junior Category and in the end our girl Maya Madere won the Silver Medal.  One year ago in the same event she took 3rd place.  We love this trend of moving up every year!  Keep up the great work Maya, all of us here at home in Austin and around the country are very proud of you.  Way to represent the USA, Texas, and Austin!

You can check out Maya's awesome performance at World Championships here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpQouy8eFw

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Regionals are a Wrap!

Team ATX had a great showing at the Region 402 Championships this past weekend in Grapevine. All the YD girls handled hours in ISO like the pros they are. It was amazing to see the progress each and every climber has made this season. If you have pictures or videos you'd like to share, send them in. 

The following climbers received invites to Divisional Championships in Albuquerque, NM in June. Great job everyone! 

Sport

  • Female Junior: Maya Madere, 3rd place
  • Male Junior: Dawson Gosh, 7th place
  • Female Youth A: Ella Gardner, 4th place
  • Male Youth A: Aiden Henry, 2nd place
  • Female Youth B: Nadia Henry, 9th place
  • Male Youth B: Jack Wayne Cooksey, 8th place / Hank Lewis, 9th place 
  • Female Youth C: Claire Sherman, 4th place / Sage Kramer, 5th place / Gretchen Myrick, 7th place
  • Female Youth D: Uma Green, 3rd place / Adoss Littleton, 7th place 

If you competed in speed at Regionals, you automatically get an invite to Divisionals in the event. Here are the climbers who placed in the top 10 in each category.

  • Female Junior: Maya Madere, 3rd place
  • Female Youth A: Ella Gardner, 5th place
  • Male Youth A: Aiden Henry, 7th place
  • Female Youth B: Nadia Henry, 9th place / Kate Oliver, 10th place
  • Male Youth B: Jack Wayne Cooksey, 6th place / Hank Lewis, 7th place, Nicho Lucas, 10th place
  • Female Youth C: Claire Sherman, 4th place / Gretchen Myrick, 6th place / Sage Kramer, 7th place / Olive Embry, 9th place
  • Male Youth C: Nico Isunza, 2nd place, James Roberts, 4th place 
  • Female Youth D: Uma Green, 5th place / Adoss Littleton, 10th place

 

Harker Heights

Team ATX had a great day in Harker Heights. Here are the results. 

Male Junior

  • Oscar  - 2
  • Dawson - 3

Female A

Ella - 2

Male B

  • David - 3
  • Nicholas 7
  • Lincoln - 8

Female B

  • Kate - 2
  • Nadia - 4

Male C

  • Nico - 3
  • Alex - 5
  • James - 8

Female C

  • Gretchen - 3
  • Claire - 4
  • Olive - 11 

Male D

  • Oakley - 10
  • Miller - 16

Female C

  • Adoss - 1
  • Adeline - 6
  • Katara - 7
  • Natalie  - 11
  • Elizabeth 13