Northern California Regionals

Sport Climbing:

Regional Champions; Natalia Grossman, Katrina Louie, Katrin Gentry, Mirko Caballero, Seth Rogers, Nick Bradley and Joshua Levin.

Silver medalists; Hanna Grossman, Alexa Nazarian, Cicada Jenerik, Dylan Meyerhoffer, Will Roderick.

Bronze Medalists; Sera Busse, Ethan Rogers, Aiden Le, Conor Everton.

Jacquelyn Wu 4th, Revan Florn 5th , Matthew Grossman 5th, Michael Cohen 6th, Rick Gentry 6th, Elise Buser 7th, Daniel Franklin 7th, Cameron Reed 7th, Nathan Frankel 8th, Mel Roderick 8th, Gabii Strandberg 10th, Dewi Zarni 12th, Andrew Dixon 14th, Sam Stewart 15th.

 

 

Speed Climbing:

Regional Champions; Natalia Grossman, Katrina Louie, Jacquelyn Wu, Cicada Jenerik, Mirko Caballero, Seth Rogers, Nick Bradley and Joshua Levin.

Silver medalists; Revan Florn, Elise Buser, Sera Busse, Ethan Rogers, Matthew Grossman, Sam Stewart.

Bronze Medalists; Hanna Grossman, Nathan Frankel, Will Roderick.

Rick Gentry 4th, Dylan Meyerhoffer 4th, Michael Cohen 4th, Aiden Le 5th, Connor Everton 5th, Alexa Nazarian 6th, Daniel Franklin 7th, Cameron Reed 7th, Dewi Zarni 8th, Mel Roderick 8th, Andrew Dixon 12th.

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Results for Local Competition at Rocknasium April 28, 2012

Female Youth D -
1. Natalia Grossman
4. Revan Florn 

Male Youth D -
1. Mirko Caballero
5. Ethan Rogers
6. Daniel Franklin

Female Youth C -
4. Dewi Zarni

Male Youth C -
1. Seth Rogers
2. Matthew Grossman
3. Dylan Meyerhoffer 
5. Aiden Le

Female Youth B -
1. Hanna Grossman
5. Hannah Donnelly

Male Youth B -
7. Nathan Frankel

Female Youth A -
4. Gabii Strandberg 

Male Youth A -
5. Andrew Dixon
6. Michael Cohen
8. Sam Steuart  

Male Junior -
1. Josh Levin 

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Results for Local Competition in Santa Cruz April 21, 2012

Female Youth D -
1. Natalia Grossman
10. Revan Florn

Male Youth D -
6. Ethan Rogers

Female Youth C -
8. Zarni Dewi

Male Youth C -
1. Cameron Read
2. Dylan Meyerhoffer
3. Matthew Grossman
4. Seth Rogers
Female Youth B -
1. Katrina Louie
10. Hannah Donnelly

Male Youth B -
1. Nicholas Bradley
8. Nathan Frankel
15. Michael Humphrey

Female Youth A -
7. Katrin Gentry

Male Youth A -
1. Connor Everton
11. Mel Roderick
14. Sam Steuart

Female Junior -
2. Cicada Jenerik

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Dylan Barks Bests Daniel Woods at SCS Nationals

Touchstone’s Zero Gravity Climbing Team Nets 4 of 9 Medals at the 2012 Sport Climbing Series Adult National Championships

April 6th and 7th, marked the 2012 Sport Climbing Series National Championships in Boulder, Colorado at Movement Climbing + Fitness.   Zero Gravity Climbers Josh Levin, Alexa Nazarian, Charlie Andrews, Dylan Barks and Jacquelyn Wu traveled to Boulder to compete with some of the best climbers in the country.  The National Championships are used to determine who can represent the US Team in this year’s World Cups and World Climbing Championships.

After the chalk settled from the two climb qualifying round, Josh Levin, Dylan Barks and Jacquelyn Wu made the 8 climber finals.  Had there been semifinals, Alexa Nazarian would have qualified with a respectable 16th.  Charlie Andrews came in 24th.

The next morning, Josh, Charlie and Jacquelyn tried their hand at the speed wall.  All three made it to speed finals held later in the evening.  Josh and Jacquelyn had the 2nd fastest times and Charlie had the 3rd.  Ranking was a combination of the qualifying round and the finals round.  Charlie was faster than Josh in the final round, but not enough to swap places.  Jacquelyn won her finals against Danielle Rogan, but not by enough to be National Champion.

At 6:45pm, Saturday evening, all the finalists came out to a packed house in order to be introduced to the crowd and the finals problems.  Over 400 people were at the event and stands plus 3 floors were full of spectators.  At 7pm, climbing began.

LT11 wrote “The finals round on Saturday was one for the history books.  For the women, Sasha Diguiulian dominated the field for the 3rd straight year with no falls and a relatively easy looking flash of the finals route…For the men it was a different story.  Daniel Woods was destined to win the 2012 SCS Nationals with an impressive flash of both qualifying routes.  In finals, poor route reading led to a fall down low and bumped him into 3rd place.  Newcomer, Dylan Barks hurtled into 2nd with an impressive read of the finals route but couldn’t hang in there for a send.  Vasya Vorotnikov, fresh off a debilitating shoulder injury, rose from the ashes for a monumental attempt on the finals route, achieving high point and his name in the record books.”

After the competition, Dylan said he was shocked at beating Daniel Woods.  He just focused on climbing his best and was thrilled with the results.  Jacquelyn couldn’t believe that she tied with Tiffany Hensley in the last climb and beat Angie Payne.  She was amazed when these seasoned climbers asked for her input in the final climb beta discussions.

With 3 climbers in sport finals and 3 climbers in speed finals, Coach Scot Jenerik must be doing something right with his climbers.

Finals results as follows:

Women’s Sport Climbing                            Men’s Sport Climbing
1 – Sasha Digullian                                              1 – Vasaya Vorotnikov
2 – Delaney Miller                                              2 – Dylan Barks
3 – Michaela Kiersch                                         3 –  Daniel Woods
5 – Tiffany Hensley                                            5 – Matty Hong
6 – Jacquelyn Wu                                          7 – Josh Levin
7 – Angela Payne                                                 12 – Carlo Traversi

Women’s Speed Climbing                           Men’s Speed Climbing
1 – Danielle Rogan                                              1 – Alex Johnson
2-  Jacquelyn Wu                                            2 – Josh Levin
3 – Kyra Condie                                                   3 – Charlie Andrews

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Results from SCS Open Nationals 2012

This weekend a few members of Zero Gravity traveled to Boulder, Colorado to compete at this year’s SCS Open Nationals. Here’s how they ended up:

Men’s Sport:
Dylan Barks – 2
Josh Levin – 7
Charlie Andrews – 24

Women’s Sport:
Jacquelyn Wu – 6
Alexa Nazarian – 16

Men’s Speed:
Josh Levin – 2
Charlie Andrews – 3

Women’s Speed:
Jacquelyn Wu – 2

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Video of Jacquelyn Wu Speed Climbing in Reno

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Results for local competition in Reno on March 31st, 2012:

Male Adult Caballero, Mirko 1
Female Junior Jenerik, Cicada 1
Male Junior Levin, Josh 1
Male Junior Gentry, Rick 2
Female Youth-A Wu, Jacquelyn 1
Female Youth-A Busse, Sera 4
Male Youth-A Everton, Connor 2
Male Youth-A Cohen, Michael 4
Female Youth-B Grossman, Hanna 1
Male Youth-B Bradley, Nicholas 1
Male Youth-C Rogers, Seth 1
Male Youth-C Grossman, Matthew 2
Male Youth-C Reed, Cameron 3
Male Youth-D Rogers, Ethan 2

Finals:
Male Open -
Josh Levin -1
Rick Gentry – 2
Mirko Caballero- 3
Nicholas Bradley – 4

Male Advanced -
Connor Everton – 1
Michael Cohen – 3

Female Open -
Cicada Jenerik – 1
Jacquelyn Wu – 2

Female Advanced -
Hanna Grossman – 2

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Placements for the Monterey Competition on March 24, 2012 at Sand City:

Female Youth-A Nazarian, Alexa 2
Female Youth-A Busse, Sera 4
Female Youth-A Wu, Jacquelyn 4
Female Youth-A Gentry, Katrin 7
Female Youth-B Grossman, Hanna 1
Female Youth-D Grossman, Natalia 1

Male Junior Gentry, Rick 1
Male Youth-A Everton, Connor 2
Male Youth-A Dixon, Andrew 5
Male Youth-A Roderick, Mel 6
Male Youth-B Bradley, Nicholas 1
Male Youth-B Humphrey, Michael 7
Male Youth-C Read, Cameron 1
Male Youth-D Caballero, Mirko 1
Male Youth-D Rogers, Ethan 4

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Zero Gravity Takes On Nationals

As climbing moves toward the Olympics, USA Climbing paired up with the US Olympic committee this year to host the Open and Youth Bouldering National Championships in Colorado Springs, CO.  The Open competition was held on February 24th and 25th.  This was easily the strongest depth of field of any Climbing National Championship to date, with the outcome going down to the last attempts on the day.  Touchstone member Ethan Pringle looked to win the comp but dropped to 2nd place as Daniel Woods pulled out the win in the dying moments.  Touchstone Zero Gravity Climbing Team members did well in this strong field with four of the six participating qualifying for Semi-Finals.  Joshua Levin 16th, Cicada Jenerik 17th, Jacquelyn Wu 21st, Sera Busse 23rd, Will Roderick 47th, Rick Gentery 50th.

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Men’s Highlights 

Women’s Highlights

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The Touchstone Zero Gravity team returned the next weekend of March 2-4 to compete in the USA Climbing Youth Bouldering National Championships.  The team had a solid performance and took 3rd place in the Team Standings.  Cicada Jenerik and Mirko Caballero absolutely dominated the competition and were National Champions.  Jacquelyn Wu and Dylan Barks won the Silver medal, Natalia Grossman the Bronze, Joshua Levin 4th, Matt Gorssman 7th, Charlie Andrews 8th, Rick Gentery 14th, Dylan Meyerhoffer 15th, Courtney Ceran 22nd, Connor Everton, 24th, Will Roderick 23rd, Hanna Grossman 24th, Hannah Le 24th.  Cicada, Mirko, Jacquelyn, Dylan and Joshua were all selected for the US National Team.

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As amazing as the individual and team performance were, an even bigger honor was bestowed on Joshua Levin as the recipient of the North Face Young Gun award.  This award, presented by the North Face and USA Climbing, recognizes a young climber who is the epitome of sportsmanship, exceptional climbing ability, and an all around amazing ambassador for the climbing industry.  Prior to receiving the award, Joshua commented” just to be nominated is the biggest honor of my life”  His coach Scot Jenerik felt the same way when it was announced that the three nominees were all athletes that he coaches on the Touchstone Zero Gravity team.  Congratulations as well to nominees Dylan Barks and Charlie Andrews.

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Many of the Touchstone Zero Gravity Open category competitors will head back to Colorado, April 6th and 7th for the USA Climbing SCS (ropes) Open National Championship.

ABS Nationals Team

A few of the team from Left to Right- Rick Gentery, Sera Busse, Joshua Levin, Will Roderick, Cicada Jenerik, Jacquelyn Wu

- Touchstone Climbing Blog

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Sand City Competition

The first SCS competition is coming up in Sand City on March 24th.   Details can be found at: http://rockgym.com/about/welcome/climbing-competitions/  The current SCS calendar can be found at:  http://usaclimbing.net/regional/regional_news.cfm?region=103

Also, don’t forget to make reservations for March 30th weekend – Friday and Saturday night in Reno at the Best Western.  Weather willing – some of us will be at the Speed Wall/Multipitch Wall in Reno on Sunday.  Others may be skiing.  Details and contact info are below.  We get upgraded rooms and free breakfast – just mention USA climbing for the reservations.

Hi Mr. Wu,
Good to hear from you. Thank you for choosing us again!
Yes, we love to provide the same room rate as last time.
$64.00 plus tax including 1 breakfast
$68.00 plus tax including 2 breakfast
$72.00 plus tax including 3 breakfast
$76.00 plus tax including 4 breakfast
Free conference room at 8:30pm on Friday night is not a problem.
Thanks & Best Regards,

Sally Cao
Front Office Manager
Best Western Airport Plaza Hotel
1981 Terminal Way
Reno, NV 89502
775-348-6370
775-348-9722 (fax)

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