Carlo ventured down to New Mexico last weekend for the innovative Yank ‘n Yard bouldering competition. What makes it different? Last year the Yank ‘n Yard was the first bouldering comp in the US (maybe the world?) to have hanging volumes. You can check out the video of last year’s colorful finals here–14th Yank-n-Yard Recap. Our very own coach Tiffany Hensley won the women’s category at last year’s event, and Jon Glassberg took 4th in the men’s. This year Jon Carwell won the men’s and Carlo took 2nd.
I have no idea of the results beyond that but I will post them a nd video if I see any. Nice job Carlo!
Update – Thanks to Bryan here are the top results. Notice that Megan Mascarenas, who also won the Open at the Gun Show, won the event.
1st Jon Cardwell, Albuquerque, NM
2nd Carlo Traversi, Boulder CO
3rd Michael O’Rourke, Boulder CO
4th Nicholas Sherman, Boulder, CO
5th Ian Dory, Ft. Collins CO
6th, Asher Shay-Nemirow, Denver, CO
1st Megan Mascarenas, CO Springs, CO
2nd Tyler Youngworth. CO Springs, CO
3rd Jesse Youngworth. CO Springs. CO
4th Sierra Blair-Coyle, Scottsdale, AZ
5th Flannery Shay-Nemirow, Denver, CO
6th Sarah Fullerton, CO Springs, CO
The setters all attended semifinals so we could get a good feel for how the competitors were climbing and make sure we didn’t need to make any tweaks to the difficulty of the finals problems. I brought the little Flip camera my mom gave me for my birthday and shot some video of various people climbing various problems. This video is of the DRCC Women’s Semifinals problems (though the first two are non-DRCC cause we didn’t have enough holds). Most of the women who competed are in it, though I missed Audrey Sniezek and Kristen Felix–sorry girls! The edit is pretty rough cause I didn’t have a ton of time, and I decided that comp background noises would give you a better feel for how things were going than a techno track would, so the original noise is in all the clips. I’ll put a guys one together when I have time. Enjoy!
Photos, videos, and reviews of The Battle in The Bubble are pouring in. It’s worth noting that there was a mistake on the original finals score posting–Chauncy Cox ended up in 4th and Flannery Shay-Nemirow was in 5th. The mix-up was due to the fact that Flannery’s performance on earlier problems gave her a higher combined score than Chanuncy had, but Chauncy did better on the last problem they climbed on (W2) and since in the elimination format each problem is a blank slate, Chauncy’s performance progressed her to problem 3 and therefore she beat Flan, who suffered on the slab of problem 2. Make sense? I hope? Results for all the events (citizen’s, semis, and finals) are here: Results | The Battle in The Bubble | Boulder, CO
Video #1 is out–a highlight reel from Sender Films. Click here, and if it starts on the wrong video, scroll down on the right side–it’s the bottom one: Battle in the Bubble Highlight Reel on Spot TV
For some pictures by a guy who actually knows what he’s doing, check out these: Battle in the Bubble Finals – Bouldering Comp | Fullerton Images
There are also many pics showing up on Facebook and Keith Ladzinski took a bunch that will be showing up soon. Stay tuned!