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Summer Jam & Dyno Comp!

Dyno comp winner Wes Fowler in the prelim.

Dyno comp winner Wes Fowler taking D20, on a tricky side dyno, in the prelim  |  Aaron Colussi

Map of the 26 prelim dynos

Map of the 26 prelim dynos

Along with Summer Jam we had a dyno comp. The format was 2 hours of open prelims in the main gym and a two-station final for the top competitors on the Beach. Though Summer Jam was packed, we didn’t have too many participants brave enough to turn in their scorecards and take a crack at the finals stations, so we took a few dark horse candidates with open sign-up to round out the field to 7. One of our qualifiers is a comp team member who wasn’t able to stay for finals, so that left us with 6 finalists.

Wes sticking a finals dyno.

Wes sticking a finals dyno  |   Aaron Colussi

The top scoring qualifier was Wesley Fowler. Wes moved here from Florida last summer and has been a regular at The Spot. He did well at the Dyno-Mite Dyno Comp last September and also helped set during our setting tryout in February. He was the neon pink setter and set some cool problems, including one that was quite hard. Wes is an Olmec Apparel athlete and is hard to miss in the gym or on the rocks since he’s extremely tall (6’5″?) and has dreadlocks. His friends call him The Professor. In finals, Wes went last (since he qualified in first) and he dominated. He was the only person to stick the 7000 point dyno on station 1 and also did a few on station 2 that nobody else stuck. Perhaps most impressively, Wes’ first go on the 37,000 point prize dyno up the center of the Beach he actually hit the catch hold over the top–if he’d gotten just a tad farther he could have held on. It showed the dyno was possible for him and though he didn’t stick it on his last go, hopefully he will manage it some time this week.

Zach catching an Urban Plastix Tremor in the dyno prelims.

Zach catching an Urban Plastix Tremor in the dyno prelims  |  Aaron Colussi

Next in line was another tall competitor, Zachary Pierce. Zach actually had the hardest qualifier send with D23 (out of 26 total) and a total top-five qualifier score of 9,400. He didn’t do quite as well in finals, but he got a couple good catches and ended up in 4th place.

The third place qualifier was comp team climber Kyle Fridberg. Kyle wasn’t able to stay for finals so he didn’t compete. His qualifying score for his top 5 dynos was 3000 points.

 

Our final prelim qualifier was Ryan Coisson. This was Ryan’s first dyno comp, and he turned in a qualifier score just under Kyle with 2800 points for his top 5 dynos. In finals Ryan made a dramatic, crowd-pleasing catch on the left final station.

Ryan Coisson sticking a crazy dyno in finals.

Ryan Coisson sticking a crazy dyno in finals.

In addition to the prelim finalists, we added Martin Sotola, Anders Rasker, Christian Wagner. Christian and Anders both used to climb on The Spot Comp Team and we’re proud to say they’ve developed into quite the climbers. All three put on a good show in finals, with Martin giving some great jumps at the prize dyno and Christian and Anders both sticking several dynos at each station.

Martin Sotola going for the prize dyno in finals.

Martin Sotola going for the prize dyno in finals  |  Aaron Colussi

Christian Wagner actually stuck this  |  Aaron Colussi

Christian Wagner actually stuck this | Aaron Colussi

Anders Rasker nearly stuck this hard double-hand catch  |  Aaron Colussi

Anders Rasker nearly stuck this hard double-hand catch | Aaron Colussi

In the end the scores were as follows:

1. Wes Fowler – 10,800 2 falls

2. Anders Rasker – 8,200 no falls

3. Christian Wagner – 8,200 1 fall

4. Zach Pierce – 3,200 no falls

5. Martin Sotola – 2100 1 fall

6. Ryan Coisson – 1100 no falls

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All photos by Aaron ColussiClick here to see the rest of the Summer Jam album.

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Categories: 2014, Comps, Dyno Comp
  1. May 16, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Looks like a lot of fun! Some great pictures too!

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