2012 ABS Divisional Championships

This past weekend marked the first annual ABS Divisional Championships held around the country. The Earth Treks Climbing Team travelled to northern New Jersey to compete at The Gravity Vault along with teams from all along the North East from northern Virginia to Maine. The team brought 33 competitors to the event, a two day long competition with day one being qualifiers and day two being finals.

The first round consisted of four boulder problems with competitors having 5 minutes to complete each problem. Twenty Earth Treks climbers placed in the Top 10 for their categories, allowing them into the finals round the next day. The finals round came down to only 3 boulder problems for each climber. After an excellent performance from all the climbers at the event, Earth Treks came away with 13 climbers placing high enough to earn a spot at this years Nationals on March 2-4th in Colorado Springs.

The following climbers have earned an invitation to the 2012 ABS National Championship:

  • Arabella J.- 2nd
  • Ben W.- 4th
  • Bryce D.- 5th
  • Brandon L.- 8th
  • Kayla L.- 3rd
  • Claire B.- 7th
  • Ben D.- 5th
  • Julianna J.- 2nd
  • Kerry S.- 5th
  • Clarissa S.- 7th
  • Danny P.- 8th
  • Nicole H.- 6th
  • Alice P.- 7th