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Regional Coordinators: Lisa Coyne and Denise Nerison
Pacific Northwest News
Website updated: September 15th, 2011
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The comp season is now upon us! A reminder to all the parents out there to get your kids registered as soon as possible. The first comp in our region is not for another month but it's best to not wait until the last minute to make sure things run smoothly. Also, you may want to travel to a comp nearby in Oregon, Idaho or anywhere in the U.S.
August 18th, 2011
Hello to all! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and getting their batteries recharged for the upcoming climbing season. As many of you have heard, there have been a few major changes since the end of last season.
The first is that Emmy Surma has stepped down as a Regional Coordinator. She is exploring other avenues in the climbing world and decided that she would not be able to fulfill her duties as an RC. I want to thank her for all of the time and effort she has put in to help make this one of the best climbing regions in the country. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that is unnoticed and she always did them with a big smile and patience (Yes, she WAS holding back!). She will still be around the comp scene so if you see her, give her a big thank you. Emmy, I will miss you and you will be missed by our new region. THANK YOU!
You saw that right. I said NEW region. USAC has changed the regional boundaries for the upcoming season. We are now currently known as Region 101 and it consists of Washington and Alaska. In a nutshell, 2 local comps will be needed to be eligible to advance past Regionals for both ABS and SCS. Divisionals has been added to the ABS season to mirror the SCS season. You can still participate in any local across the country and it will count towards Regionals, however, you must participate in your home Regional and Divisional to advance to Nationals. All of this information will eventually be posted again on this website. Some day. Feel free to contact me with any questions about this but again, they will post all the information soon.
As sad as I was to see Emmy step down, I am just as happy to see someone step up. Introducing your new Co-RC of Region 101, John Dixon! He has agreed to volunteer his time and try to continue the tradition of GREAT RC's in this region (Denise, Emmy and me. Ha!). Thanks, John, for being our next victim. Say hi when you see him and thank him, too.
The schedule for Region 101 is now set for the ABS13 season. You can see it at the bottom of this page.
Listed below that are the Oregon locals for those that are interested. Miss Avery Cook has stepped up in a big way and agreed to be a Co-RC for the new Region 102 (Oregon-Montana-Idaho). Until USAC actually changes this Regional page to show the new boundaries, we will continue to post some of their info on this site. You can contact her at email@example.com. Thanks, Avery, for taking on this extra responsibility. You da (wo)man!
Finally, I've been around our climbing community for four years now. Every year I see the sport growing more and more. With more competitors that means more of a need for volunteers. Many parents volunteer at USAC comps and I thank you for that. We could still use more help. So, if you have any interest at all in volunteering, please don't hesitate to talk to your home gym if they are hosting a comp or ask John or myself how you can help. Remember, it's for the kids! Thanks.
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!
Region 101 (Does anyone like the name WASHASKA?) Co-RC
IMPORTANT INFO TO REMEMBER:
SCS2012 Season Schedule
Please Note: Gyms require a NEW waiver for each competition, for every SCS season...no exceptions
(information is subject to change)
Climbers, Parents and Coaches, please confirm you/your climber(s) have completed 3-local comps on the SCS Results page
2011/2012 ABS13 Season Schedule
Please Note: Gyms require a NEW waiver for each competition, for every ABS season...no exceptions
(information is subject to change)
Climbers, Parents and Coaches, please confirm you/your climber(s) have completed 2-local comps on the ABS Results page
Local on 10/01/11 - Bend Rock Gym - Bend, OR.
Local on 10/08/11 - Stoneworks - Beaverton, OR.
Local on 11/05/11 - Clubsport - Tigard, OR.
Local on 11/19/11 - Rogue Rock Gym - Medford, OR.
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