2009 Thrash & Dangle Fest
April 25, 2009
Presented by the Phoenix Rock Gym and AZ Cliff Hanger
The comp was limited to the first 100 people, where we actually had 122 competitors total.
Also 92 Sponsors total.
$25.00 to enter
Thrashers: (Elite) cash prizes
Male and female, 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50
Danglers (Age) mfg prizes
Age breakdown: male and female, 0-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
3 hour competition: 6pm - 9pm Saturday
Award ceremony: 9pm - 10pm
Top 7 boulder problems for score
Competitors receive competitor packets filled with tons of coupons, stickers and mfg schwag when they first register for the comp on comp day.
T-Shirts were made but just for the comp staff.
- Balance Beam ( Cody Abernathy 8 seconds )
- Blindfold ( Eric Ebele 14.25 seconds )
- One Arm Climbing ( Adam Holcomb 18.81 seconds )
- Rope climb ( Eric Ebele 11.84 seconds )
- Slackline ( Logan Lane 12.5 seconds )
- Speed route ( Pat Maclane 15.38 seconds )
- Spinner route ( Chris Anderson 33.25 seconds )
- Two Person ( Pat Maclane/Sierra Blair Coyle 11.37 seconds )
All competitors gain raffle tickets for completing the side events. Fastest time for each side event received a prize and sometimes a trophy.
Side Event raffles only included the competitors that entered that individual side event.
First to sign up: ( Kyle Park )
Oldest - Golden Piton ( Ron Logan )
Youngest - ( Riley Mick )
Worst score - ( Simona Olson )
Heaviest - ( David Dare )
Comp Director and Artwork - Marty Karabin
Sponsors - Marty Karabin and Robert Olson
Master of Ceremonies - Robert Olson
Prize distribution - Justin Wagner
Music energy - Giorgio Mosesso
Singing the Star Spangled Banner - Simona Olson
- Justin Wagner (lead course setter)
- Marty Karabin (side events)
- William Haeberle
- Jeremy Cox
- Robert Olson
Sponsor booths at the Fest:
- Klime Clothing
- Three Ball Climbing Holds
- Emma’s Custom Chalkbags
Massage tables - Affordable Laser & Skin
Catered food - Tipps Thai Cuisine
Shout out for as many crash pads as we can borrow from people. Climbmax gym highball pads.
Raffle boulder problem sponsors:
- Red Bull (V0)
- Three Ball Climbing (V0)
- Climb It Holds (V2)
- Uprox Holds (V4)
- Contact Climbing (V6)
- Planetary Holds (V8)
Only the climbers that complete the sponsored boulder problems get into that individual raffle.
T-Shirts and ribbons made by MK Productions
Media flyers made by MK Productions
Score card and graphs made by Justin Wagner
Metal plates as gifts to sponsors made by Paul Diefenderfer
For the award ceremony tons of hats, chalk bags, stickers, shirts etc were thrown out to the competitors. Ribbon Girl hands out ribbons to the winners. Milk crates podium used for three step award ceremony.
Cash Pad Raffle - 1/2 monies and crash pad goes to the raffle ticket winner, 1/2 monies goes to the Access Fund. This raffle is allowed for everybody who attended the comp, not just the competitors.
$360 received total - divided by 2
Best overall score:
Male - Julian Bautista, age 16
Female - Sierra Blair Coyle, age 15
2009 T&D comp announcement
2009 Sponsor thank you packet
T&D 2009 COMP NOTES:
The 2009 T&D comp was totally awesome!!
For 2009 we added a highball bouldering section which was located in the Hueco overhang. The Hueco at that time was being repainted so the comp went on with the walls being bare wood. Climbmax Gym let us use the thick S7 pads they had which were from the old dyno comps from the Phoenix Bouldering Contest comps. Six winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons were designed specially for the men and women winners.
- We added boulder problems that were sponsored. Every competitor that completes the sponsored boulder problem gets into a separate raffle and wins a prize that the sponsor provided.
Each first place winner in the comp categories received this metal made by Paul Diefenderfer. Blacksmith method of using 12 volt electric current on the metal while soaking in water with washing soda. This gives the metal a pitted antique look. The flat unpitted areas were protected by a thick sticker while soaking. Added PRG T&D print on fiber paper. Desert Rat Forge.