Longtucky Showdown 2020 Wrap-up

That’s a wrap! The 2020 Longtucky Showdown is over and we can’t stop reminiscing (and rewatching the Finals livestream video, available here). It was a unique and exciting new take on our annual bouldering competition, with each competitor climbing in one of five 90-minute windows to ensure social distancing. Masks didn’t seem to hold our competitors back one bit, as they floated all the hard moves we could throw at them. Women’s Open finalist Stephanie Celommi even paused in a kneebar during finals to fix her mask before climbing on!

Men's Open

Congratulations to Hank Gaylord for winning our Men’s Open category. Hank took ample time to brush the huge, pink slopers before cruising through our steep Men’s Open finals problem. Toe hooks, insane core tension, and pure accuracy when completing big moves earned Hank the flash. Hank won a $250 cash prize and a lifetime membership to the Longmont Climbing Collective. Derek New took second place, winning a $200 cash prize and a 5-punch pass. Everett Sloane took third place, winning a $100 cash prize and a 5-punch pass. Jack Martinus took fourth place, winning a pair of Butora climbing shoes and a 5-punch pass.

Women's Open

Congratulations to Emily Herdic for winning our Women’s Open category. Emily rolled through shouldery moves and wrestled massive purple slopers before locking into a right kneebar and controlling a slick, undercling finish. She and Kylie both flashed our Women’s Open finals problem, sending them into overtime to battle for a highpoint on the Men’s Open finals problem. After already crushing hard boulder problems for hours on end, Kylie and Emily fought on more huge slopers until Emily reached the roof section (about halfway through our Men’s problem), securing first place in her category. Emily won a $250 cash prize and a lifetime membership to the Longmont Climbing Collective. Kylie Szilagyi took second place, winning a $200 cash prize and a 5-punch pass. Stephanie Celommi took third place, winning a $100 cash prize and a 5-punch pass. Melissa Caid took fourth place, winning a pair of Butora climbing shoes and a 5-punch pass.

Youth Competition

Congratulations to Lukas Davis for winning our Male Youth category. After taking a large portion of his limited finals time to brush holds and strategize, Lukas floated through bubble wrap slopers, kicked into the volume (a dynamic move that he turned static), and took a moment to rest before making the huge jump move to the finish hold, flashing our Male Youth finals problem. Lukas won a 5-punch pass, an 8BPlus chalk bag, and 100G of 8BPlus chalk. Calvin Meymaris took second place, winning a 5-punch pass. Reed Garfein took third place, winning a 5-punch pass.

Congratulations to Klara Meymaris for winning our Female Youth category. Klara utilized an impressive mix of flexibility, creativity, and pure strength to take down the yellow balance testpiece. She avoided glossy footholds by setting her feet high and rocking over her hips, and then employed a muscle-y toe-hook/heel-hook combo to float right past the last few crimps, flashing our Female Youth finals problem. Klara won a 5-punch pass, an 8BPlus chalk bag, and 100G of 8BPlus chalk. Kestrel Pikiewicz took second place, winning a 5-punch pass. Ava Walsh took third place, winning a 5-punch pass.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to our headline sponsors Butora, 8BPlus, Maxim, Grossenbart, and The Roost for providing amazing prizes for our competitors, as well as refreshing beer and good eats (parents of competitors and adult finalists alike celebrated with hummus and cold pints once all the climbing was finished). Thank you to our amazing community for supporting the Longtucky Showdown and the Longmont Climbing Collective, even as we adjust the typical competition format and adapt to new realities. We can’t wait to do it all again and see who takes home the championship next year!

Men's Open Finalists
Women's Open Finalists
Youth Champions Klara Meymaris and Lukas Davis
Stephanie Celommi Fixing Mask
Emily Herdic Flashing Women's Final Problem
Hank Gaylord Flashing Men's Final Problem

Longtucky Showdown 2020

Live Results: UPDATED 3:43pm – 4 waves completed. Last Wave has been completed…we are adding them as we go, all top scores have been added, we are simply doing final check now,  finalists please make your way to the LCC!

Men’s Open – Finals begin at 5pm – Top 4 are Finalists – Complete!

  1. Hank Gaylord – 9400
  2. Everett Sloan – 9400
  3. Jack Martinus – 9400
  4. Derek New – 9400
  5. Sam Rothstein – 9000
  6. Tanner Baver – 9000
  7. Andrey Lototskiy – 8700
  8. Simon Hibbeler – 8700
  9. Chris Deuto – 8100
  10. Rick Gentry – 8100
  11. Danny Montalvo – 7000
  12. Zach Mattias – 6800
  13. Alexander Dornemann – 6600
  14. Douglas Sabe – 6600
  15. Jackson Cloud – 6400
  16. Levi Hernandez – 6300
  17. Greg James – 6100
  18. Matt King – 5900
  19. Ryan Kelley 5300
  20. Justin Discar – 5100
  21. Josh Garfein – 4400
  22. Joran Seigal – 4300
  23. Max McElhiney – 4300
  24. Ashwath Gundepally – 2800
  25. Madison Sharps – 2800
  26. Ryan Schmitz – 2600
  27. Thomas Milam – 2400
  28. Thor Horberg – 2300
  29. Karuna Abe – 2100
  30. Henry Benzing – 800

Women’s Open – Finals begin at 5pm – Top 4 are Finalists – Completed

  1. Stephanie Celomni – 7000
  2. Melissa Caid – 7000
  3. Kylie Szilagyi – 7000
  4. Emily Herdic – 6900
  5. Maya Rudd – 6300
  6. Grace Ryan – 6200
  7. Nicole Miswell – 4100
  8. Riley Crawford – 3400
  9. Alyssa Castaneda – 1400
  10. Alexandra Gladleova – 1000
  11. Holly Humphries – 800
  12. Alisha Humphries – 300

Female Youth – Finals begin at 4pm – Top 3 are finalists – COmpleted

  1. Klara Meymaris – 6800
  2. Kestrel Pikiewicz – 5200
  3. Ava Walsh – 4400
  4. Mackenzie Sargent – 4000
  5. Eliza Graybill – 2600
  6. Amelia Christy – 1400
  7. Lilly Fable – 700
  8. Macy Graybill – 300
  9. Kajsa Horgberg – 300

Male Youth – Finals begin at 4pm – Top 3 are finalists – Completed

  1. Lukas Davis – 6800
  2. Reed Garfein – 6100
  3. Calvin Meymaris – 6000
  4. Leif Sundem – 4800
  5. Evan Bates -4700
  6. Ben Reinhold – 3800
  7. Milo Ruiz – 3800
  8. Quinn Kimmett – 3400
  9. Noah Thompson – 2600
  10. Camden Fligg – 2600
  11. Cayden Hajek – 1800
  12. Austin Holse – 1400
  13. Donovan Bosley – 1200
  14. Cole Walsh – 1100
  15. Milo Garfein – 900

 

On Saturday, November 14th take your shot at Longmont’s top climbing crown during Longmont Climbing Collective’s 3rd Annual Longtucky Showdown. Winners will earn prizes, a valuable LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP and join Daniel Woods and Isabelle Faus on the wall of fame!

There will be two divisions – Youth (ages 8-16) and Open (age 16+). Youth will compete for products and prizes and Open Division participants will compete for a $1,000 cash purse. In addition to these prizes, the top 4 Open Division male and female finalists will qualify for Paul Robinson’s “Battle of the Boards” in February 2021 to face the top pros in a fun bracket game of Pig, hosted by the LCC!

  • The competition will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 14th.
  • Each competitor must sign up below for a 90 minute slot to enter the LCC facility. Competitors may bring one guest/parent.
  • Finals will be:
    • Youth Division (ages 8-16) – 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Open Division (age 16+) – 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • All competitors will receive a complementary dinner from one of Longmont’s favorite restaurants – The Roost.
  • Youth Division: $15
  • Open Division: $30 members / $40 non-members.
  • Sign up before November 10th and receive 10% off your registration fee.
  • Finals will be live streamed on Instagram starting at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Happy Hour at the LCC, sponsored by GrossenBart Brewery and the TopOut Taproom, will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm outside on our patio and upstairs in the Taproom!

If your looking for another challenge, check out our neighbor’s Saturday Ninja event – The Colorado Ninja league! Use the code “longtuckyninja” at checkout and get 20% off on registration for BOTH Events. You must register by Noon on Friday, November 13th, FOR BOTH EVENTS, or your discount will be removed.

Got questions? Please stop by the front desk, call us at 720-340-3640 or email us at [email protected]