The CT Tree Climbing Competition took place on Saturday, May 2 2015, at Ballantine Park in Southbury. It was a fun and exciting event, with a good turnout to cheer on the 21 climbers. The five preliminary events got the crowd going, as the climbers worked their way through the five trees selected for the competition. The top 4 climbers based on their scores in the preliminary events were then selected to participate in the Masters Challenge. The Master’s Challenge itself turned out to be one of the more competitive and exciting on record, with the top two climbers, Matt Reynolds and Kyle Donaldson, battling down to the wire. In the end, it came down to which climber was successfully able to pull his gear out of the tree.
Congratulations to Kyle Donaldson, overall 2015 CTCC Champion, and to all the climbers, judges, volunteers and participants, who made this year’s competition again one to remember.
The Winners of each of the Preliminary Events:
- Aerial Rescue – Dan Severino
- Belayed Speed Climb – Kyle McCabe
- Secured Footlock – Kyle McCable
- Throw Line – Russell Plumb
- Work Climb – Matthew Reynolds
The 4 Master Challengers:
- Kyle Donaldson
- Matt Reynolds
- Dan Severino
- Tim Reynolds