Slide Shows from the 2022 Connnecticut Tree Climbing Competition Preliminary Events
On Saturday, May 14th, the CT Tree Protective Association held its annual Connecticut Tree Climbing Competition in Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. The weather for most of the day was overcast and cool, perfect weather for climbers, at least until the end of the day, during the Master’s Competition. But, that is getting ahead of the story.
For the event, there were 21 competitors this year. This all, everyone in the competition was male, as no women signed up to climb. Boothe Memorial Park provided an excellent venue for the event – great trees, well-spaced with open crowns that allowed for excellent viewing for the spectators. The organizers of the event as well as the volunteers who helped run the competition all did a fantastic job of bring the CTCC back to life.
This was the 16th time that the CTCC has been held, although CTPA is calling it the 18th Annual Competition, to include the 2 year pause for COVID. The enthusiasm among the climbers and volunteers was obvious. Of particular note were the many past climbers who returned this year as volunteers, helping to maintain the safety lines that are needed in several of the competitions, time events and serve as judges. The events all ran smoothly, with all of the skill, camaraderie and spirit that has characterized all previous CTCC’s back on display in 2022.
The results of the competition are listed below, along with a partial list of the volunteers and of the Gold, Silver and Bronze level Sponsors. The results of the Master’s Competition will be included in a separate post.
Preliminary Round – Points per Event
|Ranking||Competitor||Aerial Rescue||Speed Climb||Ascent Event||Throw Line||Work Climb||Score Total: Preliminary Round|
Gold Level Sponsors
Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co; Stamford, CT
Arbor Services of CT, Inc.
Bartlett Tree Experts; Southampton, NY
Davey / The Care of Trees; Hamden, CT
Emerald Tree and Shrub Care; West Harrison, NY
ESSCO Distributors of CT; Milford, CT
Ferguson & McGuire; Wallingford, CT
Grimshaw Tree Service, Windsor, CT
RBI / Shelter Tree; North Attleboro, MA
SavATree; Bedford Hills, NY
Southbury Tree Service; Southbury, CT
Stihl; Shelton, CT
Silver Level Sponsors
Blueprint Benefit Advisors; Branford, CT
Emmons Tree & Landscaping Services, New Milford, CT
Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service; Stratford, CT
Survival Group; North Haven, CT
Bronze Level Sponsor
Marc Warren; Colchester, CT
Thanks to Rayzors Edge, Arbor Green Tree Services and the Town of Stratford, who donated the equipment needed to make the day work as well as it did.
Special thanks goes to the Kelly Kerrigan, Amy Knorr and others from the Town of Stratford, who were invaluable in helping to make the Park ready and who turned out to see what a success it turned out to be!