Fee: $85.00/person. Reserve your spot now!
Come out and watch the best climbers compete: Both days climbers start at 8:30 Directions to Ridgeview Park
Directions to Ridgeview Park From I-81: In Staunton, take the Route 250 exit east towards Waynesboro. Approximately 8 miles into Waynesboro will be the intersection of Route 250 and Route 340 (you’ll see a Burger King, BP Station, Subway, and Rite Aid): continue straight on Route 250. Take the second right (there’s a Hardees at this corner) and turn right onto South Magnolia Avenue. Follow South Magnolia as far as it goes and you’ll see the park. Follow signs from there.
From I-64: Take Exit 94. When you get off the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 340. Take Route 340 approximately 2 miles. At the traffic light at Riverview Cemetery, turn right onto 13th Street. Go one block to the stop sign and turn right onto South Magnolia Avenue. South Magnolia ends at the park. Follow signs from there.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Days Inn, 2060 Rosser Ave. Waynesboro, VA 22980, $72.99 plus taxes for Friday and Saturday night. To reserve a room, call 540-943-1101 and mention MAC-ISA to get the reduced rate. Please call right away to make your reservations. Deadline is March 27th. The hotel is about 3 miles from Ridgeview Park with many restaurants in the area. There are also a few double queen ($129.99) and king suites ($122.99) at Best Western Plus, 109 Apple Tree Ln, Waynesboro, to reserve a room call 540-942-1100 and mention MAC-ISA to get the reduced rate or register online.
Opportunities for Sponsors/Exhibitors!
Thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors (as of March 26)
City of Waynesboro – Host sponsor
Arbor Tech Supply – Aerial Rescue
Georgetown Insurance – Masters’
Bartlett Tree Experts - Work Climb
Forestry Equipment of Virginia - Footlock
SaveATree - Belayed Speed Climb
Davey Tree Experts - Judges and competitor lunches
TreeStuff.com - Prizes
Arborware - Gift Sponsor
Petzl - Gift Sponsor
K&M Lawn Garden and Arborist Supplies - Donation
Bandit Industries - Donation
MAC-ISA TCC Masters' Invitational 2014
On October 25, 2014, the Masters’ Invitiational was held at Algonkian Park in Sterling, Virginia. Special thanks to Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority for hosting the event.
- Champions: Jocelyn Lohse, Riverside Outfitters/TrueTimber and James Earhart, Arbor Care
- 2nd place: Andrew Dunavant, TrueTimber Tree Service
- 3rd place : Thomas Whitelock, Advance Arborist Solutions
- 4th place: Flint Anderson, treelife
Congratulations to all our award winners!
The following people competed: Flint Anderson, treelife, Mike Blashford, Bartlett Tree Experts, Chris Coates, Advanced Arboriculture, Sam Cooper, The Arborist Inc., Justin Courtney, Growing Earth Tree Care, Andrew Dunavant, TrueTimber Tree Service, James Earhart, Arbor Care, Mark Tremper, M-NCPPC, Thomas Whitelock, Advance Arborist Solutions and Jocelyn Lohse, Riverside Outfitters/TrueTimber.
Special thanks to Jim Martin and Growing Earth staff, Rob Springer, Bartlett Tree Experts and Randy Fackler, RSF Treecare for spending a day preparing the site for the competition. Way to go!
Special thanks to our judging team led by head judge Jim Martin, Growing Earth Tree Care, Tim Bushnell, Sherrilltree, Steve Castrogiovanni, Mead Tree, Mike Cotter, ExCel Tree, Randy Fackler, RSF Treecare, Morgan Lisle, Carrol Tree Service, Dean Massey, Arbor Artist, Donnie Osborn, M-NCPPC, Rob Springer, Bartlett Tree Experts, Trenton Thomas, Arbor Artist, Wesley White, White’s Landscape Service and Tim Zook, Growing Earth Tree Care.
Thanks also to Chris Kenney, Christine Huseman and Bonnie Deahl for helping with the scorekeeping.
Our champions will represent MAC-ISA at the 2015 ITCC in Tampa Florida, March 21-22.
Our full Tree Climbing Championship will be held on April 18 in Waynesboro, VA. The winner of this event will represent the chapter at the 2016 ITCC which will be held in early spring in Texas.