2016 Midwestern Chapter Tree Climbing Championships
The 2016 Midwestern Chapter Tree Climbing Championships (MW-TCC) will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, at HanscomPark on June 4. For the second year in a row the City of Omaha will serve as our host and this fabulous facility promises to be just as wonderful and accommodating as last year.
All participants including competitors, judges and volunteers are reminded that they are required to register online for this event. To assure a spot in the contest, climbers must register prior to the competition and all completed and signed insurance forms must be submitted during the June 3d check in. Also, please note that climbers must be members of the Midwestern Chapter and reside within our seven member states in order to participate in the Masters’ Challenge.
The Hilton Garden Inn, Omaha East / Council Bluffs will once again be our headquarters hotel and this venue is conveniently located on Interstate 80 at 2702 Mid America Drive, less than 6 miles from Hanscom Park just across the river from Omaha. The facility is easily accessible from all reaches of the Midwestern Chapter and, if you are interested in extending your stay, downtown Omaha is nearby with its many metropolitan attractions and entertainment opportunities.
As usual, all contestants will compete in five preliminary events to qualify as one of the competitor who earn the right to move on to the championship round, “The Masters Challenge.” The preliminary events include Secured Foot Lock, Belayed Speed Climb, Aerial Rescue, Work Climb and Throw Line. Prizes and plaques will be awarded to the top finishers in each preliminary event in accordance with the Midwestern Chapter MW-TCC Prize Distribution Policy.
The winner of the Masters Challenge will be awarded a special prize package of state-of-the-art climbing gear as well as the peer recognition which comes with their victory. The champion also earns the right to represent the Midwestern Chapter at the International Tree Climbing Championships to be held in Milwaukee in early August. As always, ISA CEUs will be available for the climbers and judges.
Details for the event, including all the information needed to register, is available on the Midwestern Chapter Web site at www.mwisa.org. Please come join us for a spirited competition and a great chance to observe skilled tree climbers exhibiting all the skills and techniques that make them masters of their trade.
2017 Midwestern Chapter Conference – St. Louis
St. Louis has been selected as the location for the 2017 Midwestern Chapter Annual Conference and Trade Show. The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac will host our event which will be held on February 1 - 3. This beautiful hotel features outstanding amenities and a very reasonable a room rate of $89.00 per night. Easy access off of Intestate 64 and plenty of free parking add to the attraction of this year’s accommodations.
Watch the Chapter Web site (www.mwisa.org) for developing information and please contact me if you would like to be involved in exhibiting or sponsoring this most worthwhile Chapter function.
Chapter Certification Liaison Thank You – Chris Johnson
The Midwestern Chapter would like to heartily thank Chris Johnson for his meritorious service to our membership as our Certification Liaison for the past five years. We greatly appreciate all of his years of hard work and dedication to the Chapter and are grateful for his willingness to stay on for an extended period of time to ensure a smooth transition for his replacement.
Chris will be missed for his deep knowledge of the many facets of certification as well as for his many other contributions to our organization. When you see him next, please thank him for volunteering so much of his time on behalf of the Midwestern Chapter and our membership.
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