The Husqvarna sponsored NZ Arb 2014 National Tree Climbing Championships was held in Rotorua on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th October.
The NTCC is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference.
The Husqvarna sponsored NTCC results are now available…
Seven Sharp TV link to NTCC 2014
NZ Arb wishes to thank all the competitors for participating in the Husqvarna – NZ Arb National TCC at Rotorua.
Craig Wilson won the Men’s Masters to be crowned 2014 champion, while Nicky Ward-Allen won the Women’s title once again. Nicky has stood down from representing NZ at the next ITCC in Florida and so Steph White will be the NZ rep for the women along with Craig Wilson, joining defending ITCC Champion Scott Forrest in the kiwi team.
Thanks to major sponsor Husqvarna and all the other event sponsors.
Top 5 standings after the preliminaries events were…
Matt Glen – 156.98
Drew Bristow – 149.47
Craig Wilson – 144.99
Andy Neverman – 141.57
David Stejskal – 139.57
Individual event winners were…
Arborgreen Throwline: David Stejskal
AB Equipment Speed Climb: Jamie Hartley
Silky Aerial Rescue: Matt Glenn
Asplundh Work Climb: Matt Glenn
Donaghys Foot Lock: Jiri Voda
A full report from Craig Webb is available below.
Full results are available below.
About the National Tree Climbing Championship
Regional tree climbing competitions are held around New Zealand to provide a platform for arborists to learn about the latest in climbing techniques and innovations in equipment. The top men and women qualifiers from the rgional events then compete at the National Championship. They showcase the highest level of professional skills and safety, providing a competitive learning environment for those working in the industry. The winners go on to the International TCC held by the ISA.
Currently, New Zealand climbers Scott Forrest and Nicky Ward-Allen are the World Champions in both the Men’s and Women’s respectively.
The competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field. Male and female competitors perform five different events during preliminary rounds. Each event tests a competitor’s ability to professionally, and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree-care tasks in a timely manner.
Competitive tree climbing also introduces the public to the skills professional tree climbing arborists must use for safe, professional tree work.