Southern Chapter Tree Climbing Championship
April 6 & 7, 2019

Saturday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm  >>  Preliminaries
Sunday,  8:00 am - 2:00 pm  >>  Masters' Challenge

2019 Competitors

Aaron Andersen Jhonny Lopex
Joseph Angel Nich Maidment
Billy Barbour Cormac Nagan
Nicole Benjamin-Harden Joshua Rutherford
Chris Bramlage Keith Stoner
Tony Brown Gary Thacker
Rob Calley Baylor Thomas
Sam Carlin Ron Thurner
Jeff Cole Dustin Urbanovsky
Nick Dwyer Shawn Welch
Jimmy King Jeremy Williams
Casey Johnson Aneesa Winn
Shem Kendrick Simon Zimmerman

As of March 19, 2019

The Southern Chapter Tree Climbing Championship (SOTCC) is an annual competition designed to test the professional skills of the region's working arborists. The SOTCC promotes safe working practices, demonstrates improvements and innovations in techniques and equipment, and provides industry recognition to the general public. 

The preliminary events test a competitor's ability to quickly, professionally, and safely perform work-related tree-care tasks. Competitors with the highest scores during the preliminary events move on to compete in a final event called the Masters' Challenge. The Masters' Challenge winner is named the champion, and then goes on to represent the Southern Chapter at the International Tree Climbing Championship.

Volunteers with no ties to contestants are needed as judges and technicians for the competition. CEUs are available for volunteering. 

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to the 2018 Sponsors

(as of February 26, 2018)

@ Height | ACRT Inc. |  ArborMaster Training Inc. | Arbor MD | Arborwear | Asplundh Tree Expert Co. | Bartlett Arborist Supply | Bishop Co. | Buckingham Mfg. | CMI |  Davey Tree / Wolf Tree | Ferrell Tree | Forestry Suppliers Inc. | Heartwood | Jones Bros | Lewis Tree | Mister Tree | North American Training Solutions | Pinnacle Arborist | Red Trail Tree Service | Samson | Sherrill Tree | Southco Industries Inc. | Teufelberger | The Arbor Experts | The Townsend Corporation | Total Tree Care | Trees LLC | TreeStuff | TrueWerks | Urban Forestry | Vermeer Heartland | Wright Tree Service

Interested in sponsoring, contact the SOTCC chair, Scott Winningham.