Tree Climbing Championship

John Rothrock of Anjoe Tree Service in Albany
wins the 2018 NYSA Tree Climbing Championship

Master Challenge Winner John Rothrock

John Rothrock, second from left, is the 2018 NYSA Tree Climbing Champion. He is joined by TCC Co-chair Joel Greifenberger, far right, Diana Cristiano and TCC Co-chair Chris Roddick, far right.


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More Than 20 Compete in Tree Climbing Championship

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Twenty-two climbers participated in this year’s Tree Climbing Championship held on Saturday, June 23 at the majestic Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, NY. Joined by volunteers, judges, technicians, vendors and families, climbers demonstrated their skill, speed and precision in the Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Throwline, Belayed Speed Climb and Ascent Climb with the top three finishers from New York State competing in the Masters Challenge.

Cover 2 Mens Master Challenge CompetitorsAfter a full day of competition, John Rothrock of Anjoe Tree Service, Albany; Brendan Dodd of Bartlett Tree Experts, Southampton and Sebastian Slizowski of Greenpoint Tree Service, Carmel finished as the overall top three performers and went on to compete in the Masters Challenge. After the competition, John Rothrock came out the winner. Congratulations John!

A special thank-you goes to our volunteers, judges, evaluators and technicians who gave their time to make our event another grand success. 


Thank You Sponsors

Master Level

ArborMaster logo CMYK

2019 ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package
ArborMaster and affiliated companies: Buckingham, Oregon, Sampson, Silky and Vermeer

Allmark Tree and Crane Services

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 Armin's Tree Service      theight vert stroke    

  Bartlett logo 1  Bill Miller & Associates, Inc. (Aerial Rescue Station sponsor)

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Full Samsonlogo     (Ascent Station sponsor)   

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Logo Teufelberger Druckdaten        CareofTrees logo treestuff logo

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Gold Leaf Sponsor
Professional Tree Surgeons Supplies, Inc.

Event Sponsor
Let's Talk Trees
Valley Tree and Landscape, Inc.