On June 4th at Oakledge Park in Burlington, Vermont 27 New England
tree climbers participated in the 15th Annual New England Tree
Climbing Competition.

2005 Champions:
Men's Division - Daniel J. Weise of Sharon, CT
Women's Division -
Melissa LeVangie of South Hadley, MA

The champions will be sponsored by the New England Chapter to
represent the NEC-ISA at the
International Tree Climbing
Championship in Nashville, Tennessee in August 5-7, 2005.
Click here to learn more about the ITCC
Kat Zucco - Footlock, Cambridge
Melissa Duffy - Footlock, Cambridge
Mike Jerome & Melissa LeVangie
Judges Richard & Bill
The NEC-ISA Tree Climbing Competition is a gathering of the top tree
workers throughout New England who try their tree climbing skills and
abilities in a series of competitive events against other climbers.
Winthrop Barrett prepping for the Footlock Event, Cambridge
Tree Climbers who competed in the 2005 NEC-ISA TCC - Courtesy of Melissa Duffy
Burlington Tree Climbing Competitiors, 2005 (thank you Melissa Duffy)
Tim Powell, Brian Carpenter, David Slade, Melissa LeVangie, Ed Carpenter, Dan Weise - Masters Challenge Climbers
Brian Kane performing an Aerial Rescue in Burlington, VT
David Slade prepping for Master's Challenge
Greg Lukos, Work Climb Judge at the limb walk station
Jeff Perroti and Dr. Brian Kane having  fun at lunch.
Work Climb viewed from the tree house.
Climber, Jose Amayo, enjoyiing lunch break.
Marcia McPhee working the swag table.
Past TCC Champions: Justin Donahue, Bruce Duffy, Mike Jerome
Photos courtesy of Melissa Duffy
From a competitive field of 37 climbers Dan Weise placed 34th overall for
his first time at the ITCC.  With a strong showing in the aerial rescue
event, Dan brought home experience and knowledge from climbing with
the world's best.  Nice job Dan!

With a growing field each year in the women's division,
Melissa LeVangie
placed 7th of 15 climbers this year at the ITCC.  Melissa placed second in
the throwline event and was the first recipient of a new award called the
"Spirit of the Competition".

Congratulations to our New England climbing representatives!
Melissa LeVangie receipt of 1st Annual 'Spirit of the Competition' Award ('05 & '06)
Belayed Speed Climb - Time:  27.73
1. Matt Reynolds
2. Tim Powell
3. Bruce Duffy
4. Brian Carpenter
5. Mark Moeske

1. Melissa LeVangie

Secured Footlock - Time: 19.56
1. Justin Nadeau
2. Bruce Duffy
3. Ed Carpenter
4. Brandan Cranton
5. Daniel Weise

1. Melissa LeVangie

Throwline - Total Points: 20 Time: 2.48
1. David Slade
2. David Cooper
3. Brian Noyes
4. Matt Plummer
5. Justin Donohue

1. Melissa LeVangie
Work Climb - Total Points: 64.58 Time: 3.03
1. David Slade
2. Henry Claros
3. Brian Noyes
4. Ed Carpenter
5. Daniel Weise

1. Melissa LeVangie

Aerial Rescue - Total Points: 44.33 Time: 4.73
1. Daniel Weise
2. Ed Carpenter
3. Henry Claros
4. Jeff Perrotti
5. Justin Nadeau

1. Melissa LeVangie

Men's standings after the preliminary events
1. Daniel Weise
2. Tim Powell
3. Brian Carpenter
4. Ed Carpenter
5. David Slade

Women's standings after the preliminary events
1. Melissa LeVangie

Men's Master's Challenge Results
1. Daniel Weise
2. David Slade
3. Tim Powell

Women's Master's Challenge Results
1. Melissa LeVangie

Final Scoring in Excel Format
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New England Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture
15th Annual