First US tower climbing competition, hosted by Tower Safety.

JANUARY 20 2021

Many industries and trades have annual competitions to highlight the speed and skill of workers: lineman, masonry, rope access, tree climbing and more. During a warm December weekend the first tower competition, TRx Challenge, was held in Phoenix, AZ. This monumental two-day event was hosted by Tower Safety. Five two-person teams traveled from around the country to compete and network with climbers and industry leaders. With a realistic concern about high COVID rates, the event was held outside and attendee temperatures were taken upon entering.

Kathy Gill started Tower Safety in 2013, inspired by the sentiment that you can have fun and learn at the same time. The rodeo was an extension of this belief. “The TRx Challenge brought people with different skills together and you could see the comradery,” said Kathy

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