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WINTEC student packs his bags for Masterton

WINTEC student packs his bags for Masterton

Richard Tregoweth - Saturday, September 17, 2011

Following in the footsteps of WINTEC alumnus Scott Forrest and James Kilpatrick, 2011 student Noel Galloway has won a spot at the 2011 Husqvarna/NZ Arbor National Tree Climbing Championships scheduled for Masterton in October.

To qualify, Noel competed in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regional TCC at Parana Park in Hamilton East, winning the student division and placing 20th overall.

The regional tree climbing event attracted a record level of entries (33) and was won by current world record foot-lock champion and world-class climber James Kiltpatrick.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty representatives for the 2011 Husqvarna NZ Arbor National TCC are as follows:

  • James Kiltpatrick: 153.49 points
  • Elliot Fitzjohn: 109.47 points
  • Josh Ormsby: 91.71 points
  • Jacob Sewell: 89.97 points
  • Dan Benfell: 61.91
  • (Student) Noel Galloway

Note: these are unofficial results. You will need to check the event organizers >website, NZ Arbor for an official update.

  • Out-of-region Nicky Ward-Allen was the only women competitor.

The top five placings (including out-of-towners) were:

  • James Kilpatrick: 153.49 points
  • Jawand Ngau Chun: 127.57 points
  • Drew Brisow: 122.97 points
  • Shaun Hardman: 117.70 points
  • David Stejskal: 111.92 points

Student representative Noel Galloway taking some tips from Auckland contract climber Freddie Hjelms prior to his first ever competitive Work Climb.

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