Tree Climbing Championship

May 20-22, 2022
​Oak Hill Park / St. Louis Park
3201 Rhode Island Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426

Deadline for climber registration: Friday, May 13 

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here

2022 Results! ​​

​Preliminary Results
Preliminary Results – Women’s
Preliminary Results – Men’s

Congratulations to the 2022 Masters’ Challenge Champions:
Women’s Champion: Mariah Lundstrum
Men’s Champion: Scott Ferris


The Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship brings together some of the best true tree care professionals in the state to showcase their climbing skills in a series of competitive events. It’s a fun-filled event for all to enjoy!

​Climbers compete in five preliminary events on Saturday to qualify as one of the top contestants to earn the right to advance to the championship round – the Masters’ Challenge. The preliminary events include Ascent Event, Belayed Speed Climb, Aerial Rescue, Work Climb and Throwline. Those who have accumulated the highest combined point totals for the five preliminary events advance to the Masters’ Challenge on Sunday.

The first place winners of the Masters’ Challenge for both the men’s and women’s divisions win the opportunity to represent MSA at the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC), September 9-11, in Copenhagen, Denmark, along with the ArborMaster Climbing Kit Prize Package

Second-place winners will have the opportunity to represent MSA at the 2022 NATCC, August 5-7, in St. Paul, MN.


​Thursday, May 19

3:00 pm – Event set up with Judges/Technicians 

Friday, May 20

8:00 am – 9:30 am – Head Judges and Technicians Meeting
9:30 am – 3:00 pm – Event set up with Judges/Technicians
3:00 pm – Competitor Check-in
3:30 pm – 8:00 pm – MANDATORY – Safety Meeting, Event Walk Through, Gear Inspection 

Saturday, May 21

6:00 am – 7:30 pm –  Competitor/Volunteer Check-in
7:30 am – Competitors prestage
8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Preliminary Events 
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Awards Social, Park Tavern

Sunday, May 22

7:30 am – Masters’ Challenge Judges, Techs, Volunteers Check-in
8:30 am – Masters’ Challenge Competitor Check-in
10:00 am – Masters’ Challenge Events (Alternates between competitors: Male, Female, Male, Female, etc.​)


  • Register online by Friday, May 13. Onsite registration will not be accepted.
  • Climbers must attend the mandatory event walk-through and gear inspection on Friday, May 20 at 3:30 pm. No exceptions!
  • Climbers must be a current individual member of MSA at the time of registration and the competition. If you are not currently a member, you can purchase membership during online registration. (Not sure of your membership status? Log into your ISA Account or email MSA to check.)
  • Out-of-state climbers may participate in all preliminary events and are eligible to place in these events. Only in-state climbers (those who live, or primarily work in, Minnesota. Employer must be verified.) can advance to the Masters’ Challenge. ​
  • Climbers must read through the Competitor Packet, TCC Policy, & Anti-Harassment Policy below before registering. ​​



Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship opportunities. ​

2022 Premier Sponsor:

2022 Sponsors, Exhibitors, & Partners​​

Bartlett Tree Experts​
City of St. Louis Park
Pro-Tree Outdoor Services​
​Rainbow Tree Care 
Vineland Tree Care​​​​