North Jackson, Ohio is set to host the adrenaline-pumping 2nd Annual Tough Tower Competition on June 8 and 9, promising a record turnout and an electrifying showcase of prowess and agility. This year, the competition intensifies with eight dynamic teams of two tower technicians each, hailing from across the United States, ready to face off in a thrilling display of their industry-leading skills.
Building on the monumental success of last year’s inaugural event, Chris Thomas, the visionary event organizer and president of Tri-County Tower, shared his enthusiasm. “Following the overwhelming success of our first Tough Tower event, we’re thrilled to expand our sponsorship opportunities, inviting the nation’s elite tower techs to take the stage.”
Tough Tower champions the core values of safety and skill mastery, while creating an unparalleled platform for educational growth and professional networking. “The enthusiasm from potential sponsors has been extraordinary, reflecting both past participants and new supporters eager to join our journey. With increased backing, we’re poised to elevate the competition to new heights in future editions,” remarked Mark Muzzana, event organizer and CFO of STG Communications.
Competitors will be tested through a gamut of challenges, from high-stakes rescue operations and intricate installations to precise crane maneuvering and the art of knot tying, testing their technical acumen and physical agility.
The event is not just a battleground for professionals; it’s a community celebration. Spectators are not only welcome but encouraged to join the festivities. Admission is free, ensuring a day of entertainment for the entire family, complete with children’s activities and more.
Tough Tower not only highlights the critical and often unsung work of tower technicians within the telecommunications industry but also shines a spotlight on the rewarding career paths available within this vital sector.
All competitors must be employed by a company that is a member of NATE: The Wireless Infrastructure Contractors Association and at least one member of each team must hold current certifications in: Competent Climber, Competent Rescue, Qualified Rigger, CPR, First Aid, and OSHA 10.
For further details and to get involved, whether as a participant, sponsor, or spectator, visit toughtower.com.