Teams from Across US to Battle in Tough Tower Competition

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Eight teams will compete to see who comes out on top at the inaugural Tough Tower event.

The competition will take place June 10-11 at Tri County Tower, 8900 Mahoning Ave. Admission is free.

Each team will include two tower technicians in the telecommunications industry from across the United States. They will compete in eight preliminary industry-related challenges from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 10, both on the ground and on multiple training towers. On June 11, the semifinal and final rounds will take place to decide the winner. Semifinals will begin at 9 a.m.

Challenges will range from rescue and installation to crane maneuverability and knot tying.

“We have a great weekend planned with vendors, sponsors and teams of tower climbers competing in challenges on the ground and in the air,” said Amanda Gonzalez, events coordinator for STG Communications.

STG Communication Services and Tri County Tower launched the event to draw attention to career opportunities in the telecommunications industry. Representatives from Tri County Tower also visited Jackson-Milton High School in May to discuss career opportunities with students.

“We are excited to bring in the best from around the country to compete in Tough Tower,” Tri County CEO Chris Thomas said. “This is a great networking opportunity for our industry and a chance to show the amazing work tower technicians do on a daily basis.”

To RSVP and for more information, click HERE.

Pictured at top: Photo courtesy of STG Communications.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.